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ISS: SA’s trial by fire on the UN Security Council

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Less than a month into its term on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, South Africa faces a potential trial by fire which could...

Dozens killed, wounded in wake of Congo election results

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The U.N. human rights office said on Friday that it had documented 34 people killed, 59 wounded and 241 "arbitrary arrests" in the Democratic...

SADC meeting casts spotlight on DRC

President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined his counterparts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as they gather for the Double Troika Summit set to...

ISS: Will this election change the DRC?

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With the announcement this weekend that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) ruling party had won a substantial majority in the national assembly,...

DR Congo under mounting foreign pressure for vote recount

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Democratic Republic of Congo faced growing pressure from African neighbours and beyond on Monday for a recount of its contested presidential election in a...

Congo ruling coalition wins legislative majority, constraining president-elect

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Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition won a majority in legislative elections, a coalition official said on Saturday, despite opposition...

U.S. orders non-emergency staff out of Congo before election

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The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of...

UN alarmed by electoral violence and inflammatory speech in Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo's government must halt electoral violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country's long-delayed Dec. 23 presidential election, U.N. human rights...

US looking for Bell 212 parts to support DRC deployment

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The United States Army has issued a request for helicopter parts for a Bell 212 in support of Uruguay's mission in the Democratic Republic...

Testing the boundaries of Ebola response

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not new. In total, there have been 10 EVD...

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