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Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Heavy and sporadic gunfire has been heard in the capital of the Republic of Congo as police fought with what one official described as militia fighters. The apparent fighting comes just weeks after President Denis Sassou N’Guesso’s re-election. The gunfire tapered off at times as it was heard to ring out in the southern Bacongo […]

Prioritize Protection, Justice

Prioritize Protection, Justice

The new president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, should make security and justice for serious human rights abuses priorities for his government. Touadéra, a former prime minister, is to take office on March 30, 2016, after winning a runoff election on February 14. His new administration will replace a transition government that has […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Steps Up Drive to Curb Sexual Violence, Shake Off ‘Rape Capital’ Tag

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Steps Up Drive to Curb Sexual Violence, Shake Off ‘Rape Capital’ Tag

London — Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is stepping up efforts to combat rape in a bid to shake off the label of being the “rape capital of the world”, the presidential adviser on sexual violence said on Thursday. Sexual violence in Congo is often regarded as a by-product of years of fighting in the […]

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