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Joseph Kabila move in DR Congo triggers relief, but uncertainty remains

By announcing he is formally stepping aside after 17 years in power, President Joseph Kabila has eased tensions in DR Congo but the volatile country remains gripped by uncertainty ahead of elections due at the end of the year.

Kidnappers demand $500,000 for DRC priest

The kidnappers of a Catholic priest abducted in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend are demanding $500 000 for his release, the church said on Tuesday.

Catholic church presses on with planned Sunday march in DR Congo

The Roman Catholic community leaders planning a peaceful march on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo have said they will go ahead with the protest despite a lack of approval from Kinshasa authorities.

US ‘deeply concerned’ over DR Congo’s deadly political crisis

The United States has reacted to political ongoings in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) expressing concern at what it said was disproportionate use of force by security agencies.

DR Congo bans marches over delayed polls

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday banned rallies due this week in the capital Kinshasa over the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila despite global concern over a crackdown.

UN condemns rise in DR Congo rights violations

The United Nations said on Thursday it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a report blaming the bulk of the violence on the police and army.

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