US imposes targeted sanctions on DR Congo police chief

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Thursday imposed targeted sanctions on Celestin Kanyama, the commander of the DR Congo National Police Force (PNC), for his role in police violence targeted against civilians, including peaceful protesters. A statement by John … 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