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Dozens convicted for Laurent Kabila murder petition for freedom

The families of dozens of people who were jailed for the killing of Laurent Kabila, the former leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have petitioned the authorities for their release.They're hoping the new Congolese government might be more...

DR Congo military intelligence chief dies of heart attack

Congo’s military intelligence chief died on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his wife said, following media reports that an investigation had been opened into allegations that he tried to destabilize the country.Delphin Kahimbi was also under European Union...

DR Congo oppositions name Martin Fayulu as joint presidential candidate

Seven opposition leaders from the DR Congo on Sunday picked little known lawmaker Martin Fayulu as their joint candidate for long delayed presidential elections at the end of December when Joseph Kabila stands down after ruling...

Congo’s Kabila promises ‘peaceful, credible’ elections at UN

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations on Tuesday that “peaceful, credible” elections would be held in his country as planned at the end of the year.

Congo activists sent to jail for inciting anti-Kabila protests

A Congolese court on Tuesday sentenced four pro-democracy activists to a year in prison for inciting protests against President Joseph Kabila, their lawyer said.Kabila maintains a tight grip on the Democratic...

Congo’s court nails opposition leader Bemba’s presidential ambition

Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court on Monday definitively excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from December’s presidential election because of a witness tampering conviction at the International Criminal Court.Bemba, a popular...

DR Congo’s Moïse Katumbi scorns arrest warrant

The Democratic Republic of Congo has issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in self-imposed exile since 2016.Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said on Thursday that...

U.S. commends Congo’s Kabila for not seeking another term

The U.S. State Department on Thursday commended Congo’s President Joseph Kabila for not seeking a third term in the country’s December elections and called on Congolese leadership to guarantee a credible vote.

Kabila in talks to announce successor ahead of election deadline

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate to run in upcoming presidential elections will be announced on Wednesday, his spokesman said, on the eve of a key campaign deadline.Members of a...

Former DR Congo VP, Bemba to run for president

The former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has said he intends to stand for the presidency in elections due this December. Mr Bemba told the BBC that as long as the election was transparent, he would...
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American federal prosecutors has charged a man they say went by the name "Ray Hushpuppi" and flaunted his extravagant wealth online after conspiring to...

Ethiopia picks the pieces after nearly 200 died in protest over killing of Haacaaluu

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hot...

Ghana president in isolation after Covid-19 positive test in close circle

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo will self-isolate for 14 days on the advice of doctors after a person in his close circle tested positive for...

Cameroon government official in talks with the Ambazonia leaders

A representative of Cameroonian government had talks with several anglophone separatist leaders to try to find a peaceful resolution to the lingering conflict that...