Joseph Kabila

Botswana’s new leader urges Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in Congo

Botswana’s new leader has urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in Congo’s long delayed presidential poll, saying he had already been in power longer than expected. Botswana, one of Africa’s most stable democracies, is so far the only country in Africa to have directly criticised Kabila. Earlier this year, the government issued […]

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UN calls for global funding for people in DR Congo

The UN on Friday called for global funding for 13 million people facing hellish living conditions in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after years of factional bloodshed and lawlessness. President Joseph Kabila’s government chose not to attend a UN pledging conference held in Geneva Monday. Kinshasa has denied there is a humanitarian crisis and accused […]

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DR Congo government to fashion out ways forward with mining companies.

Democratic Republic of Congo said it would open talks on Friday with mining companies about implementing some of the most contentious provisions in a new mining code that hikes taxes and royalties in the face of objections from industry. President Joseph Kabila signed the new code earlier this month, replacing the previous 2002 law. Foreign […]

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D.R Congo: Collective of Catholic churches call on UN for help

The Collective of Catholics at the center of the marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to strengthen the role of the UN mission ahead of the December scheduled elections. The coordinating committee in a letter to the UN said, it has halted all protests until […]

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