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Congo parliament says to drop controversial part of election law

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KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's lawmakers will remove part of an electoral reform bill the opposition says was aimed at keeping President Joseph Kabila in power, the head of the national assembly said on Saturday.

Congo Senate bows to protests, drops reforms seen delaying vote

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate on Friday scrapped a proposed change to the election law after four days of deadly protests against the proposal that the opposition said was aimed at keeping President Joseph Kabila in power.

World, Africa, 23 Jan 2015

Killers of Rwandan anti-corruption activist jailed for 20 years

KIGALI - Two Rwandan police officers have been jailed for 20 years for killing an anti-corruption activist who was investigating mineral smuggling from Democratic Republic of Congo.

World, Africa 23 Jan 2015

Congo delays vote on electoral law, West urges revisions

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate has delayed until Friday a vote on changes to the electoral law after calls from Western powers to withdraw or alter the proposed bill, which has sparked days of violent protests. | Video

World, Africa 22 Jan 2015

Congo delays vote on electoral law, West urges revisions

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate has delayed until Friday a vote on changes to the electoral law after calls from Western powers to withdraw or alter the proposed bill, which has sparked days of violent protests.

World, Africa 22 Jan 2015

Church backs Congo protesters, rights group says 42 killed

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church on Wednesday backed ongoing protests against reforms that could extend President Joseph Kabila's rule, denouncing a government crackdown which a rights group said had killed 42 people.

World, Africa, 21 Jan 2015

Protests, calls for respect of constitution in Congo election row

KINSHASA - Protests erupted for a second day in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday over proposed changes to an election law that could delay a vote due in 2016 and allow President Joseph Kabila to stay in power.

World, Africa, 20 Jan 2015

At least four dead in protests over possible Congo election delay

KINSHASA - At least four people were killed on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.

World, Africa 19 Jan 2015

Tanzania says ready to take on Rwandan rebels in Congo

DAR ES SALAAM/KINSHASA - Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President Jakaya Kikwete said, suggesting a joint offensive with U.N.-backed, South African forces is imminent.

World, United Nations, Africa 14 Jan 2015

Ethiopian Airlines eyes stakes in Rwanda, Congo carriers

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopian Airlines [ETHA.UL] is in talks with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to purchase stakes in their carriers and manage them, its chief executive told Reuters.

Deals, Aerospace & Defense, 13 Jan 2015
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After a bear hug, Obama gets down to business with Modi in India

NEW DELHI - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked on a series of bilateral agreements at a summit on Sunday that both sides hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. | Video