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  • Presidential election scheduled for December 23, 2018
    The president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Corneille Nangaa, announced on Sunday that the presidential, legislative and provincial elections have been set for December 23, 2018. The provisional results of the presidential…
    - 78 days ago, 4 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate
    The president of The Rally of the Opposition, Felix Thisekedi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the Presidential Majority to “illegally prolong the mandate of the head of state” during a news confere…
    - 90 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Safety Before Fun
    Gambling in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a booming industry. It is an industry that has been helped by legalization over ten years ago; having many casinos featuring thousands of slots and tables grow overnight. Nevertheless, it is also a prim…
    - 20 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Latest Political and Gambling News from the Tensioned DR Congo
    After a long period of debates and questions that had remained unanswered, it seems like the DRC minister has come forward to clear a few aspects for the public. A major concern that was addressed lately is the fact that the country does not seem to…
    - 28 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi
    The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has issued an arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader planning a possible election challenge to President Joseph Kabila. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday that the arrest…
    - 18 May 16, 8:00pm -
  • Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa
    Papa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral ma…
    - 3 May 16, 8:00pm -
  • Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute
    President Joseph Kabila has posthumously awarded Papa Wemba the title of Grand Officer of the National Order. “We elevate you posthumously to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of the Kabila-Lumumba national heroes for your merits, and…
    - 1 May 16, 8:00pm -
  • Iconic Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dies at 66
    Iconic Congolese musician Papa Wemba died on Sunday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he was performing at the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (Femua). He collapsed on stage, his spokesman Henry Noel Mbuta Vokia told Radio Okapi. Papa Wemba, born Jules…
    - 23 Apr 16, 8:00pm -
  • DR Congo Win Second African Nations Championship
    A brace from Mechak Elia and the other by Jonathan Bolingi was all DR Congo needed to beat Mali 3-0 in the final on Sunday and cruise to their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) title. Elia scored in both halves before Bolingi sealed victory…
    - 6 Feb 16, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo reach final of African Nations Championship
    DR Congo edged Guinea 5-4 on penalties to reach the final of the African Nations Championship for the second time. The Congolese, winners of the maiden edition in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire, were on the brink of victory after TP Mazembe forward Jonathan…
    - 2 Feb 16, 7:00pm -

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HRW: Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo: Security Forces Fire on Catholic Churchgoers
    Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used excessive force, including teargas and live ammunition, against peaceful protesters at Catholic churches in the capital, Kinshasa, and other cities on December 31, 2017, Human Rights Watch said…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo: Security Forces Fire on Catholic Churchgoers

    DR Congo: Security Forces Fire on Catholic Churchgoers

    Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used excessive force, including teargas and live ammunition, against peaceful protesters at Catholic churches in the capital, Kinshasa, and other cities on December 31,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Southern Africa: Increased Repression of Peaceful Dissent

    Southern Africa: Increased Repression of Peaceful Dissent

    Expand A delegate attends the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in Pretoria, South Africa, August 19, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Political violence and government repression continued in 2017, as President Joseph Kabila held on to power beyond his constitutionally mandated two-term limit, which ended on December 19, 2016. As authorities stalled plans to organize elections, gov…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

    DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

    Expand The Kivu Security Tracker maps violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces. © 201…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • VIDEO: Recruitment of M23 Rebels to Suppress Protests in DR Congo
    At Least 62 Killed in December 2016, as President Kabila Refused to Step DownSenior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized at least 200 and likely many more former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring Uganda and Rwanda…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo: Rebels Were Recruited to Crush Protests

    DR Congo: Rebels Were Recruited to Crush Protests

    Senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized at least 200 and likely many more former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring Uganda and Rwanda to protect President Joseph Kabila and quash anti-…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • “Special Mission”

    “Special Mission”

    SummarySecurity forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 62 people and arrested hundreds of others during protests across the country between December 19 and 22, 2016, after President Joseph Kabila refused to step down at the end…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Interview: How DR Congo’s President Hired Rebel Fighters to Crush Protests

    Interview: How DR Congo’s President Hired Rebel Fighters to Crush Protests

    These revelations are explosive. When did you first hear reports of this?It was last December when we first heard about meetings in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province, where local leaders were discussing how former members of the M23 had been rec…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Congo

IRIN: Congo

  • Crisis listicles, localisation in practice, and long-term dangers in Burundi: The Cheat Sheet

    Crisis listicles, localisation in practice, and long-term dangers in Burundi: The Cheat Sheet

    Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:  Most neglected crisis of 2017? One disturbing aspect of this poll by the T…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Dec 17, 11:42am -
  • Hostility in US, Europe makes Mexico a new refugee destination of choice

    Hostility in US, Europe makes Mexico a new refugee destination of choice

    Aisha woke up bruised and disoriented in a hospital bed in Kinshasa. Her husband, a driver for a prominent opposition politician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was dead. Her five children were missing. One thing was clear: She had to leave…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 7:45am -
  • Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

    Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

    IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest: CAR risks return to civil war Central African Republic is on the brink and without a safety net. Amnesty International says (in a…
    - 15 Sep 17, 11:48am -
  • Cost of clinical trials worries donors

    Cost of clinical trials worries donors

    The more medical successes there are, the more it costs to find the next one, prompting donors to demand more from researchers carrying out large-scale trials of drugs, vaccines and global health impacts. “As a funder, I hate clinical trial applic…
    - 23 May 12, 7:00pm -
  • Nouveau médicament contre le paludisme
    l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) vient de recommander un changement dans le traitement de première ligne du paludisme qui pourrait permettre de sauver près de 200 000 vies par année. Les activistes de la santé en Afrique se préparent…
    - 25 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Where to watch prices

    Where to watch prices

    Against a global background of steadily climbing food prices, IRIN lists a selection of websites that offer some useful insights into how, why and where food is becoming more expensive. • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price i…
    - 24 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Stillbirths "absent from global health agenda"

    Stillbirths "absent from global health agenda"

    The annual number of stillbirths around the world is more than double the number of people who die from HIV-related causes, according to a new report that says this widely overlooked epidemic could be dramatically mitigated with better antenatal care…
    - 13 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Protection takes centre stage in new Sphere guidelines

    Protection takes centre stage in new Sphere guidelines

    Avoiding exposing vulnerable people to further harm, ensuring their access to impartial aid and assisting them to claim their rights and recover from abuse are some of the guidelines given to humanitarian actors in a new edition of the Sphere handboo…
    - 13 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Invest in adolescents' education and training, urges UNICEF

    Invest in adolescents' education and training, urges UNICEF

    With the majority (88 percent) of the world's 1.2 billion adolescents living in developing countries, investing in their education and training could break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequality, says the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) 2011 State o…
    - 24 Feb 11, 7:00pm -
  • Billions lack access to life-saving surgery

    Billions lack access to life-saving surgery

    More than two billion people, mostly in low-income countries, lack adequate access to life-saving surgical procedures, which is a potential obstacle to achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), say specialists. "It is not new…
    - 23 Feb 11, 7:00pm -
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News About Congo

  • DR Congo: Attack on MONUSCO

    DR Congo: Attack on MONUSCO

    Africa: Attack on MONUSCO 12/08/2017 06:16 PM EST Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 8, 2017 The United States strongly condemns last night’s attack against MONUSCO, the United Nations Organization Stabil…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 8:21pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Call for Protests on November 30, 2017

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Call for Protests on November 30, 2017

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Call for Protests on November 30, 2017 November 29, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that opposition and civil society groups are calling for protest…
    - 53 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 3:54pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned March for November 30, 2017

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned March for November 30, 2017

    "The protest may impede access to the airport road. If you have a trip planned for Thursday morning it would be advised to consider rescheduling." U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Planned Ma…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 12:53pm -
  • Scott Pelley on the conflict in Yemen but Don't Forget Congo

    Scott Pelley on the conflict in Yemen but Don't Forget Congo

    "I don't go to bed at night thinking about the kids we've fed today. I go to bed crying over those we didn't," said David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). Man-made conflict continues to drive hunger in places like the De…
    - 61 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:38am -
  • Support the People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Urge Full Funding of Relief Efforts

    Support the People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Urge Full Funding of Relief Efforts

    Support the People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Urge Full Funding of Relief Efforts Support the People of the CongoTake Action! Urge Full Funding for Relief Efforts The humanitarian conditions in the conflict-ridden Kasai region of the D…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:12pm -
  • Congolese Searching for Peace

    Congolese Searching for Peace

    In the past, refugees have been treated poorly by neighboring countries. Citizens have objected to their meager resources used to help foreigners. https://southernafrican.news/2017/10/06/drc-conflict-rises-as-refugees-flock-to-zamibia/ Zambia’s Pre…
    - 6 Oct 17, 5:44pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira (South Kivu, DR Congo)

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira (South Kivu, DR Congo)

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira September 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received reports of violent clashes and fighting between government forces and militia groups in and…
    - 28 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Suspected Ebola Virus Disease kills 17 in Congo

    Suspected Ebola Virus Disease kills 17 in Congo

    The western Kasai region of has a suspected ebola virus outbreak. This is a remote area, so if it is confirmed to be the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) then it is good possibility of containing it to that area. Remember EVD is just a plane ride from the U…
    - 13 Sep 17, 6:24pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Match on September 5, 2017

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Match on September 5, 2017

    Tensions must be still simmering in Kinshasa, if, the US Embassy issues a warning about an upcoming soccer match. From: Date: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:35 PM Subject: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Match on September 5, 2017 To: U.S. Embassy…
    - 5 Sep 17, 3:27pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21, 2017

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21, 2017

    From: Date: Aug 19, 2017 8:13 AM Subject: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21, 2017 To: Cc: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21 Aug…
    - 19 Aug 17, 8:47am -

The Guardian: Congo News

  • Black Moses review – a rip-roaring coming of age tale in the Congo
    Alain Mabanckou’s vibrant novel follows an orphan making a life for himself in the people’s republic of the 1970sCongolese author Alain Mabanckou’s Bildungsroman charts both the formative years of his hero – “Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyin…
    - 30 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • Face-off over the Congo: the long rivalry between Kinshasa and Brazzaville
    It’s only a five-minute flight from Kinshasa to its rival city, Brazzaville – but as the DRC slides into a bloody political crisis, an international border, the Congo river and centuries of colonialism continue to separate central Africa’s vola…
    - 17 Jan 17, 2:15am -
  • DRC elections put back to 2018, as opposition calls strike in protest
    Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition will not hold general election due in November, claiming voter registration difficultiesDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s governing coalition and other smaller parties have agreed to delay next m…
    - 16 Oct 16, 6:52pm -
  • DRC opposition calls for more protests despite recent deaths
    Groups vow to oust Joseph Kabila, who seems to have adopted a strategy of ‘glissement’, or indefinite delay, over promised elections Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say they plan further street protests to pressure Pres…
    - 23 Sep 16, 11:10am -
  • US and EU conservation funds failing to protect trees or people, claims report
    Up to $500m spent by donors on protecting rainforest in the Congo basin has failed to prevent destructive developments, says the Rainforest FoundationUp to $500m (£346m) spent by the US, EU and other donors to protect the world’s second largest sw…
    - 21 Apr 16, 7:01pm -
  • Where does the $8bn UN peacekeeping budget go?
    The United Nation’s budget seems healthy, but across the world missions are facing alarming shortfallsThere are more than 100,000 peacekeepers wearing the blue helmet in 16 missions across the world, from Kosovo in eastern Europe to western Sahara…
    - 6 Apr 16, 9:56am -
  • Heavy gunfire in Congo-Brazzaville capital as police battle militia
    Official says police clashed with anti-government Ninjas militia, weeks after re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso Fighting has rocked the capital of Congo-Brazzaville, shattering a relative calm that had followed President Denis Sassou Ngue…
    - 4 Apr 16, 5:24am -
  • Why should Africa listen to the hypocritical criticism of its three-term leaders? | Eric Joyce
    Of course presidents shouldn’t amend constitutions in their favour, but third terms aren’t always undemocratic – and nor are they restricted to African countriesOn 19 March, one day before a presidential election in Congo-Brazzaville, the Frenc…
    - 29 Mar 16, 10:55am -
  • Photo highlights of the day
    The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including wildfires in Spain and the arrival in the UK of the America’s Cup Continue reading...
    - 23 Jul 15, 5:13pm -
  • As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat
    After infected wildlife was linked with Guinea’s ‘patient zero’, the authorities desperately try to control the region’s trade. The Daily Maverick reports At the entry points to Congo-Brazzaville’s second largest city and main port, three d…
    - 3 Jul 15, 2:00am -

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