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U.N. demands release of political prisoners in Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on Thursday for the release of people he considers political prisoners in Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on dissent ahead of a contentious electoral period.

Mazembe force draw at Bejaia to retain lead

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Johannesburg (AFP) – TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo forced a 0-0 draw at Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria Sunday to stay top of Group A in the CAF Confederation Cup. The winners of nine African titles, including five successes...Show More Summary

Suspected Congo yellow fever cases up 38 percent in last three weeks: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38 percent in the last three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as health officials prepare to launch a vaccination campaign next week.

Stiff CAF Cup challenge looms for Mazembe

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Leaders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo face their toughest CAF Confederation Cup Group A test when they tackle second-place Mouloudia Bejaia in Algeria this weekend.  Both are unbeaten after two matchdays...Show More Summary

DR Congo Violates Logging Moratorium by Granting 3 Land Concessions

Democratic Republic of Congo government violated a moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in place since 2002, according to Greenpeace.

Wait, You Can Do That? The Best Places To See Gorillas In Africa – In The Wild!

The best places to see gorillas in Africa include the central rainforests and western lowlands of Rwanda, Uganda, and parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo,

Suspected rebels hack nine people to death in northeast Congo: army

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Suspected rebels hacked to death at least nine people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the army said, the latest in a string of massacres that have killed more than 500 civilians since October 2014.

DR Congo: Moise Katumbi Calls Court Case ‘Entirely Fabricated’

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Congolese presidential aspirant Moise Katumbi has said that charges he illegally sold a house are “entirely fabricated” as he called on President Joseph Kabila to ensure free and fair elections are held in Democratic Republic of Congo...Show More Summary

U.S. begins targeted sanctions on Congo official

WASHINGTON/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The U.S. government imposed sanctions on a senior police official in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for his role in what it described as the violent suppression of opposition to President Joseph Kabila's government.

Bemba's 18-Year Jail Sentence Is ICC's Warning to Military Leaders About Sexual Violence

Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and former leader of one of the country's most powerful militias during its last major conflict, was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court. Show More Summary

Photographer Fights The Stigma Of Albinism With Stunning Photo Essay

Photographer Patricia Willocq was raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people with albinism are often the target of discrimination that, in the worst cases, endangers their very livelihood. She recalls, from a young age,...Show More Summary

Congo prosecutor seeks five-year prison sentence for opposition leader

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A public prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo has asked a court to sentence a leading opposition presidential candidate to five years in prison after he was accused of selling a house that did not belong to him, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Congolese Politician, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Sentenced to 18 Years for War Crimes

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Mr. Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, led a militia that committed crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic.

DR Congo only Cosafa Cup winners to avoid penalty drama

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Democratic Republic of Congo beat Mozambique 1-0 on Sunday in Namibia in the only Cosafa Cup quarter-final not decided by a penalty shootout.  Nelson Munganga scored the lone goal of the southern Africa championship tie after 37 minutes at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek with a looping far-post header off a corner. Show More Summary

Evidence of a Mesoproterozoic/Neoproterozoic Eukaryote Diversification in Africa

A diverse and exquisitely preserved organic-walled microfossil assemblage from the Meso–Neoproterozoic Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup (Democratic Republic of Congo) and implications for Proterozoic biostratigraphyAuthors:Baludikay et alAbstract:A...Show More Summary

DR Congo: Who is Étienne Tshisekedi, the Man Tasked With Toppling Kabila?

An ex-prime minister and former ally of notorious dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, veteran politician Étienne Tshisekedi, is preparing once more to pick up the opposition baton in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The 83-year-old leaderShow More Summary

Chronicles of a Caged Journalist: Chasing a Childhood Friend, a Fighter in Afghanistan

In Chronicle of a caged journalist, Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem tells the stories of those he's met while covering wars in Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the story of a young boy who grew...Show More Summary

DR Congo: U.S. Ex-Soldier Accused of Being Mercenary Released

A U.S. citizen providing security for the main opposition presidential candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been released and will return to the United States. Darryl Lewis was arrested on April 24 along with three other people working for Moise Katumbi, who plans to run for the presidency in DRC in elections scheduled for November. Show More Summary

Congo to launch new crackdown on criminal gangs

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government said on Tuesday it would launch a fresh crackdown on criminal gangs and defended its previous such operation against allegations from a human rights group that it executed 51 people.

Congo-Brazzaville Peacekeepers ‘Killed 18’ in Central African Republic: HRW

Peacekeepers from Republic of Congo killed at least 18 people while stationed in Central African Republic (CAR), according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Almost 13,000 peacekeepers are deployed in CAR as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission known as MINUSCA. Show More Summary

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