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UN ‘ready to engage’ if Congo rebels invade

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The UN said Wednesday it had no confirmation of an incursion into Democratic Republic of Congo by scores of rebels sheltering in Uganda, but that it was “ready to engage” if it were the case. The DRC government said Sunday that at least 230 …

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DRC opposition figure Lumbala arrives in Kinshasa

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  A DR Congo opposition leader accused of “high treason” returned to Kinshasa on Sunday two weeks after a key deal to end a political crisis in the vast African country. Roger Lumbala, head of the small opposition Rally of Congolese Democrats and Nationalists (RCD-N), …

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DRC CRISIS: Kabila gives bishops green light

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  DR Congo President Joseph Kabila gave the green light Wednesday for the Catholic Church to pursue mediation to end the crisis sparked by his refusal to step down, sources said. The country’s influential bishops brokered a New Year’s Eve deal to sketch a timetable …

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DR Congo: Five facts

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The second largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with oil, timber, diamonds and gold but cursed with violence, instability, graft and poverty. Here are five facts about DR Congo following the outcome of talks to defuse its latest crisis: – …

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New hitches hold up DR Congo crisis deal

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Fresh problems held up efforts by the Catholic Church to forge a deal on Saturday for ending the political crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “The agreement is ready, but this morning all the groups came with new demands for details to be …

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Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | At least 11 people died as gunfire erupted during protests on Tuesday in Democratic Republic of Congo against longtime President Joseph Kabila, who is refusing to leave office as his mandate ends. Shots rang out in the capital Kinshasa, where at least nine people …

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