DRC: Once Again Africa's Next Tinderbox? - Fair Observer

Hugo Norton is an Africa Policy Analyst and Advisor at an economic consultancy firm in Brussels. He is also an aspiring freelance writer and passionat .... Read more. WE BRING YOU PERSPECTIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. HELP US TO INFORM ...

Congo Denies 'Security Concerns' Caused Cancellation of Military Parade - Voice of America

Democratic Republic of Congo officials are denying a report that security concerns led them to cancel the annual military parade. Congo celebrated 57 years of independence Friday, but the country is grappling with militia violence in the central Kasai ...

The crisis in Congo is spiraling out of control - Washington Post

Ida Sawyer is the central Africa director at Human Rights Watch. Congo is facing a political and economic crisis, and it's only growing worse. President Joseph Kabila was due to step down in December 2016, at the end of his constitutionally mandated ...

Attack on police station indicates DRC's capital faces increased threat of militant violence, particularly during ... - IHS Jane's 360

Assailants armed with assault rifles and machetes attacked a police station on 29 June in the central Kalamu neighbourhood of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), wounding four police officers including a brigadier-in-chief.

Secretary's Remarks: Democratic Republic of the Congo National Day - EIN News (press release)

Best wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 57 years of independence. The Democratic Republic of the Congo stands at a critical juncture, with an opportunity to build on and consolidate the important gains of the past years ...

President Sirleaf congratulates DR Congo on 57th Independence anniversary - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to her colleague, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr. Joseph Kabila, on that country's 57th Independence Anniversary on June 30, 2017.June 30 is celebrated ...

No Independence Day parade in DR Congo this year - defenceWeb

No DRC Independence Day parade Democratic Republic of Congo will not hold its annual Independence Day military parade because of security concerns, an adviser to President Joseph Kabila said. Congo's Independence Day parades, held each of the ...

DR Congo policeman killed - defenceWeb

DR Congo policeman killed Unknown attackers killed a police officer during a raid on a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, police and diplomatic sources said. The raid took place hours after government said it cancelled a major ...

DRC bishops condemn repression and demand elections - The Tablet

Catholic bishops in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have accused their government of suppressing civil liberties and demanded free elections envisaged under a church-brokered New Year accord. "The miserable situation we're living in reflects the ...

Digital evolution spearheads DRC mining growth - Caj News Africa

drc mining From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC,KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – DIGITAL innovation is driving transformation within the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the mineral-rich Central African country whose development has ...

Congo violence fuels fears of return to 90s bloodbath - The Guardian

A volunteer brings daily food rations at a camp for people fleeing the conflict in the Kasai region. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo violence fuels fears of return to 90s bloodbath. Reports of a ...

Democratic Rep. of Congo to Hold First Rumba Festival - Prensa Latina

30 de junio de 2017, 00:16Kinshasa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold Friday and Saturday the First Festival of Rumba and Elegance, seeking to come to the fore on this music rhythm. Organizer of the event Didier ...

Police officer killed in Congo jail raid, Kabila misses TV speech - Eyewitness News

An adviser to Kabila told Reuters earlier the government would not hold its annual independence day military parade on Friday because of security concerns. FILE: DRC President Joseph Kabila. Picture: AFP. DRC · Congo clashes · Joseph Kabilas ...