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Congo bans rallies

JOHANNESBURG, November 27 – All political rallies planned for this week in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital, have been banned by the government, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Monday.     The rallies were to protest the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila who has repeatedly refused to step down despite his […]

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South Africa and DRC agree to remove trade obstacles

PRETORIA, November 11 – South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have committed to remove hurdles that hinder business interactions between business people of the two countries, the trade and industry department (dti) said on Saturday. The agreement and commitment emanated from discussions held during this week’s Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) seminar, […]

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Paradise Papers reveal dubious dealings bleed Congo’s mineral wealth

JOHANNESBURG, November 7 – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) enormous mineral wealth is being exploited by greedy international companies and corrupt middlemen with close relations to President Joseph Kabila and other senior government officials, according to the Paradise Papers. The issue was raised by Paradise Papers which comprise more than 13.4 million leaked documents, […]

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Congo policeman, protester killed in clashes

JOHANNESBURG, October 30 – Clashes between protesters demanding the departure of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and security forces on Monday have left at least one police officer and one civilian dead, Reuters reported. Following an announcement earlier this month by the national electoral commission that no election would take […]