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The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on six individuals affiliated with various armed factions in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday. Sanctioned individuals were allegedly involved in obstructing disarmament and repatriation efforts, committing human rights violations such as murder and sexual violence, recruiting child soldiers, orchestrating or carrying [...]

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An Italian judge ruled on Tuesday that two UN agency employees cannot be tried over the deaths of an Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and a driver in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to Rome daily newspaper Fatto Quotidiano. During a preliminary hearing, Judge Marisa Mosetti found that the UN agency employees have diplomatic [...]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday that South Africa will contribute a substantial force of 2,900 troops from the South African National Defense Force to combat armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). South Africa said that this deployment is crucial to fulfilling South Africa’s obligations to the Southern African Development Community [...]

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On December 6, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, acting under Article 99 of the UN Charter, formally warned the UN Security Council of a looming global threat from the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. This is the first time that Guterres has invoked Article 99 since becoming Secretary-General, and only the fourth [...]

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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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