UN rights chief calls for international investigation into ‘endemic’ impunity in DRC

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Voicing concern over the lack of progress on the part of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to undertake credible investigations into widespread allegations of rights violations and abuses in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental … Read More

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UN rights experts concerned on crackdown on protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Expressing concern over what they called an “unjustified” ban on protests in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a group of UN human rights experts on Thursday called on the authorities to protect the fundamental rights of … Read More

Political polarization in DRC may spark ‘large-scale violence,’ UN envoy warns

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The top United Nations official in DR Congo has warned of “an extremely fragile political situation” in country, where “actors on all sides appear more and more willing to resort to violence to achieve their ends”. He therefore called on … Read More

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

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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

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

UN envoy calls for accountability in remembering Walikale mass rape in DRC

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Ahead of the six-year remembrance of a mass rape of more than 300 civilian residents of the Walikale region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by armed groups, the UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura has … Read More

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