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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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.
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.
Kamuina Nsapu militants struck as police convoy drove from Tshikapa in Kasai province to Kananga, said Francois Madila Kalamba speaker of Kasai assembly.
United Nations-backed ICC sentenced ex-Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo blocked opposition demonstration in the capital aimed at putting pressure on President Kabila to step down.
“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.