Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of the 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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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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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

Congo’s Kabila faces test on streets as his term expires

Simmering public anger and fears of violent protests as the term of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila nears the end without an election.

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20Sep/16

Death toll rises in Congo election dispute

At least two people were killed when armed men in uniform torched the headquarters of the main opposition party overnight in Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses said, beginning a second day of violent protests. Nathan Frandino reports.
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20Mar/16
Former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Verdict expected on Monday in Bemba war crimes trial at ICC

Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial at the International Criminal Court over five years ago for war crimes including giving his troops licence to attack civilians, which led to mass rapes, murders and pillaging of civilians in the Central African Republic.

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03Jan/16

A retrospective look at Africa’s music scene in 2015

2015 saw Africa’s musicians use their songs to spread awareness about Boko Haram, promote peace and reconciliation and challenge stereotypes. It was a year where the continent’s diversity and eclectic musical traditions were on display.

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28May/15

Celebration of Africa Day 2015

Universal Peace Federation – UK

Celebration of Africa Day 2015:
The Inspiring Things To Learn From, Or See Developing, In Africa
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