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‘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

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: 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

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