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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Independence Day Parade Abandoned

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Independence Day Parade Abandoned

Congo’s independence day parades, held each of the last three years, are usually festive events that mark the end of Belgian colonial rule in 1960 and have been used to show off the Central African country’s latest arms acquisitions.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Kabila Defies Oposition, Names Transitional Government

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Kabila Defies Oposition, Names Transitional Government

“There is no other roadmap besides the accord. If the accord is dead, Kabila has to leave,” Martin Fayulu, president ECIDE party.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Kabila Names Tshibala Prime Minister

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Kabila Names Tshibala Prime Minister

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila named a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister on Friday, a move likely to further divide Kabila’s opponents after talks to negotiate his exit from power broke down.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo

Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two UN investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Catholic Bishops Withdraw From Talks

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Catholic Bishops Withdraw From Talks

Demonstrators, some burning tires at city crossroads, took to the streets in several areas in Kinshasa. Congo’s conference of Catholic bishops (CENCO) helped negotiate a Dec. 31 deal aimed at avoiding a political crisis by ensuring an election this year to elect Kabila’s successor.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: 40 Police Officers Decapitated By Kamuina Nsapu

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: 40 Police Officers Decapitated By Kamuina Nsapu

Kamuina Nsapu militants struck as police convoy drove from Tshikapa in Kasai province to Kananga, said Francois Madila Kalamba speaker of Kasai assembly.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

United Nations-backed ICC sentenced ex-Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Patrice Lumumba Biography

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Patrice Lumumba Biography

Patrice Émery Lumumba was born Élias Okit’Asombo on July 2, 1925 in Belgian Congo now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read Patrice Lumumba Biography.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Rivals Race Against Clock to Reach Deal On Kabila

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Rivals Race Against Clock to Reach Deal On Kabila

Talks on a deal that would see Congo President Kabila step down next year continue to falter over naming of an interim prime minister, one negotiator said.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Tit-For-Tat Massacre, Why It’s Worrying

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Tit-For-Tat Massacre, Why It’s Worrying

Tit-for-tat massacres by Hutu, Nande militia in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province killed dozens this year. Militia violence across the country spiked.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Opposition Demonstration Blocked

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Opposition Demonstration Blocked

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo blocked opposition demonstration in the capital aimed at putting pressure on President Kabila to step down.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Augustin Ponyo Resigns

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Augustin Ponyo Resigns

“I have just handed in my resignation to the president of the republic in line with the spirit of the political accord signed on October 18,” Matata said.

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