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DRC Prime Minister, Augustin Matata Resigns

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo resigned on Monday 14th November 2016, as part of the national dialogue framework agreement which stipulates that an opposition leader takes the position of Prime Minister. “I have...






DRC Opposition Unites Against President Kabila

  Leading opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they have organized themselves under one umbrella called “Rassemblement” or “Rally” to force President Joseph Kabila to leave power. Kabila’s second term...






Presidential Election Poll Opens In Congo

Voters in the Republic of Congo are going to the polls Sunday for the country’s presidential election. On the eve of the vote, the government ordered telecom providers to block all service during Sunday’s...






DRC Taking Rape Allegations Seriously

GOMA, DRC A Democratic Republic of Congo official says the country is taking seriously allegations that several of its soldiers deployed as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic committed rape. The United Nations says...






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DRC President Grants Amnesty to Jailed Dissidents

GOMA, DRC The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) president has granted an amnesty for prisoners convicted of belonging to a banned movement, the Bundu dia Kongo (BDK), and to prisoners over age 70, with...






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