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Prison break in Bukavu, DRC

Erick Bukulu   By Byobe Malenga Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Bukavu have launched a man-hunt for 20 hardcore prisoners who escaped from a detention centre on Monday.

19 killed in DRC traffic accident

Mussa Mwangoka   By Byobe Malenga A FUSO brand vehicle from the Sebele market to the city of Baraka earlier this week overturned in the village of Kakomba, 8 kilometers south of Baraka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Fizi Territory, carrying passengers and cargo.

DRC govt decrees 30-day curfew in south central region

AP photo   By Byobe Malenga The provincial government of the Kasai Orientale Province (south-central DRCongo) has decreed a curfew across the whole province. The decision was taken after an incursion made by troops loyal to the late Kamwina Nsapu in the Kabeya Kamwanga territory. The population has been advised to stay at home between […]

Dozens of civilians killed in latest attack by rebels in DRC

Phil Moore/AFP   By Byobe Malenga At least 60 civilians have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following an attack by suspected rebels.

DRC: The challenges faced by domestic workers in Goma

Paul Bettings   By Byobe Malenga A shortage of employment in various African countries is driving many people to focus on jobs such as retail and domestic work in people’s homes. In Goma, in the politically sensitive region of North Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, this trend is affecting fathers, mothers and even girls […]

DRC President under international pressure to resign

Carlo Allegri/Reuters   By Byobe Malenga Sanctions and international pressure have increased on President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Accused by the opposition of not wanting to retire after the end of his last term in December 2016, the United States and MEPs have decided to also extend warnings against the Congolese […]

DRC: Opposition form a united front against President Joseph Kabila

By Byobe Malenga Despite some absences, most of the Congolese opposition decided to unite in a new structure called “Rally” on the night of Thursday to Friday near Brussels. It requires the departure at the end of the year of President Joseph Kabila.

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

By Byobe Malenga DRC citizens are continuing to pay tribute to the African-American international boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Saturday aged 74.

The genius of Papa Wemba’s music

By Byobe Malenga Known by the name of Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, but more famously as Papa Wemba, the Congolese singer, songwriter and actor was born on June 14, 1949 in Lubefu, a Kasai-Oriental region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. On April 24, 2016 the world was saddened by the news of his […]

Secret mining deals fund presidential elections in DRC

By Byobe Malenga Secretive mining deals risk illicitly financing this year’s disputed presidential election campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Concerned expressed over sentencing of activists in the DRC

By Byobe Malenga Following the conviction of six LUCHA activists to two years in prison for “disobedience to authority” by the tribunal of the Grand Jury of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the defense team are now seeking an annulment of the verdict.

Ban Ki-moon visits IDP camp in Democratic Republic of Congo

By Byobe Malenga The Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon arrived yesterday Tuesday, February 23 in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Goma in North Kivu, his visit to the IDP camp Kitchanga hosting thousands of displaced people.

Twelve arrested in DRC following illegal possession of weapons

By Byobe Malenga The military presented to the press in the Congolese city of Uvira twelve civilians suspected illegal possession of weapons. Weapons were found in their homes in Uvira and Fizi in the province of South Kivu.

Civil society welcomes cooperation between Armed Forces and UN mission in DRC

By Byobe Malenga The civil society in Beni welcomed the resumption of cooperation between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, FARDC and UN peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO.

Rwanda accused of recruiting refugees from Burundi to fight

By Byobe Malenga Burundi and DRC ask UN Security Council to rein in Rwanda, accused of recruiting Burundian refugees to destabilze Bujumbura

Children as young as seven working in perilous conditions in Democratic Republic of Congo mines

By Byobe Malenga Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and Vodafone are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products, said Amnesty International and Afrewatch in a major new report published last week.