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

20 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

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

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

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

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

DR Congo: Kabila Ally Hints that President Could Stay in Power

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could hold a referendum to allow President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond his current term, a close ally of the president has said. The country is due to hold elections in November, with Kabila due to step down at the end of his second consecutive term in power. Show More Summary

Rio’s ‘symbol of hope’: The incredible stories of the world’s first Olympic refugee team

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

They hail from Syria, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They’ve fled war and the destruction of their homelands. They’ve boarded inflatable boats and grown up in refugee camps. And they are all athletes who will compete on the world’s biggest stage in August. The International Olympic Committee on Friday announced members of […]

Tara Stoinski

Stoinski is president, CEO, and chief scientific officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that coordinates gorilla conservation efforts in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Risk of international spread of yellow fever re-assessed in light of the ongoing outbreaks

ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of yellow fever with the latest developments, more comprehensive information on the current situation in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda and an extended threat assessment for the EU. Some of the data used in the assessment were collected during a mission to Angola in May 2016. read more

How New Doc 'Merci Congo' Sheds Light on Deadly Conflict

"This machine is called a computer." Neema Namadamu is standing in a small room in the remote Itombwe Plateau in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teaching a group of women how to use a laptop. It's the first time most of them have ever seen the technology. The scene serves...

Senators want Obama to impose sanctions on Congo

last monthNews : The Raw Story

U.S. senators called on President Barack Obama’s administration on Friday to impose targeted sanctions on officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for violence and rights violations amid rising political tensions. Hoping to increase pressure on the government of President...

The head of the Congolese opposition had engaged mercenaries to perpetrate a coup d'État

A prosperous businessman and ex-Governor of Katanga, Moïse Katumbi, was arrested on the 13 May 2016. He was one of the principal leaders of the opposition to President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was apparently «brutalised» by the police and was hospitalised. Show More Summary

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