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DR Congo

New DRC army chief under sanctions

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for violent repression of dissent, raising fears of a crackdown.

High need to move people to safety in DRC

Africa is projected to have the highest demand for moving people to safety next year and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the greatest need of all, according to the United Nations refugee agency’s Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019 report.

Fishermen killed in border dispute - claim

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accused Ugandan forces of shooting and killing 12 Congolese fishermen on a lake straddling their shared border, denied by the Ugandan army.

ISS: DRC prioritises oil over conservation

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling. Environmentalists have reacted sharply to the decision to open up Virunga and Salonga national parks – a move that is likely to jeopardise a regional treaty on the protection of Africa’s most biodiverse wildlife habitat and the endangered mountain gorilla.

Kabila puts off UN Secretary-General visit

Congolese President Joseph Kabila put off a planned visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and refused to see UN US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who diplomats said separately planned to visit Kinshasa.
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