Tag Archives: Joseph Kabila

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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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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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

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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08Oct/15

Rwanda’s top court clears way for Kagame third term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
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