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How Congo faced down some of the world's biggest mining firms


DAKAR In an ornate room in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential palace last week, some of global mining's most powerful men faced off against government officials over proposed changes to the country's mining code.

Congo opposition leader says will return home by June

JOHANNESBURG Exiled Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi said on Monday he would return home by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election in December to succeed Joseph Kabila.

World, Africa, Mar 12 2018

In Congo, voting machines raise suspicions among president's foes

DAKAR/NAIROBI When election officials unveiled voting machines that resemble large tablet computers in Democratic Republic of Congo, they hailed them as the solution to a multitude of problems. | Video

World, United Nations, Africa Mar 10 2018

Congo election remains on track for December, says Prime Minister

LONDON A humanitarian crisis in central Democratic Republic of Congo is easing, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala told Reuters on Thursday, after confirming an election to replace President Joseph Kabila remains on course for late December. | Video

World, Africa, Mar 09 2018

U.N. criticizes Angola for forcing refugees to return to violent Congo

LUANDA The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) is deeply concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and criticized the Angolan government for forcing some 500 refugees to return.

World, Africa Mar 07 2018

Detained asylum seeker released after suing Trump administration

Federal authorities have released a Congolese woman seeking asylum with her daughter in the U.S. after she accused the Trump administration of unfairly separating immigrants like herself from their children, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, U.S., Mar 07 2018

U.N. inquiry blames Congo's ADF rebels for deadly attack on peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS A Congo-based Ugandan rebel group is to blame for three attacks on United Nations peacekeepers, including one in December that killed 15 Tanzanian troops, the United Nations said on Friday.

World, United Nations, Africa Mar 02 2018

Ethnic clashes in northeastern Congo kill more than 40 people

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Ethnic clashes between Hema herders and Lendu farmers in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province have killed more than 40 people, local officials said on Friday, in the second such incident in a month.

World, Africa Mar 02 2018

Botswana blames Congo's humanitarian crisis on Kabila

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country's humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down.

World, Africa Feb 26 2018

Miner Freeport says no plans to sell Congo cobalt asset as buyers circle

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. Several parties are interested in buying Freeport-McMoRan Inc's cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo but not at a price that would interest the miner and so it is not planning a sale, Freeport's chief executive officer said.

Feb 26 2018

Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

MOSCOW Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. | Video