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25 May 2017
                       
 
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09 May 2017
 
 
Congo's Kabila names transitional govt, defying main opposition
POLITICS
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday named a new transitional government, state television said, defying opponents who say he is in violation of a previous agreement....
 
 
02 May 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – May 02, 2017
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Making headlines: ANC Women’s League says biggest losers of Worker’s Day disruptions are women DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola And, PPF vows to fight FICA in ConCourt
 
 
DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola – UNHCR
VIOLENCE
The United Nation’s refugee agency has reportedly said that about 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge, amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
New divisions threaten stability in the DRC
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Two political accords and three prime ministers later, and four months after Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to leave office at the end of his second mandate, credible elections and...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'
SADC
A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region. Speaking during an interview with...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
Mbeki 'hands-off in DRC', but wants to see peace
POLITICS
Former president Thabo Mbeki is still interested in seeing peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but he would not get involved in issues there. Two human rights...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
Trump keeps Africa guessing
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Like most parts of the world, Africa is still waiting, anxiously, for United States (US) President Donald Trump to articulate his policy for the continent. More than a month after his inauguration,...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive' – DRC budget minister
ELECTIONS
There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold the agreed presidential elections this year after an official reportedly revealed that the country will not be able to afford the...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane says President Zuma must stand up for Human Rights and denounce Trump’s disgraceful “Muslim Ban”
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the President of the Republic, Jacob Zuma, to act in line with our Constitutional values and against intolerance by joining the ever-growing list of World...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
Obama could have done more for Africa by supporting pro-democracy protests
THE CONVERSATION
Former US president Barack Obama often reminded audiences that his presidency was made possible by the brave men, women, and children of the civil rights movement. They had bolstered America’s...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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