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Republic of Congo

ISS: Time for Africa to take concrete action in the DRC

The fight between the Congolese government and the political opposition over who is right and wrong continues to drive the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) electoral crisis, now entering its third year. This has been an important aspect of the battle to win the support of international, regional and continental forces – and has contributed to drawing the crisis out.

Congo's top Catholic slams state's "barbarism" after deadly protests

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as “barbarism”, escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the country’s most powerful institutions.

DR Congo forces kill at least seven during anti-government protests

Security forces killed at least seven people in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office, United Nations peacekeepers said.

FIB blue helmets hit hard by ADF rebels in DRC

At least 14 UN blue helmets were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Thursday in what UN Secretary-General António Guterres called the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

ISS: In SADC, the interests of ruling parties come first

For the past 10 days, since events in Zimbabwe began to unfold, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state broadcaster – the Radio-Télévision nationale congolaise (RTNC) – has refused to report on or show images of the situation. It seems the ruling Congolese elite fears that the‘non-coup’, which culminated in Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president on 21 November, might be contagious.

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