Rebel leader escapes in DRC prison raid

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Sylvain Muyali

Malaka prison in the DRC’s capital Kinshasa, which houses more than 7,000 detainees, was set on fire early Wednesday morning in an attack that the Congolese authorities attributed to Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) militiamen. This resulted in the escape of the BDK’s leader Ne Muanda Nsemi and at least 50 other inmates.

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DRC President Kabila remains as negotiations continue

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Sylvain Muyali

Congolese President Joseph Kabila is this week due to meet with groups of the political and social class. According to a message published on the Presidency’s twitter account, these meetings are organized to “set the stage for the implementation of the 31 December 2016 agreement”.

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UN peacekeeping mandate in DRC renewed but number of troops reduced

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Sylvain Muyali

On Friday March 31st in New York, the UN Security Council voted on Resolution 2348, recommending that the Congolese peacekeeping force MONUSCO‘s mandate be renewed for another year to prevent the intensification of violence in the DRC.

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DRC: Bodies of two UN experts identified

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Sylvain Muyali

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has confirmed that the bodies discovered on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasaï province, in the centre of the country, were indeed those of the two UN experts, missing for two weeks.

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DRC has a problem of political, economic and social governance

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Sylvain Muyali

Alphonse Ntumba Luaba, former Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and former Congolese Minister for Human Rights, believes that the DRC has a political, economic and political governance problem.

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ICC to award compensation to victims of DRC war crimes

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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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Another journalist is killed in Burundi

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Sylvain Muyali

Following the recent protests in Burundi as a result of President Pierre Nkurunziza controversial re-election for a third term, it has been reported that on Monday, another journalist was killed while covering events in the town of Musaga, 25 km from the nation’s capital Bujumbura.

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