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UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bintou Keita in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) condemned a series of attacks targeting UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) personnel in a statement on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday. Keita said that “Weakening MONUSCO means strengthening the negative forces that it [...]

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Under international law, forced marriage has emerged as its own form of gendered violence, distinct from sex-related crimes — a phenomenon explored in depth in a report released last month by the Global Accountability Network (GAN), a collective of international criminal prosecutors and practitioners who supervise and work with law students on specific atrocity projects. [...]

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a peacekeeping mission in the DRC, reported on Saturday that it protected civilians escaping violent attacks in the eastern region of the DRC by deploying troops to secure a designated corridor. The mission said on X (formerly Twitter) that about 1,000 [...]

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Three opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) December presidential election, Martin Fayulu, Moise Katumbi and Floribert Anzuluni, called for a protest Saturday, when President Felix Tshisekedi is to be sworn in for a second term, in a joint video press conference. The December election was marred by allegations of fraud, logistical shortcomings and disruptions. [...]

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) misappropriated $400 million in state funds ahead of December elections, per an EU report. The report, issued Monday, highlighted a 25.1 percent increase in the expenses of the electoral body during the 2016-2019 and 2021-2024 electoral cycles. Also as per the report, [...]

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The Rwanda Defence Force stated Tuesday that after three soliders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed its border, one soldier was shot and killed, and two others were arrested. The official statement disclosed that three soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) trespassed across the border from the DRC into [...]

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The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaffirmed their mutual desire for a progressive, responsible, honorable and exemplary withdrawal of the MONUSCO from the DRC on Saturday. Bintou Keita, head of MONUSCO, announced at a press conference held on Saturday [...]

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitutional court on Wednesday rejected the petitions challenging the provisional results of December’s presidential election and officially confirmed Félix Tshisekedi as president of the country. The court declared that Félix Tshisekedi secured 73.47 percent of the votes in the election while his main opponent, Moïse Katumbi, secured 18.08 percent. The figures [...]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) election commission (CENI) reported on Saturday that it canceled votes cast for 82 out of 101,000 candidates in legislative and local polls held in December for their involvement in alleged fraud and other issues that disrupted the general election according to a press release posted to X. The press [...]

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During his presidency, Donald Trump accepted millions of dollars from foreign states including China, Saudi Arabia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report released Thursday by Democratic lawmakers. Through entities he owned or controlled, the report alleges, Trump accepted at least $7.8 million from at least 20 countries spanning the globe during [...]

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