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.
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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’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.
Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.
Ugandan lawmakers including William Nzoghu petitioned International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for an investigation into atrocities by security forces.
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.
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.
South Sudanese leader Riek Machar, who fled to Democratic Republic of Congo after fierce fighting, is held in South Africa to stop him stirring up trouble.
Police detained Mumbere on Sunday and accused his supporters of trying to create a new state in the area near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses.