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 […]
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Issouf Sanogo/AFP By 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.
Alexander Joe/AFP By 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 […]
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.
Phil Moore/AFP By 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.
Fiston Mahamba/AFP By 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.
By 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.
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 […]
T.J. Kirkpatrick/Reuters By Darell Maurice It was during a raid carried out by the Rwandan rebels, on Monday evening that the massacre was perpetrated.
By Darell Maurice In the space of two years, the enrolment rate for schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose from 16.5 to 18,000,000, an increase of nine percent.
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 […]
By Darell Maurice Concerned with the ongoing deterioration of the security situation and an increase in violence against aid workers, humanitarian organizations operating in the Congolese province of North Kivu have expressed their frustration at the growing insecurity affecting as many vulnerable people as humanitarian workers.
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.
Kenny Katombe / Reuters By Darell Maurice After a month and a half of detention, the Kinshasa authorities last week released an American ex soldier used to ensure the security of the Congolese opposition leader Moses Katumbi.
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.
AP photo By Darell Maurice On May 31st, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Senate adopted the draft law on adoption of children in the country. The text prohibits same-sex couples and transsexuals from adopting Congolese children.
Lynsey Addario By Darell Maurice The Democratic Republic of Congo will seek between $250 million and $500 million in budgetary support from the World Bank this year, pending a review of its economy by the International Monetary Fund next month, the government on Tuesday stated.
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 […]
By Byobe Malenga Secretive mining deals risk illicitly financing this year’s disputed presidential election campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
By Darell Maurice Michel Kirumba Director General of Transco (Transport in Congo) on Saturday presented to press and the Congolese population the company’s annual activity report.
By Darell Maurice The commander of the third zone defense of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), Major General Leo Mushale, said he was satisfied with the results of the army’s military operations against the Ugandan rebels of the ADF in Beni.
By Darell Maurice More than 200 Congolese MPs earlier this week filed a request at the Constitutional Court for an interpretation of Articles 70, 103 and 105 of the country’s constitution. These items are all linked to the mandates of the president, the deputy and the senator.
By Darell Maurice Maman Sambo Sidikou, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and now head of the UN’s stabilisation mission in the country, MONUSCO, reiterated his call for the holding of a national political dialogue, but also to respect the constitution.
By Darell Maurice The Congolese Government has decided to continue the hunt for ‘Kulunas‘, but will now do so under a new operational name, a decision welcomed by the population.
By Darell Maurice Following the appointment by the African Union of Edem Kodjo as facilitator of the national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Secretary General of the Presidential Majority, Aubin Minaku, announced the imminent establishment of the dialogue preparatory committee.
By Darell Maurice A vote was recently taken by the Democratic Republic of the Congo Senate, with the unanimous result from the 63 senators present authorizing the agreement between the International Development Association (IDA) and DRC for a system to improve maternal and child health.
By Darell Maurice The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Matata Ponyo, arrived Saturday 2 April in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, at the head of a large delegation composed of the Minister of Economy, Deputy Ministers of Finance and International Cooperation.
By Darell Maurice Japan has donated US$2 million in support of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to enable it to conduct humanitarian mine action in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
By Darell Maurice The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon stated that he was “very concerned about the stalemate” policy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, adding his fear of a resurgence of violence in the country.