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  • Poll: 80 percent of Congolese have unfavorable opinion of Kabila

    Poll: 80 percent of Congolese have unfavorable opinion of Kabila
    Eight in ten Congolese have an unfavourable opinion of President Joseph Kabila – but nearly seven in ten don’t think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a national poll published on Friday. The survey, conducted last month by the Congo Research Group at New York University and Congolese polling firm [...]
  • 27 researchers kidnapped by militiamen freed in DRC

    27 researchers kidnapped by militiamen freed in DRC
    Relief for 27 researchers from Kahuzi-Biega National Park located west of Lake Kivu near Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They were released on Friday and handed over to the DRC armed forces. They were kidnapped in early March by Rayi wa Muto mboki Kazimoto militiamen. According to local sources, the militiamen agreed to release [...]
  • Tanzania Scraps Customs Pact With DRC

    Tanzania Scraps Customs Pact With DRC
    It's now official. The government has scrapped its Single Customs Territory (SCT) arrangement with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as it seeks to attract more cargo to Dar es Salaam Port. Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) announced in a statement on Tuesday that the arrangement would come to an end Wednesday. "Notice is hereby given [...]
  • Congo: Ethnic Clashes Kills More Than 40 People

    Congo: Ethnic Clashes Kills More Than 40 People

    Ethnic clashes between Hema herders and Lendu farmers in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province have killed more than 40 people, local officials said on Friday, in the second such incident in a month.

  • Botswana Blames Kabila For Crisis in Congo

    Botswana Blames Kabila For Crisis in Congo
    Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country’s humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down. Western powers have repeatedly criticised Kabila whose mandate expired in December 2016, but African countries have trodden more gently, urging progress toward long-delayed elections but [...]