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DRC POLITICS: Pressure on Those Unlawfully Enriched by Kabila’s Rule

DRC POLITICS: Pressure on Those Unlawfully Enriched by Kabila’s Rule

The United States and European Union should expand targeted sanctions on President Joseph Kabila’s family members and financial associates benefitting from unlawful activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seven international and Congolese human rights organizations said today. The sanctions

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Oby Ezekwesili to Nigerians: ‘Disrupt the Status Quo’ Or Nigeria Would End Up Like Rwanda Because of Our Political, Economic Crisis

NIGERIA POLITICS: Oby Ezekwesili to Nigerians: ‘Disrupt the Status Quo’ Or Nigeria Would End Up Like Rwanda Because of Our Political, Economic Crisis

Former Minister of Education and Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili said, “For Nigeria to survive, it must overthrow the existing order especially the 57-year-old political class and entrenched pattern. We can’t continue to allow a few people who have hijacked our government to decide our fate, the citizens must rise to disrupt the status quo. A well constituted non-partisan group of intellectuals must help Nigeria fight this war because it cannot be a war fought without knowledge. We need a conversation of economic structure, inequality and governance that comes from the people. Its time to interrogate the dreams of the founding fathers, we must think differently. How long will it take for Nigeria to lift 100 million out of poverty when China used only 30 years to lift 700 million out of poverty. Its time for the citizens to organise a collective action that can produce results. Today, our literacy level is still 59 per cent while Rwanda has progressed to 72 per cent within two decades since the genocide.”

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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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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says, “The true solutions would be made in DRC, found by the people of DRC.”

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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 CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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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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HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Biography

HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Biography

René García Préval was born 17 January 1943. 1996 and 2001 he was Haiti President and 2006 elected for second term of 5 years. Read Rene Preval 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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DR CONGO POLITICS: Rebel Revival Endangers Elections: United Nations

DR CONGO POLITICS: Rebel Revival Endangers Elections: United Nations

Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.

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DR CONGO POLITICS: Etienne Tshisekedi Death Takes Center Stage

DR CONGO POLITICS: Etienne Tshisekedi Death Takes Center Stage

The death of Congo’s opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi leaves opponents of Joseph Kabila seriously weakened in their bid to force Kabila to quit power.

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UGANDA POLITICS: Police Genocide: Lawmakers Petition ICC For Probe

UGANDA POLITICS: Police Genocide: Lawmakers Petition ICC For Probe

Ugandan lawmakers including William Nzoghu petitioned International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into atrocities by security forces.

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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: 2017 Kabila to Leave Office

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 2017 Kabila to Leave Office

The constitution cannot be changed to let Congolese President Kabila stand for a third term, a prime minister will be named from the main opposition bloc.

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