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Moïse Katumbi, a prominent political figure and candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), suspended two campaign events following a violent incident at an election rally on Wednesday. Katumbi said that police fired live rounds during the event while Kongo Central governer Guy Bandu stated that Katumbi’s guards [...]

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A US federal judge prohibited the practice of separating migrant children from their families for eight years on Friday following a settlement that will allow migrant children and their families, who were separated at the US-Mexico border, to be reunited. The “Mrs. L” deal, the result of a lawsuit against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement [...]

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The European Union (EU) claimed on Wednesday that they were “forced to cancel” the electoral observation mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after planning to deploy long-term observers across the DRC. EU Spokesperson Nabila Massrali stated that the cancellation was due to “technical constraints” outside of the EU’s control. However, the EU [...]

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The main power lines to the city of Goma, in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were cut off Monday due to an escalation of fighting between rebels and the DRC’s armed forces, leaving hospitals and water systems without power. Virunga Energies, who supplies electricity to the region, said in [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors stated on Thursday that they have attempted to withdraw all charges against Maxime Mokom, a former minister of disarmament in the Central African Republic (CAR). Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan submitted a notice to the court’s pre-trial chamber on October 16, trying to drop the charges during the pre-trial phase of [...]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) High Court in Kinshasa-Gombe turned down a request to release journalist Stanis Bujakera from detention on Tuesday. According to Jeune Afrique Magazine and AFP, Bujakera’s legal team repeatedly sought his release after he was detained in September. They also petitioned the court to grant them more time to [...]

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On August 21, 2023, Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv hosted a large international conference Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine: Justice to be Served. The conference gathered key figures behind Ukraine’s push to launch a special tribunal. The event was aimed at reinvigorating global efforts to prosecute the crime of aggression against Ukraine, [...]

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The US government announced on Monday that it will settle a 2018 class-action lawsuit that challenged the Trump administration’s family separation practice at the US-Mexico border. The parties filed a joint petition asking the court to approve the settlement. The proposed settlement would create a process to reunify families who were separated. Additionally, the government [...]

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) recalled its eight UN peacekeepers accused of sexual misconduct while deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sunday. The peacekeepers were deployed under the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in Beni. According to MONUSCO’s statement, they were found in violation [...]

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The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) announced on Wednesday that “strong measures” have been taken against 8 UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over “serious misconduct.” UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, stated in his daily press briefing on Thursday that the peacekeepers involved in the case were [...]

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