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AU Postpones Delegation’s Visit To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

AU Postpones Delegation’s Visit To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 December 2018. The Commission calls on all concerned to work for the preservation of peace and stability and the […]

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. Raphael Mbuyi, Oxfam’s acting […]

Election Delayed In The DRC

Election Delayed In The DRC

The announcement marked the latest step in a two-year saga of vote delays in Kinshasa. The presidential election is meant to mark Congo’s first democratic transition of power. The Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday that the country’s long-delayed presidential election will likely be postponed again. Set to take […]

Ebola Outbreak In DRC Is Second Worst In History

Ebola Outbreak In DRC Is Second Worst In History

 Today (November 29, 2018) the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached 426 cases, surpassing the number of cases in the 2000-2001 Uganda outbreak and making it the second worst in history after the 2014 West Africa outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. The emergency response has been complicated by ongoing […]

UN Chief Condemns The Killing Of Peace Keepers In DRC

UN Chief Condemns The Killing Of Peace Keepers In DRC

United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres condemned the killing of seven peacekeepers on Wednesday serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is also confronting a lethal Ebola outbreak. His spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said on Thursday that one Tanzanian and six Malawian ‘blue helmets’ were killed during joint operations carried out by the UN […]

WHO Braces For Six More Months Of Ebola In DRC

WHO Braces For Six More Months Of Ebola In DRC

Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed. The latest outbreak of the deadly virus in north eastern DRC has killed over 209 people, World Health […]

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday. The haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and community resistance […]

Congo Frees Supporters of Jailed Presidential Candidate Mokoko

Congo Frees Supporters of Jailed Presidential Candidate Mokoko

Authorities in the Republic of Congo freed 11 political prisoners who backed opposition presidential candidate Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko in elections two years ago, said a lawyer who represented them.  Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who is scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron next month, has faced international pressure to improve his administration’s human-rights record. […]

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba should be declared ineligible to stand in a presidential election in December because of a witness tampering conviction at The Hague, President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition said on Friday. The constitutional court decides who can contest the election and the coalition has no formal role but its view is likely […]

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila evoked former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko when he addressed lawmakers anxious to hear whether he’ll run for president again. “I know why there is some tension in the room,” he told the packed chambers of parliament in the capital, Kinshasa, on July 20. “It’s because there are those […]

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