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West Nile traders ask gov’t to guarantee their safety in DRC

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in West Nile have tasked the government to address the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which they say is hampering trade in the region. The investors made the appeal in Nebbi district on Tuesday, during the West Nile investment …

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Uganda in sanctions crisis

Targeting of top officials by U.S. puts country in diplomatic minefield Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | For the fourth year in a row, the Uganda government has been on the receiving end of sanctions from the United States which accuses it of overseeing deteriorating human rights in the country. …

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M23 say ready to talk to DRC govt

Kivu, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | M23 rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire to pave way for dialogue with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. This comes after a week of heavy fighting between the rebels and government troops on Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu province about three kilometers …

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Congolese refugees start returning home

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A big number of Congolese refugees from Bunagana town council in Kisoro district have returned home following their displacement.  About 30,000 refugees crossed into Uganda following last week heavy fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Congolese government troops in Rutshuru Territory, …

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East African Community admits DR Congo as 7th member

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | The East African Community (EAC) heads of state summit on Tuesday admitted the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into the regional bloc, making it the seventh member of the bloc. A communique issued by the EAC at its headquarters in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha …

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DRC in EAC : What you should know

Shortly after his controversial electoral victory in early 2019, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi sought to get his country admitted into the East African Community. Recently, the East African Community ministers recommended the DRC’s admission, a decision set to be formalised by the bloc’s …

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