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21 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
DA: Stevens Mokgalapa on Gambia crisis: South Africa’s silence condemnable
STATEMENT
The DA calls on the South African government to break its silence on the escalating crisis in the Gambia, and issue a strong statement against the dictatorial conduct of Mr Jammeh. The Department...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
Elections in 2017: can the AU up its game?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The presidential elections that took place in Benin and Ghana in 2016 were thankfully peaceful and transparent. If it hadn’t been for the polls that led to a change of leadership in these two West...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen
THE CONVERSATION
The trial of Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is like none other springing from the killing fields of the Great Lakes of Africa. These include the...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Buying time in the DRC?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 1 January, the Congolese population awoke to the surprising news that political actors in the country had signed a comprehensive political accord that sets elections for 2017, and stipulates...
 
 
23 Dec 2016
 
Political deal enables Kabila to stay on despite end of mandate
DRC PRESIDENCY
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has managed to extend his political mandate, which expired on Tuesday, following a last minute deal brokered by Congolese...
 
 
21 Dec 2016
 
More than two dozen people killed in DRC protests
PROTESTS
Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 26 demonstrators and arrested scores more amid growing protests against Joseph Kabila's hold on power, according to a human rights...
 
 
PAC: The Congolese nation must strive for amicable solution to their current crises
STATEMENT
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) is worried about the status quo of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We fear for the bloodbath of innocent people like what transpired few years ago in...
 
 
SA expresses concern over DRC
PROTEST
The South African government has expressed concern over the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on...
 
 
Protests: DRC shuts down embassy in Pretoria 'until next year'
PROTEST
South Africans wanting to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would not be able to get any visas from the country’s Pretoria embassy until the new year. Citizens from that country who...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
EXCLUSIVE: 'Pangas, pepper spray' at Congolese protest in Pretoria
PROTEST
Several Congolese nationals have been arrested after an anti-government protest in front of the Democratic Republic of the Congo embassy in Pretoria turned violent on Tuesday. Police fired several...
 
 
#DRCprotest in Pretoria turns violent
PROTEST
Violence has broken out at the DRC embassy in Pretoria with protesters wanting Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down clashing with police on Tuesday. News24 correspondent Carien du...
 
 
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
Topics
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
 
 
UN condemns killing of South African peacekeeper DRC
POLITICS
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from South Africa deployed with the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off
POLITICS
Talks in Democratic Republic of Congo between the ruling coalition and the opposition have failed to reach a compromise on the political future of President Joseph Kabila, who intends to stay in...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
Pretoria places Machar under 'house arrest'
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Is Pretoria advancing the faltering cause of peace in South Sudan by keeping veteran opposition leader Riek Machar under ‘house arrest’ in South Africa? Not everyone thinks so. Machar, who was...
 
 
 
                       
 
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