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2017-09-20 The Jig Is Up for Congo's Embattled President
[HRW] Among the world leaders expected in New York this week for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly is one who should, technically, already be retired. Congolese President Joseph Kabila's constitutionally mandated two-term limit came to an end late last year. Yet he has used one contrivance after another to delay elections for his successor and cling to power, cracking down mercilessly on political opponents and pro-democracy activists and dispatching his security services to gun down more

2017-09-20 UN Condemns Killing of Tanzanian Soldier in DRC
[Daily News] THE, has condemned the killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper, serving with the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).

2017-09-20 No Information Yet On TPDF Soldier Slain in the DRC - Govt
[Citizen] The government of Tanzania is yet to receive official communication on reports of the killing of its soldier serving with the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Monusco).

2017-09-20 Zaire Reports 48 DRC Border Offenses
[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -At least 48 offenses were reported at the border zone between the Angolan province of Zaire and the Central Congo region (DRC), minus six violations compared to last week.

2017-09-20 Following Deadly Clashes, Monusco Provides Support to Burundian Refugees in Kamanyola
[Monusco] The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has been providing life-saving support to Burundian refugees following deadly clashes that occurred last Friday in Kamanyola (South Kivu province) in which 38 refugees (24 men, 13 women, and one child) and one Congolese military officer were killed with more than one hundred injured.

2017-09-19 CAR Refugee Influx Triggers HIV, Humanitarian Crises
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 140 000 civilians have fled Central African Republic to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering a severe humanitarian and health emergency. The refugees have fled deadly clashes between the pro-Muslim Seleka rebels and pro Christian anti-Balaka to settle in the North Ubangi and Bas-Uélé Provinces in the neighbouring country that is suffering its militancy problems of its own. There is a great deal of concern about the massive displacement of populations and the

2017-09-19 Voter Listing Offers Hope for Peace in DR Congo
[East African] After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2017-09-18 Feminist Icons Join Bid to Upend Congo's Rape Capital Reputation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -More than 400,000 women are raped in Congo every year

2017-09-18 Dozens of Burundian Refugees Killed
[CAJ News] The United Nations has demanded investigations into the killing of at least 30 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers by security forces in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

2017-09-17 Congolese Troops Shoot Dozens of Burundian Refugees in DRC
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees dead.

2017-09-16 DRC Cholera Death Toll Rising
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AN outbreak of cholera has killed more than 500 people in the conflict-ton Democratic Republic of Congo.

2017-09-15 Head of Govt. Meets With Congo's Deputy PM
[MAP] Rabat -Head of government Sa√Ęd Eddine El Othmani met, on Thursday in Rabat, with Congo's deputy prime minister and foreign minister L√©onard She Okitundu, who is on a working visit to Morocco.

2017-09-15 Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Congo - Dr John Murton
[PR Newswire] London -Dr John Murton is appointed Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo.

2017-09-11 From War in DRC to Swimming the Open Ocean
[GroundUp] He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2012 and travelled 3,400km to Cape Town, an arduous journey that took several weeks. He was only 17 at the time, and came with his sister and two cousins, all of them under 20. This Saturday, almost five years after being granted asylum in South Africa, Arafat Gatabazi will embark on a 12km swim from Robben Island to Sea Point, raising funds for a creche in Khayelitsha.

2017-09-10 How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates
[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014.

2017-09-09 Destruction, Human Suffering Acute in Kasai Region - UN
[VOA] A recent United Nations mission to the Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of Congo reports more than a year of fighting between the government and local armed groups has caused widespread destruction and enormous human suffering.

2017-09-08 Congolese Man Arrested for Human Trafficking
[Namibian] A 19-YEAR-OLD Congolese citizen from the Osire Refugee Camp was arrested in the Zambezi region on Tuesday after he allegedly tried to smuggle nine Congolese refugees into Namibia.

2017-09-07 President Zuma to Visit Congo
[] President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday undertake a working visit to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, to take part in the meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Committee Meeting on Libya.

2017-09-07 Resource-Rich DRC Losing U.S.$1.3 Billion Every Year in Unpaid Taxes
[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing up to $1.3 billion in revenue each year due to a failure by public bodies, tax agencies and the state mining firm Gécamines to remit levies, and the pillage of revenue in suspicious deals.

2017-09-06 Protecting Livelihoods is Key to Mining the DRC's Riches
[ISS] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential to become Africa's richest economy, going by the quantities of its natural resources. At the centre of the riches are over 80 million hectares of arable land and over 1 100 types of minerals and precious metals.

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