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DR Congo’s prime minister resigns

KINSHASA, DRC | Xinhua | Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sama Lukonde Kyenge submitted his resignation to President Felix Tshisekedi, the DRC presidential office announced Tuesday on X, formerly Twitter. Sama Lukonde Kyenge was appointed prime minister on Feb. 15, 2021. On Feb. 8, the …

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Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as DR Congo president for new term

KINSHASA, DRC | Xinhua | Felix Tshisekedi, president-elect of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was sworn in Saturday for his second five-year term in office at a ceremony attended by regional leaders and other foreign dignitaries. The DRC Constitutional Court in early January officially confirmed the reelection of …

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President Tshisekedi rules out dialogue with M23

Kinshasa, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | Restoration of peace in North Kivu hangs in balance after Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo refused a political dialogue with the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels. Speaking in Kinshasha on Friday after meeting the Swiss President, Alain Berset about the security and humanitarian …

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DRC expels Rwandan military operating under EAC regional force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has asked Rwandan army officials deployed under the East African Community (EAC) regional force in Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu to vacate immediately. In a letter issued Tuesday morning, Major General Sylvain Ekenge Bomusa Efomi, the national spokesperson …

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Congo war nears Uganda

Local and foreign-backed forces wage war over mineral riches Some residents of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo simply call it la guerre sans fin — the war without end. One morning in August, Abigael Bahati felt it in her skin as she searched for cassava leaves close to the …

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DR Congo to reassess withdrawal of UN mission amid violent protests

Kinshaha, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) decided late Tuesday to reassess the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Nations stabilization mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) amid escalating protests against the MONUSCO in the eastern part of the country, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said. Thirty-six people …

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