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Congo's Kabila says election on track but stays mum on own future


KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.

Congo's Kabila appoints army chief under U.S., EU sanctions for alleged violence

KINSHASA Congo's President Joseph Kabila has appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for the violent repression of dissent, raising fears of an imminent crackdown.

World, Africa, Jul 15 2018

Congo opposition leader Bemba nominated for presidential election

KINSHASA Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba, weeks after his conviction for war crimes was quashed at The Hague, was nominated by his party on Friday for December's presidential vote, in what could be the stiffest challenge to President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition.

World, Africa Jul 13 2018

DR Congo envoy: U.S. ties investment to open and fair general election

WASHINGTON The United States has linked increased U.S. investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo to a transparent and fair general election in December, a special envoy for Congolese President Joseph Kabila said.

World, Africa Jul 12 2018

Glencore shares under cloud after U.S demands Congo documents in probe

LONDON A U.S. demand for documents related to Glencore's assets in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of a corruption probe has rattled investors and is likely to weigh on the miner's performance until there is more clarity on the case.

Africa Jul 12 2018

Congo accuses Uganda of killing 12 fishermen in border dispute

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday accused Ugandan forces of shooting dead 12 Congolese fishermen last week on a lake straddling their shared border, something Uganda's army denied.

World, Africa Jul 11 2018

Glencore to cooperate with U.S. corruption investigation

LONDON Glencore Plc said on Wednesday it would cooperate with U.S. authorities after they demanded documents about the mining firm's business in Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela and Nigeria as part of a corruption investigation.

Africa, Jul 11 2018

Congo's Kabila delays U.N. chief's visit, refuses to see U.S. envoy Haley

UNITED NATIONS Congolese President Joseph Kabila has put off a planned visit this week by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and refused to see U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who diplomats said had also separately planned to visit Kinshasa.

World, United Nations, Africa Jul 09 2018

One killed, three wounded after clashes near Congo-Uganda border

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo/KAMPALA A Ugandan soldier was killed in clashes on a lake straddling the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, and one Ugandan and two Congolese were wounded, officials from the two sides said on Friday.

World, Africa Jul 06 2018

Conflict in Congo's Kasai could be prelude to genocide, U.N. expert warns

GENEVA Mutilation, gang rape and killing documented in Congo's Kasai region could be a harbinger of genocide, the U.N. torture investigator told Reuters on Wednesday, calling for action to prevent another Rwanda or Srebrenica.

World, United Nations, Africa Jul 04 2018

Hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' evacuated by Israel to Jordan: reports

JERUSALEM About 800 members of Syria's White Helmets civil defense group and their families were evacuated via Israel to Jordan on Sunday from southwest Syria, where a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive is under way, media said.