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ISS: Will Total confront another Islamic State-linked insurgency in Uganda?

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After retreating from ISIS-Mozambique, the French company is tapping oil in Uganda, in the backyard of ISIS-DRC. On 24 March, Islamist insurgents attacked the northern...

ISS: Presidentialism shouldn’t trump democracy in the DRC

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The Tshisekedi-Kabila split affirms the power of incumbency at the expense of the rule of law. Two years after winning the historic 2018 election, Democratic...

ISS: Time for the DRC to show leadership at the AU

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Can Félix Tshisekedi successfully chair the African Union while trying to assert his power at home? On 6 February, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...

US Africa Command visit concludes with Sudan, DRC

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A US Africa Command delegation visit led by Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement, and US Navy Rear Admiral Heidi...

Repression escalates in the DR Congo – HRW

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President Felix Tshisekedi’s administration in the Democratic Republic of Congo has increasingly cracked down on the media and activist groups during its two years...

US Africa Command leaders visit DRC

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US Africa Command’s Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Director of Intelligence, Rear Admiral Heidi Berg, visited the Democratic...

Militant killings more than doubled in Congo in 2020, UN says

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Killings by armed groups in the Democratic Repubic of Congo more than doubled last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, underlining spiralling violence...

US Africa Command senior leaders seek to strengthen partnership with African...

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A US Africa Command delegation arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 27 January following a historic visit to Sudan. The Congo delegation...

Six Virunga Park rangers killed in eastern Congo ambush

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Armed men on Sunday killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National...

Children of the gun

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Ending the use of child soldiers will require sustained commitment to reintegration. M.K. was an unruly child, by his own admission. The Idgwi island boy was...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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