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 (...)
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.
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. (...)
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
‘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.
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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. (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)