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Buying time in the DRC?
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Buying time in the DRC?

Staff Reporter - Jan 17, 2017

> Stephanie Wolters ON 1 JANUARY, the Congolese population awoke to the surprising news that political actors in the country had signed a comprehensive political accord that…

More contestation and uncertainty in DRC
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More contestation and uncertainty in DRC

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Stephanie Wolters THE joint summit between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Luanda last week…

Zambia, DRC start work on new hydro project
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Zambia, DRC start work on new hydro project

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Tichaona Kurewa VICTORIA FALLS- ZAMBIA’S ZESCO Limited and SNEL of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have started work to construct a new 1,000 megawatt hydro…

Kabila seeks regional backing
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Kabila seeks regional backing

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

ANGOLA-CONGOLESE President Joseph Kabila flew into the Angolan capital Luanda this week hoping to convince a summit of regional leaders to back his decision to prolong his…

Tresor changes DRC’s tune
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Tresor changes DRC’s tune

Staff Reporter - Oct 31, 2016

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka TRESOR Riziki is a musician with a passion for life and a hunger for new experiences. His impoverished upbringing has left him determined to…

Is DR Congo Jogging Up for Another Civil War?
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Is DR Congo Jogging Up for Another Civil War?

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

By Festus Iyorah For many Congolese opposition parties, ousting President Joseph Kabila in the forthcoming Democratic Republic of Congo election in December is a fight to finish. As…

Fears DRC sliding into civil strife
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Fears DRC sliding into civil strife

Staff Reporter - Sep 26, 2016

By Lenin Ndebele THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the cusp of civil strife amid spreading riots and a heavy-handed police response to plans by President…

Can Kabila trust his military?
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Can Kabila trust his military?

Staff Reporter - Sep 26, 2016

By James Barnett THE Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in the midst of a protracted political crisis, as President Joseph Kabila manoeuvres to stay in power…

Fighting fire with fire – DRC massacres breed ‘self-defence’ militias
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Fighting fire with fire – DRC massacres breed ‘self-defence’ militias

Staff Reporter - Sep 05, 2016

By Muhindo Sengenya Claude RESIDENTS of the eastern Congolese city of Beni have had enough of massacres. Angered by the inability of the army to protect them against…

Yellow fever spreads in DRC
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Yellow fever spreads in DRC

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

By Lyndal Rowlands AS the deadly yellow fever spreads to seven provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), new measures have been introduced to ensure that as…

DRC economy an awakening giant
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DRC economy an awakening giant

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

By Franck Kuwonu Most news headlines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have one thing in common - their focus on conflict, particularly in the eastern…

DRC locals clamour for oil palms
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DRC locals clamour for oil palms

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

OIL palms are native to the forests of Central and West Africa and inseparable from the region’s peoples and their cultures. Communities in this part of the…

Facilitator of DRC dialogue to meet opposition leader
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Facilitator of DRC dialogue to meet opposition leader

Staff Reporter - Jun 19, 2016

KINSHASA- The facilitator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national dialogue, Edem Kodjo, said last Tuesday in Kinshasa that he will soon head to Brussels, Belgium,…

Ban Ki-Moon in a race against time
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Ban Ki-Moon in a race against time

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran On 11 March, the United Nations (UN) Security Council adopted a groundbreaking resolution intended to curb sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. Resolution 2272 states that…

Zim concerned with Renamo insurgencies
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Zim concerned with Renamo insurgencies

Staff Reporter - Mar 23, 2016

Zimbabwe has since independence played a critical role in the maintenance of regional peace and stability as evidenced by its intervention in abating a serious civil strife…

Namibia and DRC gets contrasting Fitch ratings
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Namibia and DRC gets contrasting Fitch ratings

Staff Reporter - Mar 19, 2016

> Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) received contrasting ratings getting a ‘BBB’ Outlook Stable and a ‘B’ Outlook Negative respectively,…

SADC tackles El Nino head-on
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SADC tackles El Nino head-on

Staff Reporter - Mar 04, 2016

Mpho Tebele Gaborone. — Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have agreed to provide preliminary data on the number of people affected by the drought as…

DRC general strike stops most economic activity in capital
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DRC general strike stops most economic activity in capital

Staff Reporter - Feb 18, 2016

Kinshasa - A one-day general strike in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shut down most businesses in the capital on Tuesday this week, raising pressure on President…

Festive season:  Africa, SADC celebrate but plan ahead for 2016
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Festive season: Africa, SADC celebrate but plan ahead for 2016

Staff Reporter - Jan 08, 2016

But for some meditating minds, it is also the time for individuals, organisations  or governments to conduct a deep analysis and retrospective of all past events –…

Kinshasa  Fashion Week: The other side of the DRC
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Kinshasa Fashion Week: The other side of the DRC

Staff Reporter - Jan 08, 2016

Who says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) street talks are only dominated by election discussions, politics, war and conflicts, hunger, and gang-rape in the North Kivu?…