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DRC ebola centre attacks worrying – UN health chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. Dr Tedros resounded …

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EU gives UGX 12bn to refugees in Kyaka II, Kyangwali settlement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has given 12 billion shillings to support refugees. The over twelve-month project was on Thursday launched at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) country offices in Kampala. Funded through the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department the project is …

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Major DR Congo oil deal could be ‘void’: watchdog

Paris, France | AFP | A major deal allowing a company to drill for crude reserves in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Africa’s largest protected rainforest may contravene the country’s own oil law, a watchdog said Friday. The transparency group Global Witness said that an agreement signed in …

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COMMENT: The road ahead for the DRC

To secure the political transition Tshisekedi will have to reach out to presidents Kagame, Museveni COMMENT : ADITI LALBAHADUR | Project Syndicate | In the early hours of January 10, election authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo finally announced that Félix Tshisekedi, leader of the opposition Union for Democracy and …

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DR Congo ushers in new era, Tshisekedi falls ill

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections. Tshisekedi took the oath of office before receiving the national flag and a copy of the …

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DR Congo set for historic political transition

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Felix Tshisekedi is to be sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections. At 55, opposition leader Tshisekedi takes over from Joseph Kabila who is stepping aside after 18 …

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Regional leaders head to Addis to discuss DRC situation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  African Regional leaders will meet in Addis Ababa tomorrow to help chat a way forward for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The meetings will start with a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit, that will be followed by a consultative meeting between …

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Prof Ndebesa: DRC election exposes new innovation in rigging

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University professor of history Mwambutsya Ndebesa has described the presidential election outcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as “a classic and new innovation in rigging elections in Africa”. DR Congo’s National Electoral Commission (Ceni) this morning released provisional results of the much-delayed …

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