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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday accused security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo of carrying out forced disappearances and killings of 34 young men and boys between May and September 2018. There are reports of 11 additional cases, but HRW has not yet been able to verify those reports. The victims, as young [...]

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The UN Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Resolution 2439 documents particular concern for the plight of Ebola-stricken areas in the African nation. Citing concerns for government and independent armed groups in the region, the resolution calls for a cessation of violence in the region [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday cautioned that Angola’s mass deportation of approximately 330,000 Congolese migrants has seen human rights violations by authorities on both sides of the border. Authorities in Angola have reportedly used unnecessary force in expelling Congolese from the country, including deaths at the hand of authorities and [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe, led by Justice Rita Makarau, on Wednesday struck down section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) giving authorities power ban public demonstrations, as unconstitutional. The section allows for the authorities in an area to prohibit demonstrations if they “believe[] on reasonable grounds that there might be public [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday sentenced  former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba  to 12 months in prison and issued a $350,000 fine for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in 2016. ICC Judge Bertram Schmitt reduced  his sentence to zero after factoring in the time he served [...]

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A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  expressed concern  Friday over the “violent suppression of peaceful protests” by opposing political parties and the police in anticipation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s upcoming election. The spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, cited two incidents within the past week of the police arresting political [...]

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The UK Court of Appeal overturned  a lower court ruling on Wednesday, broadening the country’s understanding of what may be protected from litigation under the legal advice privilege. The Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) was compelled by the London High Court to disclose documents that were produced after potential issues of fraud were brought to the [...]

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