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Sanctions loom after DRC talks agree to push vote to 2018

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Participants in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s “national dialogue” agreed Monday, in the absence of the main opposition coalition, to push back to April 2018 the presidential election due to take place before the end of the year. The accord was announced after the …

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DRC electoral commission seeks to delay vote to late 2017

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission on Saturday said it would seek to delay calling voters to the polls until late 2017, though the opposition swiftly rejected the proposal. The announcement came amid opposition fears that President Joseph Kabila will not step …

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US blacklists top allies of DR Congo President Kabila

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US Treasury placed two top allies of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday, tying both to rising political violence and human rights violations. The Treasury said both were involved in violently putting down opposition to Kabila and …

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DRC opposition say over 100 killed in two-day violence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Two days of violence in Kinshasa left over 100 people dead, the Democratic Republic of Congo opposition said Wednesday, their figure more than tripling the police toll. Police in DR Congo said earlier that 32 people had been killed during the clashes in the …

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Koffi Olomide arrested again

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide, who was expelled from Kenya at the weekend after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was charged with assault and battery Tuesday, a judicial source told AFP. The source, who asked not to be identified, said the 60-year-old …

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M23 rebels in DR Congo want new demob scheme

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s disbanded M23 rebel movement has called on the government to agree a new demobilisation scheme following deadly clashes near a camp housing former rebels dissatisfied with their conditions. M23 leader Bertrand Bisimwa said in a statement that the deaths of several people …

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LRA rebels kidnap dozens of civilians in DR Congo: UN

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Nearly 100 people have been kidnapped in northeast DR Congo during an attack blamed on Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, the United Nations said Wednesday. Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Amouzou Codjo, spokesman for the UN’s MONUSCO peace mission in DR Congo, said the suspected LRA members …

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China group buys DR Congo copper mine for $2.65 billion

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | US company Freeport-McMoRan said Monday it was selling control in the Tenke Fungurume copper mine in DR Congo to China Molybdenum, giving the Chinese company a strong foothold in the country’s rich copper and cobalt reserves. Freeport-McMoRan will offload its 70 percent stake in …

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DR Congo opposition politician seeks UN protection

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition politician Moise Katumbi said Thursday he has asked the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for protection a day after announcing he was running for president. “I sent a letter to the (UN mission) MONUSCO seeking their protection because I am …

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