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Stanis Bujakera

Congo Senate declines to lift former PM's immunity over failed agro project

Jun 15 2021

KINSHASA (Reuters) -Congo's Senate on Tuesday rejected a request by prosecutors to lift former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon's immunity so they could indict him for his role in a failed agriculture project in which investigators say $200 million disappeared.

Congo Senate declines to lift former PM's immunity over failed agro project

Jun 15 2021

KINSHASA, June 15 Congo's Senate on Tuesday rejected a request by prosecutors to lift former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon's immunity so they could indict him for his role in a failed agriculture project in which investigators say $200 million disappeared.

Italy's envoy to Congo killed in attack on U.N. convoy

Feb 23 2021

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Italy's ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday along with his bodyguard and a World Food Programme driver when their convoy was attacked in the east of the country, Italy and the United Nations said. | Video

At least 60 killed after passenger barge crashes on Congo river

Feb 15 2021

KINSHASA At least 60 people died when a passenger barge carrying more than 700 people became shipwrecked on the Congo river at night, Democratic Republic of Congo's humanitarian affairs minister said on Monday.

Congo's Tshisekedi appoints new PM, further sidelining Kabila

Feb 15 2021

KINSHASA Congo President Felix Tshisekedi appointed the head of the state mining company Sama Lukonde Kyenge as the new prime minister on Monday, capping a series of victories for Tshisekedi over his once-dominant predecessor Joseph Kabila.

Congo's president appoints head of mining company as new PM

Feb 15 2021

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi appointed the head of the state mining company Sama Lukonde Kyenge as the new prime minister, his spokesman said on Monday, the latest in a series of moves aimed at sidelining his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

UPDATE 1-Congo to impose curfew against second wave of coronavirus

Dec 16 2020

KINSHASA, Dec 16 The Democratic Republic of Congo will impose a curfew and other strict measures, including the mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces, to fight a second wave of the coronavirus, its virus response team said on Wednesday.

DR Congo to impose curfew against second wave of coronavirus

Dec 16 2020

KINSHASA, Dec 16 The Democratic Republic of Congo will impose a curfew and other strict measures, including the mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces, to help quell a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, its virus response team said on Wednesday.

Congo President Tshisekedi says most lawmakers back his vision

Dec 15 2020

KINSHASA Congo President Felix Tshisekedi said on Monday he believed he had the cross-party support needed to push through his plans for a new government, after ending an awkward coalition with his predecessor Joseph Kabila to seek a new majority in parliament. | Video

Congo Parliament ousts speaker, confirming shift in power balance

Dec 10 2020

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo's lower house of Parliament voted on Thursday to remove its speaker, handing President Felix Tshisekedi a major victory in a power struggle with his predecessor and coalition partner Joseph Kabila.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.