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Congo Opposition Leader Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Congo Opposition Leader Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

A court in Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgment that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organize a presidential election next year. The court found Franck Diongo, president of the opposition MLP party, guilty of illegally detaining three […]

DRC court jails 15 anti-Kabila protesters, 34 others acquitted

DRC court jails 15 anti-Kabila protesters, 34 others acquitted

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday sentenced 15 anti-government protesters to three years in prison on charges of ‘rebellion’. The court in Lubumbashi, located in the DRC’s south-east also acquitted thirty-four others who were arrested during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s continued stay in power, AFP reports. But Désiré Kasakula, […]

More than 40 killed in DR Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

More than 40 killed in DR Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

At least 40 people have been killed and another 460 arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, the UN said Friday. “The UN Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC (UNJHRO) has documented at least 40 killings of civilians in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Boma […]

Boy (Dunia Sibomana) Disfigured by Chimpanzee Attack in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

Boy (Dunia Sibomana) Disfigured by Chimpanzee Attack in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 photo, Annabelle Chaix, 9, right, plays with a notch in Dunia Sibomana’s ear at their house in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The notch along with other disfigurations were caused by a chimpanzee attack. A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is marveling doctors […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

Activists urge Congo government to pass new mining code

Activists urge Congo government to pass new mining code

Activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pressing the government to revive plans for a new mining code, claiming the country, which is Africa’s top copper producer and the world’s largest source of cobalt, needs the higher revenues a revised legislation would generate. Congo began reviewing the 2002 mining code in 2012 and last […]

DRC Singer Koffi Olomide Deported Fom Kenya and Sent to Jail

DRC Singer Koffi Olomide Deported Fom Kenya and Sent to Jail

Congolese General Prosecution has charged Rhumba Maestro Koffi Olomide to serve one year in jail having been found guilty of assaulting one of his female dancers in Kenya. The 60-year old singer, appeared on Friday kicking one of his dancers when they landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi,Kenya. This he did for an unidentified […]

Presidential Hopeful and TP Mazembe Owner Moise Katumbi Sentenced to Jail

Presidential Hopeful and TP Mazembe Owner Moise Katumbi Sentenced to Jail

Moise Katumbi, the Congolese presidential hopeful and owner of one of Africa’s biggest football clubs, TP Mazembe has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. Katumbi, 51, has been found guilty of selling a property in Lubumbashi. The court ruling was made in Katumbi’s absence as he is currently out of DRC seeking medical treatment. […]

Uganda Picks Up Bodies of Police Officers Killed by Congolese Soldiers

Uganda Picks Up Bodies of Police Officers Killed by Congolese Soldiers

A Ugandan delegation yesterday arrived at Bunia township in eastern DR Congo to receive bodies of the four police officers who were killed by Congolese soldiers. Although the Ugandan delegation was allowed to pick the bodies, the DR Congo government had not responded to four demands from Uganda government by yesterday. Police spokesman Fred Enanga, […]

Democratic Republic of Congo Soldiers Shoot Dead Four Uganda Police At DRC Border

Democratic Republic of Congo Soldiers Shoot Dead Four Uganda Police At DRC Border

Armed men suspected to be soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo ambushed and shot dead four Uganda police officers on Lake Albert in Ntoroko District on Saturday night. The deceased officers, who were responding to an illegal fishing incident at Mulango on the Ugandan border, have been identified as Sergeant Faruk Waiswa, Corporal Biral […]

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