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Nigeria Election Postponement – Who’s to Blame?

16 février 2019

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Nigeria Election Postponement – Who’s to Blame?

The National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus. The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Saturday condemned the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). In a statement his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, Mr Secondus described the development as a […]

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AU Summit 32 To Tackle Refugees, Displaced Persons and Migration

9 février 2019

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AU Summit 32 To Tackle Refugees, Displaced Persons and Migration

Adagom refugee settlement, run by UNHCR, was established in August 2018 to host some of the Cameroonian refugees living in local communities around Cross River. In early December 2018, it was hosting more than 6,400 refugees. analysis By Peter Fabricius The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a remarkable achievement, the United Nations Conference […]

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Freed Ivory Coast Ex-President Gbagbo to Live in Belgium – Report

4 février 2019

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Freed Ivory Coast Ex-President Gbagbo to Live in Belgium – Report

Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after his shock acquittal at the International Criminal Court. He was granted a conditional release by the ICC. He must remain in his host country. He is also not allowed to contact any witnesses from his case or speak publicly about the case. […]

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President Tshisekedi Falls Ill During Inauguration Speech

25 janvier 2019

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President Tshisekedi Falls Ill During Inauguration Speech

DR Congo has experienced its first transition of power via an election. Felix Tshisekedi has taken over from President Joseph Kabila despite questions over last month’s vote. Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, replacing longtime President Joseph Kabila following disputed elections. During his inaugural […]

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Fayulu Says He’s President, DR Congo Court Says Tshisekedi Won

20 janvier 2019

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Fayulu Says He’s President, DR Congo Court Says Tshisekedi Won

Martin Fayulu The runner-up in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Fayulu, had said he was the real winner in the contest. But a high court ruling said the challenge was « unfounded. » The Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo rejected a challenge to last month’s presidential election results. The […]

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ICC Acquits Côte d’Ivoire’s Gbagbo

16 janvier 2019

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ICC Acquits Côte d’Ivoire’s Gbagbo

press release Today, 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (« ICC » or « Court »), by majority, Judge Herrera Carbuccia dissenting, acquitted Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. A fully reasoned decision will be issued […]

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Attack on Nairobi Luxury Hotel & Office Complex Over, Govt Says

16 janvier 2019

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Attack on Nairobi Luxury Hotel & Office Complex Over, Govt Says

By Njoki Kihiu Nairobi — Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi announced late Tuesday that the situation at the 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi, which was the scene of a terror attack had been contained. « I can now report that we have secured all the buildings that had been affected by these events, » he told a […]

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DR Congo’s Catholic Church Disputes Presidential Election Results

12 janvier 2019

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DR Congo’s Catholic Church Disputes Presidential Election Results

Paris — Western skepticism is growing over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s announced presidential election results, with France bluntly calling them inconsistent with other findings, and former colonial power Belgium planning to raise the matter at the United Nations Security Council on Friday. France was quick to react to the surprise win of opposition candidate […]

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Rwanda: Prosecution Withdraws Rwigara Appeal Case

10 janvier 2019

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Rwanda: Prosecution Withdraws Rwigara Appeal Case

By Nasra Bishumba The National Prosecution Agency (NPA) has withdrawn its appeal against the acquittal of Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother, Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara, The New Times can exclusively reveal. Last month, Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana told journalists that his office would appeal the High Court decision to acquit the two on all […]

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U.S. Deploys Troops in Case of Violence in DR Congo

5 janvier 2019

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U.S. Deploys Troops in Case of Violence in DR Congo

Concerns are mounting that violence will erupt in DR Congo over last Sunday’s contested election. The vote was marred by delays, irregularities and voting problems. US President Donald Trump deployed 80 US military personnel to Gabon in response to possible violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a disputed election. In a letter to […]

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US Threatens Sanctions After DR Congo Govt Blocks Internet, Media

4 janvier 2019

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US Threatens Sanctions After DR Congo Govt Blocks Internet, Media

The United States stands by the millions of Congolese voters who went to the polls across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on December 30 to participate in presidential, legislative, and provincial assembly elections. Since independence in 1960, the DRC has never experienced a peaceful, democratic transfer of power. The December 30 election was […]

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Congo-Kinshasa: African Leaders Voice Concern Over DRC Violence

28 décembre 2018

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Congo-Kinshasa: African Leaders Voice Concern Over DRC Violence

President Kabila Fils Five African heads of state on Wednesday voiced strong concern over the violence during the presidential campaign of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where voting has been postponed until March in the regions of Beni-Butembo and Yumbi. Clashes in some locations are enough to compromise voter’s peace of mind, said a statement […]

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