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- DRC: Journalists threatened for covering violence in Kasaï-Central province
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about death threats against journalists covering massacres by the Kamuina Nsapu rebel militia and by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in the southern province of (...)
[IFEX] 21/02/2017

 
Congo-Kinshasa: U.S. Demands Independent Probe of Alleged Civilian Massacre in DRC
[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo is brushing off demands for an independent investigation into the alleged executions of unarmed civilians by DRC troops in the Kasai region.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
Switzerland: UN rights chief calls on DRC government to halt violence by security forces
Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations human rights chief has called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces. (...)
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

 
US: US express concern at DR Congo video on 'summary executions'
Washington, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed deep concern at a video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children. (...)
[Panapress] 20/02/2017

Is Trump’s plan to repeal conflict minerals rule a gift for Rwanda?
Critics say that a suspension of the law will increase instability in countries like DR Congo.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Militiamen Kill 25 Civilians in Ethnic Attack
[Deutsche Welle] An estimated 25 people, mostly Hutus, have been hacked to death with machetes by militiamen from the Nande ethnic group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They were reportedly beheaded by the attackers.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

CAF Super Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns beat TP Mazembe 1-0 to win CAF Super Cup
Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on Saturday beat TP Mazembe of DR Congo 1-0 to win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Super Cup. Sports
[Panapress] 19/02/2017

2017 CAF Confederation Cup: Renaissance du Congo qualifies for 1st round
Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - DR Congo club, Renaissance du Congo, has qualified for the first round of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup competition. Sports
[Panapress] 18/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Budget Minister Casts Doubt on 2017 Elections
[VOA] Kinshasa -The budget minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo has cast doubt on whether the country will be able to finance elections this year. His statement has sparked concern as delaying the polls last year led to violent (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

DR Congo: UN, regional partners urge DR Congo parties to resume political talks
Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Increasingly concerned about the political impasse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations and regional partner organizations on Thursday urged political actors to work out how to implement the 31 December political agreement on a timeframe (...)
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Ethiopia: AU, partners urge DRC stakeholders to conclude talks 'in good faith'
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) said Thursday they were increasingly concerned by the continuing impasse in the dialogue among the political stakeholders in the (...)
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

UN: WHO says Angola, DRC successfully controlled yellow fever outbreak
New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever. (...)
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Death Turned Political Football in the DRC
[ISS] The sudden death on 2 February of Etienne Tshisekedi -- the long-time opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) -- is more than a personal tragedy for a man who spent four decades fighting for democracy, only to die moments away from exercising actual (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Clashes Leave Over 100 Dead
[Deutsche Welle] Security forces are reported to have fired indiscriminately on militia members in central Congo. A recent surge in violence comes as fears the DRC may descend into civil war continue to grow.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

UN: UN human rights office says 100 people killed by soldiers in DRC
New York, US (PANA) - At least 101 people are reported to have been killed by soldiers in clashes between military forces and members of the Kamuina Nsapu militia in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last five days, the UN human rights office said on Tuesday. (...)
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

DR Congo: UN, partners launch multimillion dollar appeal for DR Congo
Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The United Nations and humanitarian partners in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have appealed for nearly US$750 million to aid 6.7 million people this year. Society
[Panapress] 13/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Slams Army as Scores Die in Fighting
[Deutsche Welle] The UN peacekeeping mission in DRC says unconfirmed reports suggest that at least 100 people have been killed in recent fighting. The agency has condemned the clashes between the Kamwina Nsapu militia and the DRC's (...)
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

Leopard will have it tough in DRC- Swazi Internationals
SOCCER – SWAZI internationals Mthunzi ‘Xavi’ Mkhontfo and Felix ‘Fela’ Badenhorst noted that Royal Leopard will have it tough against AS Vita in Kinshasa next weekend.
[The Swazi Observer] 12/02/2017

Leopard slump to 0 -1 defeat
SOCCER – Advancing to the next round of the CAF Champions League will be a high mountain to climb for the country’s envoys Royal Leopard after succumbing to a 0-1 loss to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outfit AS Vita.
[The Swazi Observer] 12/02/2017

DR Congo: MONUSCO condemns persistent violence in Kasai provinces
Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) on Saturday said it was concerned about the persistent conflict in the Kasai provinces of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Society
[Panapress] 11/02/2017

Over 50 killed by army in central Congo
Over 50 killed by army in central Congo
DRC soldiers reportedly killed at least 56 members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia who were seeking to avenge the death of their leader.
[IOL] 10/02/2017

 
Congo-Kinshasa: The Best Way to Honour Tshisekedi Is to Take On the Fight for Democracy in DR Congo
[African Arguments] Now more than ever, we must heed the late politician's declaration that, ultimately, the people must take responsibility for themselves.
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017

‘WE ARE HERE TO WIN’
SOCCER - AS Vita local duo of Mthunzi ‘Xavi’ Mkhontfo and Felix ‘Fela’ Badenhorst have collectively declared they would finish the job in DR Congo.
[The Swazi Observer] 10/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Suspended Talks to Resume Next Week
[VOA] Opposition groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under the umbrella group Rassemblement are expecting talks with the government will begin next week, despite the death of the group's leader, Etienne Tshisekedi.
[AllAfrica] 06/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi's Death Highlights Obstacles and Opportunities for Peace
[allAfrica] The death in Brussels of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the iconic figure of democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, combined with a stalemate in the implementation of the agreement on governing until elections later this year, could plunge the country again into a (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/02/2017

South Africa: President Zuma mourns passing of DRC opposition leader
Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, has conveyed his condolences to the government and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the death of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi. (...)
[Panapress] 05/02/2017

Congo police clash with sect, kill at least eight
Congo police clash with sect, kill at least eight
DRC police killed at least eight members of a separatist religious sect, local activists said, escalating tensions in a normally peaceful part of the country.
[IOL] 04/02/2017

 
Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Mourns the Death of Preeminent Opposition Leader Etienne Tshisekedi
[This is Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels at the age of 84, the country's embassy in Brussels, Belgium has revealed.
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

- Protests grow tense in DRC as citizens mourn death of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi
Hundreds of Congolese gathered in Kinshasa after news broke night that DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi passed away. Protesters threw rocks and shouted slurs against President Joseph Kabila; police responded with rounds of (...)
[IFEX] 03/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: What Does Opposition Leader Tshisekedi's Death Mean for Road to Elections?
[ICG] The death of the veteran politician deprives the opposition of a well-known rallying figure. Without him, uncertainty and growing popular anger are likely to lead to more instability.
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition at Crucial Impasse as Leader Dies
[VOA] Leading Congolese opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday in Brussels of an undisclosed illness, bringing to an end a political career which spanned six tumultuous decades. His passing comes at a crucial time for the opposition as it fights to dislodge President Joseph (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Analysts Cast Doubt on Accord After Opposition Leader's Death
[VOA] Analysts say the death of Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi could undermine a recent accord aimed at ending the country's political crisis.
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi's Death Threatens Power-Sharing Plan
[RFI] The future of a proposed power-sharing deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been thrown into doubt by the death of longtime opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi. The 84-year-old died in Brussels on Wednesday, as talks aiming to end the nation's political crisis were under way in (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Ethiopia: AU condoles DRC on Tshisekedi's passing
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Thursday expressed her “deep sadness” following the death of Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, leader of Union for Democracy and Social Progress Party (UDPS) of Democratic Republic of Congo (...)
[Panapress] 02/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Dies At 84
[Deutsche Welle] Longtime opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has died in Brussels, after traveling there last week for a medical check-up. In Kinshasha, police used tear gas on his supporters who had gathered to mourn their (...)
[AllAfrica] 02/02/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Etienne Tshisekedi Dies in Brussels
[Al Jazeera] Etienne Tshisekedi, the main opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has died in Brussels aged 84, according to diplomatic sources.
[AllAfrica] 02/02/2017

Somalia: Somali Elections and the External Interferences
[Addis Standard] A little-known think-tank in Ethiopia has recently raised a storm in the Somali political scene. It is striking how an analytical piece published by the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC) formerly Institute for Advanced Research (IAR) - a monthly publication (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

Rwanda: About 30 Congolese M23 rebels arrive in Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A group of some 30 unarmed people claiming to be combatants of Congolese M23 rebel group crossed into Rwanda over the weekend through the Rwanda-DR Congo border, the Rwandan army said in a statement made available to PANA on Monday in Kigali. (...)
[Panapress] 30/01/2017

Ghana/Congo-Kinshasa: Ghana Send DRC Home in Resurgent Second Half #AFCON2017
[allAfrica] Ghana put a poor first half performance behind them to storm into the African Nations Cup semifinals for the sixth tournament in a row on Sunday, ending the hopes of DR Congo in the process.
[AllAfrica] 30/01/2017

2017 AFCON: Ghana sail into semi-finals with 2-1 victory over DR Congo
Oyem, Gabon (PANA) - A brace by the Ayew brothers on Sunday gave the Ghana Black Stars their ticket to the semi-finals of the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon. Sports
[Panapress] 29/01/2017

2017: Final quarter-final matches to be played on Sunday
Oyem, Gabon (PANA) - The final quarter-final matches of the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon will be played on Sunday with DR Congo taking on Ghana while Egypt meet Morocco. Sports
[Panapress] 29/01/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Uganda Rebel Returns Add to Growing Headache for Kabila and Congo
[IRIN] Kampala -The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighbouring Uganda of allowing former M23 rebels to cross the common border, sparking fears of a new armed rebellion and yet more humanitarian suffering in a region long used to (...)
[AllAfrica] 28/01/2017

Ghana/Congo-Kinshasa: Black Stars Sweat Over Gyan Fitness #AFCON2017
[allAfrica] Ghana are sweating on the fitness of veteran striker Asamoah Gyan as they look ahead to Sunday's African Nations Cup quarter-final against DR Congo in Oyem.
[AllAfrica] 27/01/2017

Togo/Congo-Kinshasa: Adebayor Fights Back Tears As Togo Exits
[allAfrica] Emmanuel Adebayor was biting his bottom lip as he left the pitch at the end of the Tuesday's African Nations Cup match against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Gentil, his Togo team eliminated after picking up a solitary point from their three (...)
[AllAfrica] 26/01/2017

Congo-Kinshasa/Togo: DR Congo Powers Through as Togo Blames the Pitch
[allAfrica] The Democratic Republic of Congo's excellent performances in the African Nations Cup finals have opened the question of whether they can go all the way in this year's tournament and win what would be the first title for the country since (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/01/2017

2017 AFCON: DR Congo, Morocco reach quarter-finals; champions Cote d'Ivoire crash out (Eds: Adds details)
Oyem, Gabon (PANA) - DR Congo and Morocco reached the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon after the final Group C matches played on Tuesday. Sports
[Panapress] 24/01/2017

Opposition chief exits Congo amid power deal talks
The 84-year-old leader took off from Kinshasa’s airport aboard a private plane to Brussels.
[East Africa News Post] 24/01/2017

Congo-Kinshasa/Togo: Leopards Face Tricky Game On Woeful Pitch
[allAfrica] DR Congo need just a point from their final Group C clash against Togo in Port Gentil on Tuesday to book a place in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup in Gabon and will be heavily fancied to do so after a fine showing at the tournament so (...)
[AllAfrica] 23/01/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Fear of Rebels' Return Fuels Tensions
[East African] The reported re-emergence of M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could present a security problem for President Joseph Kabila, who is currently facing political resistance. There are fears that the rebel insurgents could unleash chaos in the already fragile east of (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Fear of return of M23 rebels now fuels tensions in eastern DRC
Kampala said that members of the rebel group have been quietly escaping from the Bihanga Barracks
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017



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