AFP photo By Sylvain Muyali Judges from the International Criminal Court (ICC) could on Friday award the first sums allocated to the compensation for victims of war crimes, estimated at more than 16.4 million dollars by the lawyers of the victims of an attack on a Congolese village in 2003.
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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.
UNHCR photo By Male Daniel Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
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.
Mario Tama/AFP By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.
B. Gezahegne By Male Daniel The United Nation High Commission for Refugees stated that South Sudan has become Africa’s largest refugee crisis “With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan crossing the 1.5 million mark.”
Jerome Delay/AP By Gloria Nakiyimba Ugandan security has thwarted an attempt by 101 former M23 combatants to sneak back into the Democratic Republic of Congo.
AFP photo By Ogunniyi Abayomi The human story is formulated by birth to planet earth via the womb, the adventure that defines what was hidden from our consciousness exploring every event that unfolds our destination within the realm of existence.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]
Antony Njuguna/Reuters By Lin Taylor It was during an ordinary game of soccer when Michel Chikwanine was abducted at age 5 by rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recruited into the army.
Kenny Katombe/Reuters By Ogunniyi Abayomi The declaration of India as an independent state on the 15th of August 1947 enacted the struggle and movement of independence across African states.
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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 […]
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 […]
Kenny Katombe/Reuters By Kenny Katombe and Benoit Nyemba At least 44 people – including 37 demonstrators and six police officers – have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph Kabila‘s perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated.
By Joe Khamisi Less than one year from now Kenya will be exporting its first barrel of oil.
Camille Lepage By Joe Khamisi If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.
Guang Niu By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]
Sam Farmar By Gloria Nakiyimba The pre-trial hearing of Thomas Kwoyelo, a senior commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) group, indicted on war crimes in Uganda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1987 and 2008, flopped on Monday after defense lawyers failed to show up in court in the […]
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.
F Noy By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.
By Darell Maurice The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) last week urged the Congolese authorities to “defuse” the situation in order to create favorable conditions for political dialogue in the remaining months before President Joseph Kabila‘s term comes to an end.
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.