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Insecurity in Eastern DRC could disrupt road works – Minister Baryomunsi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The insecurity in the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could hinder the tarmacking of 223-kilometre roads. In June, President Yoweri Museveni and Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi launched the tarmacking of 997 kilometre Mpondwe-Beni road, 181 Kilometre Goli-Beni road and 89 Kilometre Bunagana-Rutchuru-Goma …

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DRC is Uganda’s top trade surplus partner – BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was Uganda’s number one source of trade surplus in 2020 according to Bank of Uganda trade statistics, and road projects launched yesterday by President Museveni and his DR Congo counterpart Felix Antoine Tshisekedi will likely further boost Uganda’s trade …

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Museveni, Tshekedi commission road infrastructure projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and his DRC counterpart Felix Tshisekedi have commissioned the start of the construction work of roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. They also launched the Mpondwe bridge in Kasese district. The two leaders met at the Kisindi border post to launch …

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DRC loses property case against government of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Court has dismissed a petition in which the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo sued the Ugandan government over the sale of its properties in the suburbs of Kampala. The Embassy had sought to recover a number of its properties that were …

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Reparation case: DRC demanding too much- Attorney general

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda has argued that the Democratic of Congo (DRC) is simply demanding too much money in compensation and has not presented evidence justifying its claim.    In his opening remarks on Thursday at The Hague—Netherlands—based International Court of Justice (ICJ), Uganda Attorney General William Byaruhanga …

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DRC demands US$4.3B from Uganda for war reparation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has asked Uganda to pay U$322 million for damages caused by its troops during the Congo invasion between 1997 and 2003. This reparation is part of the US$4.3 billion compensation that Congo is demanding from Uganda nearly half of …

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Museveni, Kagame hold virtual summit on regional security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today held a virtual summit with counterparts from Rwanda, Angola and the Democratic The Republic of Congo. In a press statement issued by the Presidential Press Secretary, Linda Nabusayi, the summit held this afternoon under the direction of DR …

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MPs oppose Uganda spending Shs 200Bn on DRC roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Budget committee of parliament have opposed a plan by the government of Uganda to fund construction of roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The MPs raised the objections while interfacing with the State minister in charge of planning David Bahati …

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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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