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DR Congo

Challenges ahead for Kabila successor

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders, the final list of candidates showed.

Witness tampering sentence for Bemba, but no jail time

The International Criminal Court (ICC) fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.

Goodwill parcels will only go to DR Congo in January

All indications are South African military personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not receive their goodwill parcels before Christmas this year with possible personal safety problems expected during electioneering ahead of a presidential election scheduled for 23 December.

Shoke praises bravery of FIB soldiers

General Solly Shoke, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, commended two soldiers for bravery after an “encounter” with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) earlier this week.

Rebels ambush South African peacekeepers in Congo Ebola zone

Two South African peacekeepers were wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, their U.N. mission said on Tuesday.
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