Friends of the Congo to host all-day forum to commemorate victims of conflict in the DRC

Friends of the Congo, the African Great Lakes Action Network, and other members of the African Great Lakes Coalition are hosting an all-day forum on Saturday, October 15, 2016, to commemorate the victims of the conflict in the Democratic Republic … Read More

‘Chilling crackdown’ on opponents of President Kabila in DR Congo

Human rights group Amnesty International says the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have overseen a systematic crackdown on opponents of President Joseph Kabila’s attempt to stay in power beyond the constitutionally mandated second term. In a … Read More

International organizations unhappy with recent clashes in Kinshasa

posted in: Africa, Afrique, DRC/RDC

The African Union (AU), the UN, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization of Francophonie (IOF) have expressed grave concern over the recent violent events in Kinshasa and other areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where … Read More

DRC: UN rights office urges release of illegally detained DRC protesters

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New York, US (PANA) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has raised serious due process concerns over the detention of at least 300 people, some for as long as three weeks and with no … Read More

UN Great Lakes Envoy seeks immediate end to fighting in Goma

posted in: Africa

Mary Robinson By PANA New York, US – Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa Mary Robinson has called for an immediate end to the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), … Read More

UN mission welcomes release of children by armed group in DR Congo

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Photo: reachingthegoal By PANA New York, US – The UN Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has welcomed the release of 82 children from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group through the joint efforts … Read More