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Can Young Leaders Bring Change And Stem Violence?

Can Young Leaders Bring Change And Stem Violence?

Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence. The situation has become so dire that Congolese nationals at home and abroad have raised concerns about the safety of civilians. […]

17 New Mass Graves Found in Central DR Congo – UN

17 New Mass Graves Found in Central DR Congo – UN

United Nations investigators have found 17 new mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in an area that has seen fighting between soldiers and members of a local armed group, according to the UN rights chief. Zeid Raad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, called the DRC’s government to launch […]

Tanzania’s Mahiga Leads SADC Team in DR Congo to Check Political Situation

Tanzania’s Mahiga Leads SADC Team in DR Congo to Check Political Situation

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Augustine Mahiga has arrived in Democratic Republic of Congo to lead a contingency of foreign affairs ministers from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Troika mission. Troika is made up of Tanzania, Angola and Mozambique, mainly as a body to spearhead peace finding missions in the region. Statement issued today by […]

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed. The UN peacekeeping department said in a statement late on Tuesday that “the camp is quiet and under full control” of its peacekeepers. Unarmed South Sudanese refugees took the […]

DR Congo Tycoon Drags Vodacom Tanzania to Court Over Defamation, Demands 10 Billions

DR Congo Tycoon Drags Vodacom Tanzania to Court Over Defamation, Demands 10 Billions

The dispute on attachment of 1,092,000,130 shares of Vodacom has reached a new turn following a fresh move by businessman Moto Mabanga of DRC to demand over 10bn/-from Vodacom Tanzania Limited, for allegedly publishing defamatory statements against him. However, Vodacom Tanzania Limited have denied the claims by the businessman and their lawyers from IMMMA Advocates […]

Congo protests fall flat as opposition to President Joseph Kabila sputters

Congo protests fall flat as opposition to President Joseph Kabila sputters

Opposition calls for mass protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila fell flat on Monday when only a handful of people showed up, undermining efforts to oust him after his refusal to quit on expiry of his mandate last year. The sparse turnout in the capital Kinshasa and other major cities pointed to […]

Militia Free Dangerous Prisoners in Congo-Kinshasa

Militia Free Dangerous Prisoners in Congo-Kinshasa

THE crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has been plunged to further mayhem after militants attacked symbols of the state and released scores of prisoners from jail. Some escapees are rated dangerous and could worsen the terror afflicting the country. These skirmishes in the Luebo, 134 km from Kananga, the capital of Kasai province and the […]

UN aiding DR Congo government that is inflicting predatory behaviour against its own people

UN aiding DR Congo government that is inflicting predatory behaviour against its own people

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused the world body of aiding a “corrupt” government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Haley, speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, said the U.N. peacekeeping mission is “mandated to partner with the government.” “In other words, the U.N. is aiding […]

DR Congo: Bodies of Two UN Experts Found, 4 Congolese Still Missing

DR Congo: Bodies of Two UN Experts Found, 4 Congolese Still Missing

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, confirmed on March 28, 2017, that the bodies of Zaida Catalán, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were found by UN peacekeepers near Bunkonde in Kasai Central province on March 27. The two members of the UN Group of Experts on Congo […]

Democratic Republic of Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

Democratic Republic of Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

Forty-two police officers have been decapitated by a Congolese militia group after the officers’ vehicles were ambushed. The country’s Kasai region has seen seven months of severe violence amid local power struggles. Members of the Kamwena Nsapu militia were behind the attack on a convoy of two police trucks in the DRC’s Kasia Central province, […]

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