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Congo opposition leader Katumbi says he will return home by June

12 March 2018, 8:55 PM

Exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi said on Monday he would return to Democratic Republic of Congo by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election in December to replace President Joseph Kabila.

Exiled DR Congo opposition leader launches presidency bid

12 March 2018, 6:02 PM

Exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi launched a campaign Monday to be elected president in polls scheduled for December, unveiling his new “Together for Change” party in South Africa. “We will fight the battle to take power — and we will win,” said Katumbi at a meeting of several hundred supporters at a hotel outside […]

Congo prime minister says mining code agreed, no room for compromise

8 March 2018, 7:49 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s new mining code, which has been fiercely opposed by international companies, will be signed into law without changes, the prime minister of the central African country said on Thursday. After a nearly six-hour meeting between President Joseph Kabila and international mining executives in Kinshasa on Wednesday, the government issued a statement […]

Congo braces for new anti-Kabila rally

24 February 2018, 8:56 AM

Efforts to force DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to quit face a key test on Sunday when protestors, backed by the Catholic church, return to the streets after two demonstrations that the authorities bloodily repressed.

Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of Congo’s Kabila

21 February 2018, 9:12 PM

Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down. Congolese security forces have killed dozens of protesters in violent crackdowns on a series of demonstrations organised in opposition to Kabila’s […]



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