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ADF Kills Dozens on New Year’s Eve.

ADF Kills Dozens on New Year’s Eve.

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At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) troubled east, local officials said on Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious ADF militia. The army was chasing ADF fighters on Thursday when they found the bodies of 25 civilians, who had been “taken by surprise in their fields on New Year’s Eve,” Donat Kibuana, the administrator of the Beni territory, told news reporters. The ADF, which has been active in the region since the 1990s as a Ugandan rebel group, is one of more than 100 rebel groups that plague the eastern provinces of the vast country. A year ago, the Congolese army launched a large-scale campaign against the ADF. In response, the group abandoned its bases, split into smaller, more mobile groups and retaliated against civi...
ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

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More than a dozen people have been killed in two attacks near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that were blamed on the Islamist ADF group, local sources said Sunday. Late Saturday, an initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana told an AFP correspondent, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan Muslim rebel group. Kibwana said the toll was still provisional and that the attack occurred at a town called Kisima. A second assault took place early Sunday near Oicha, which is in the same region as Beni, where the local authority and other sources said six people had died. The ADF is one of more than 100 militias that plague the eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo. ...
DR Congo seeks to Join East African Community

DR Congo seeks to Join East African Community

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The Democratic Republic of Congo formally applied for admission to the six-member East African Community (EAC). The vast natural resource-rich central African country is seeking to join the regional bloc after various behind-the-scenes rapprochements. Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi this week wrote to his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, who is the current chairman of the EAC, seeking to join the Community whose member countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. “This request follows the ever-increasing trade between the economic players of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and those of the states of the Community,” he wrote on June 8. The desire of his government, President Tshisekedi observed, is to join the Community of regional leaders “...
Why DR Congo is Worth Investing in?

Why DR Congo is Worth Investing in?

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The willingness of the Government of Uganda and President Museveni in particular to construct roads and other infrastructures to DR Congo shows the zeal by Government to transform these political relations into economic gains. Uganda can enjoy a trade surplus even without digging deep into its vast natural resources. Uganda has limitless potential for exporting an array of locally produced products and services — from horticulture to construction and engineering. Uganda is home to some top-quality products that can compete in any market around the world. This is fact! The major drawback affecting exports has been the failure by local companies to aggressively capture regional markets and leveraging on the country’s geographical location, which comes with few logistical hea...
DRC: Is Joseph Kabila Already Preparing for his Return to Power?

DRC: Is Joseph Kabila Already Preparing for his Return to Power?

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Bestowed with the title “Senator for Life”, former president Joseph Kabila made a big comeback on the Congolese political stage during the new parliamentary session. His resurfacing came as a surprise, though the 2023 presidential election is already on everyone’s minds. “Joseph Kabila’s return is not a slogan – it’s a reality. He’s going to return to power and we are working towards that goal,” said Claude Nyamugabo, minister of environment and sustainable development. He has been making the rounds of the Haut-Katanga and Lualaba provinces since early last week and was in Kolwezi on official business to evaluate the environmental impact of mining operations when he made this remark, which has reverberated like an echo back to top party officials in Kinshasa. What’s more, his words ...
3 Dead As DR Congo Protests Against Kabila Protege Turn Violent

3 Dead As DR Congo Protests Against Kabila Protege Turn Violent

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By Elite News Reporter The police shot two people dead and several others sustained injuries after violent protests broke out in several cities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)on Thursday, as Congolese protested against the appointment of the head of the Electoral Commission. Police used teargas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and democracy campaigners as they rallied through the streets of the capital, Kinshasa, as well as Lubumbashi, Goma and several smaller towns. Protesters running through the streets of Kinshasa The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) said it was "concerned about the use of lethal force by law enforcement" which led to the death of two protesters - one in Kinshasa and one in...
President Tshisekedi Orders Investigation Into Murder Of Army Spy Chief Kahimbi

President Tshisekedi Orders Investigation Into Murder Of Army Spy Chief Kahimbi

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By Elite Reporter President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered the army to conduct an investigation into the murder of former military spy Chief Delphin Kahimbi, who was one of the most powerful figures during Joseph Kabila's 18 years in power. Kahimbi was found dead at his home in the capital, Kinshasa, on Friday, the day he was meant to appear before the country's Security Council. He was to answer to allegations  that he was involved in a plot to destabilise President Tshisekedi’s government. Gen. Kahimbi was on an EU sanctions list for alleged human rights violations and hindering the democratic process. Tshisekedi took over from Joseph Kabila in January last year, the first peaceful transfer of power in the country in nearly 60 years ...
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