DRC govt decrees 30-day curfew in south central region

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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 eleven pm and six in the morning.

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Congo’s Joseph Kabila Must Go

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Joe Khamisi

In 2001 a clean-shaven 30-year old shy, Chinese-trained military officer, Joseph Kabila Kabange, stepped in to take power from his father, Laurent Kabila, who had died ten days earlier from a bullet fired by a child soldier at his official residence in Kinshasa.

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Crisis in the Congo: DRC today mirrors the French Constitution

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Brian Minga Amza

The legality of Joseph Kabila‘s Presidency after 19 December 2016 has divided the political and social sphere of society in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even after the Constitutional Court, which is regarded as the highest court of the country, ruled that “the head of state will stay in power until a new president is elected, even if the election of that President is delayed,” according to Article 70 of the Constitution.

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Dozens of civilians killed in latest attack by rebels in DRC

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Byobe Malenga

At least 60 civilians have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following an attack by suspected rebels.

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Wounded soldiers in DRC evacuated following clashes with ADF rebels

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Darell Maurice

Eleven Congolese soldiers and peacekeepers were injured on Monday in clashes with Ugandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were finally evacuated after a failed first attempt, the UN stated.

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Political pressure on Katumbi denounced ahead of DRC elections

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Darell Maurice

Since leaving his post of governor of the mineral-rich province of Katanga, resigning from the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) and announcing his candidacy for the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moïse Katumbi has become the bane of the presidential majority.

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DRC national election process begins in North Ubangi

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Darell Maurice

The new province of North Ubangi is currently at the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national election. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, CENI, Cornelius Nangaa Yobeluo on Sunday launched the operation of identification and registration for voters in Gbadolite, the capital of North Ubangi.

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