Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

19Oct/17

Congo controversially elected to U.N right council, despite abuse record

Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
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30Sep/17

Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege in running for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

SHOWS: STRASBOURG, FRANCE (EBS) – Congolese gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege is a contender for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, nominated for his work with rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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17Jul/17

Felicite wins best film at Africa movie award

The 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards popularly known as the AMAA Awards was held in Lagos on Saturday (July 15) to honour the best of the continent’s films. Continue reading

07Apr/17

Congo’s Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala prime minister

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila names a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister.

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08Feb/17

Trump to nix “conflict minerals” rule

President Donald Trump is planning an executive order targeting a rule that requires companies to disclose if their products contain “conflict minerals” from a war-torn part of Africa, according to sources. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

19Dec/16

Kabila to stay on, says DR Congo goverment

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will remain in office tomorrow, his top diplomat says, hours before his mandate is due to run out.

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18Dec/16

Morocco to provide resident permits to thousands of migrants

Morocco launches the second round of a campaign to regularise undocumented migrants, aiming to provide thousands of foreigners resident permits that will allow them to wok, enrol their children in school and have access to medical care.

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