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Victim: Kidnap kingpin Evans chained me for 88 days

Mr Donatius Dunu, the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals, has told the court that he was kidnapped, chained and held for 88 days by billionaire kidnap kingpin Evans.

Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province

Dozens of people were killed overnight in several villages in DR Congo’s northeast province of Ituri, raising the toll of an ethnic conflict that has already caused tens of thousands to flee, officials said Tuesday.

Catholic Church rallies against Joseph Kabila

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is mobilising the to force President Joseph Kabila to organise elections and relinquish power.

Joseph Kabila opponents meet in SA to build coalition ahead of polls

Democratic Republic of Congo's top opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila are meeting in South Africa to build a coalition ahead of long-delayed elections in the turbulent, resource-rich country.

DR Congo opposition rally behind exiled leader Moise Katumbi

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition groups rallied behind exiled figure Moise Katumbi at talks in South Africa on Saturday aimed at forging a united front to fight elections due by the end of the year.

DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila signs law opposed by major mining companies

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has signed a mining law that is expected to increase the country's royalties despite opposition from major mining companies.

UN condemns DR Congo violence, wants elections on Dec 23

The UN Security Council condemned violence during nationwide protests in Democratic Republic of Congo last month against President Joseph Kabila's extended rule and called on all parties on Wednesday to ensure that a long-delayed presidential election takes place on December 23.

US tasks competitors to ‘make Africa’s resources benefit its people’

The U.S. says ensuring the resources of Africa benefit the continent and its people, rather than engaging in illicit exploitation at the expense of the people is one of its major priorities.

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila to meet companies over mining code revision

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will meet mining company representatives on Tuesday to discuss a mining code revision awaiting his signature that would raise taxes and royalties, the mines minister said.

UN concedes training ‘gaps’ after DR Congo deaths

The United Nations said Friday that attacks last December that killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo had highlighted "gaps" in the training of its troops.

NGO asks Canada to probe African leaders’ real estate purchases

The French NGO Sherpa on Thursday called for an investigation into the purchases of Canadian real estate by African leaders and their relatives using allegedly stolen riches.

NDLEA nabs two suspected drug traffickers at Kano Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two suspected drug traffickers at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport with illicit substances worth over N50 million.

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Joseph Kabila is a brother to me

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly briefed his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila on the transition that led to the end of former president Robert Mugabe's rule last year.


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Court remands hairstylist in Kirikiri prison for allegedly assaulting policeman

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 23-year-old hair stylist, Comfort Ishukwu, who allegedly assaulted a policeman, in Kirikiri Prisons, pending when her bail conditions would be met.

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Police arrest bride on wedding day for drink-driving

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Suspected robbers snatch N16m from NNPC filling station staff

Some suspected armed robbers on Monday in Kano attacked staff of NNPC Mega filling station in Hotoro area and made away with N16 million.