Joseph Kabila

DR Congo: Army, Rebels clashes leave 15 dead.

Fifteen people have been killed in eastern DR Congo in clashes between troops and rebels loyal to a former general, the army said Monday. It said the fighting was continuing Monday in Fizi, a region of South Kivu, a mineral-rich province which is prone to ethnic tensions. The unrest is another front in the push by […]

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Fayulu Advocates vote credibility in DR Congo Polls.

Congo’s coalition opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, said on his return to Kinshasa on Wednesday that he wanted credible elections in which every voter’s ballot counts. Speaking at the airport, Fayulu, of the Lakuma coalition, said he opposed the controversial voting machines which have been a major bone of contention among all opposition candidates. He drove […]

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President Kabila urges UN to withdraw troops from Congo

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has called on UN peacekeepers to leave his country, lambasting two decades of inaction. Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Kabila vowed to “oppose any interference in the electoral process under way” stating that his government would cover the full cost. “Despite the enormous challenges that still lay on […]

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21 candidates to contest in Congo opposition party against Kabila.

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders, the final list of candidates published on Wednesday has been showed. Kabila has ruled since his father’s assassination in 2001. He agreed last month not to defy term limits by standing for re-election, […]

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