“Michael and Zaida lost their lives seeking to understand the causes of conflict and insecurity in the DRC” | «Michael et Zaida ont perdu la vie en cherchant à comprendre les causes des conflits et de l’insécurité en RDC»

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has confirmed the deaths of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, two members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo who went missing since 12 March, noting … Read More

Video: The weak link: Patrice Lumumba was assassinated because Mobutu was waiting | Le maillon faible : Lumumba a été assassiné parce que Mobutu était prêt pour prendre sa place

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Millions protected in Africa’s largest-ever emergency yellow fever jabbing campaign

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  Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, saying more than 7.7 million people were vaccinated … Read More

Nigeria warns of fake malaria drugs Quinine Sulfate 300 mg in Cameroon, DR Congo

  The Nigerian Federal Government on Saturday warned of the circulation of two fake malaria drugs in Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo. It said it had therefore stepped up vigilance within the drug supply chains in Nigeria on the … Read More

DRC: CPJ says DRC stops internet access and cellphone services amid protests

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has revealed that authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have shut down internet access and SMS service for mobile phones throughout the country following nationwide demonstrations … Read More

UN: Ban urges ‘decisive action’ against armed group in DRC

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New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appealed for decisive action against the armed Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), after the group failed to surrender on deadline. In a phone call with President … Read More

DRC: Opposition urges Kabila not to run for president in 2016

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition, under the umbrella “Let’s Save the DR Congo” has asked President Joseph Kabila not to stand for a third term in the presidential election in 2016. The opposition’s position … Read More

6th Annual Congo in Harlem opens with Sister Oyo

Kambale Musavuli at the 6th Annual Congo in Harlem opening night By Isseu Diouf Campbell The 6th Annual Congo in Harlem, an annual series of films and events highlighting Congolese filmmakers and culture, opened with Sister Oyo, a fiction film by … Read More

Woman jailed six months for illegally sending DRC girl to Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A Belgian woman has been jailed for six months in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, for attempting to illegally send a Congolese girl to Belgium. The case had made the headlines in Belgium while … Read More

DR Congo: Rwandan soldiers’ presence at DRC’s border condemned

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The civil society in Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday condemned the presence of Rwandan troops along the Morambi-Kibumba section of the Nyiragongo territory in North Kivu, eastern DRC. Vice President of … Read More

Mbeki leads team tracking illegal cash flows from DRC

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Former South African President Thabo Mbeki By PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Africa’s 10-member High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows will next week embark on a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to examine the seriousness … Read More