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2018-01-17 Resolve Differences Peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo Political Actors
[UN News] Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully.

2018-01-16 Political Crisis Stirs Deadly Violence Across Nation
[African Arguments] The UN has labelled the DRC a "level 3 emergency". This is its highest warning and puts it on par with Syria and Yemen.

2018-01-16 Kabila Must Go. The Congolese See This. Why Can't the West?
[African Arguments] The DRC is fast approaching the point where insurrection is the only option. Donors' proximity to the regime borders on complicity.

2018-01-16 DR Congo Opposition Now Wants Interim Govt Before Elections
[East African] The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is demanding an interim transitional government to organise elections as it increasingly becomes clear that they will not be held this year.

2018-01-15 Congolese Refugees Flock to Zambia
[Times of Zambia] THE numbers keep rising as refugees from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeking asylum in Zambia hit 13,600 at the weekend.

2018-01-15 Serena Hotels Expands to DRC
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Serena Hotels is set to expand into the Democratic Republic of Congo with the opening of a new property located on the shore of Lake Kivu in Goma.

2018-01-15 Cholera Threatens Congo's Capital As Hundreds Die From Lack of Treatment
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

2018-01-15 In the World's Most Neglected Humanitarian Crisis, the Stigma of Rape Is Ruining Women's Lives
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's a quiet morning at a village health centre in Kasai. Outside the window, the grass is long and a brilliant shade of green. Recent rains have been generous to this region in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo. To the unknowing visitor, it's as if nothing has happened here.

2018-01-15 Angola/DRC - Congolese Refugees to Start Returning Home in March
[ANGOP] Kananga -The authorities of Angola's north-eastern Lunda Norte Province last Saturday in Kananga, chief town of DRC's Kasai Central Province, received guarantees of political stability that will enable the return home, as from March, of the over 31,000 Congolese refugees who sought shelter in Angola until the year 2017.

2018-01-15 Angola and DRC Sign Deal for Research On Queen Lueje-a-Nkonde
[ANGOP] Kananga -The Lunda Norte authorities signed a protocol in the framework of cooperation at higher education level in Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to investigate the figure and work of Queen Lueje-A-Nkonde, contested by King Lunda, Mwene Machissengue-Wa-Tembo, who resides in the Province of Lunda Sul.

2018-01-13 Africa's Generational War
[Democracy Works] In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series of court battles.

2018-01-12 It's Time for Africa to Act on the DR Congo
[ISS] The AU must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction.

2018-01-11 Human Cost of Cuts to the Peacekeeping Mission in Congo
[IRIN] Washington -Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo took a turn for the worse in 2017 and the New Year is unlikely to bring much relief to Congolese civilians.

2018-01-12 Appeal Hearing Focuses On Bemba's Mode of Liability
[Bemba Trial Website] Hearings in the appeal of Jean-Pierre Bemba's case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have over the last two days dwelt on the interpretation of what constitutes a military commander's responsibility for crimes committed by their subordinates. Equally at the center of hearings was the level of knowledge a commander needs to have about subordinates' crimes in order to bear criminal liability.

2018-01-11 Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018
[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year.

2018-01-10 At Appeal Hearing, Defense Lawyers Say Bemba Was Denied a Fair Trial
[Bemba Trial Website] On Tuesday, January 9, lawyers for Jean-Pierre Bemba argued at an appeal hearing at the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was denied a fair trial and his exculpatory evidence was unjustifiably dismissed, leading to his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

2018-01-10 Brinkmanship, Lack of Compromise Will Only Deepen DR Congo Political Crisis, Security Council Told
[UN News] Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council Tuesday.

2018-01-10 Ambassador Haley on the Deaths of Peaceful Demonstrators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
[State Department] Office of Press and Public Diplomacy

2018-01-10 Report of the Secretary-General On the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
[Monusco] The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 52 of Security Council resolution 2348 (2017). It covers major developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the issuance of my previous report, of 2 October (S/2017/824).

2018-01-08 UN to Probe Deaths of 15 Peacekeepers in DR Congo
[Daily News] THE United Nations will launch an investigation into a deadly attack on UN forces last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Secretary General Antonio Guterres has announced.

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