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DR Congo seeks 20-year jail term for top aide in graft trial

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Prosecutors in DR Congo said on Thursday they are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for a key ally of President Felix Tshisekedi who is accused of embezzling more than $50 million. The prosecution is also asking that Vital Kamerhe is disqualified from holding public office …

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Top aide in landmark DR Congo trial pleads innocence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Vital Kamerhe, a major ally to DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, proclaimed his innocence on Monday as a historic trial for alleged corruption resumed. Kamerhe, 61, a veteran political figure who is also Tshisekedi’s chief of staff, is accused with others of having embezzled more …

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Militia ‘sect’ wreaks havoc in remote DR Congo region

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP |  With three fingers chopped off his left hand, Father Guy-Robert Mandro bears physical witness to a resurgence of violence in DR Congo that has gone widely unnoticed in a world fixated by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the start of the month, around 50 people have …

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Delayed opening of Gatuna border sparks anger among locals

Gutuna, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The failure by Uganda and Rwandan Presidents to re-open the Gatuna border after their meeting on Friday has sparked anger and condemnations among locals and area leaders.  The two presidents; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame met at Katuna on Friday, President  …

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Uganda given 30-days to verify accusations by Rwanda

Katuna, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The meeting between Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame has ended with a commitment to preventing hostile forces destabilizing the government of Rwanda. The meeting that was held on Friday at Katuna border post in Kabale district was mediated by …

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