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Joseph Kabila’s brother barred from leaving DR Congo

Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's younger brother was on Wednesday night barred from leaving the country. Mr Zoé Kabila, who was due to travel to South Africa, was stopped from leaving N'djili Airport in Kinshasa. The younger Kabila’s passport was confiscated by immigration officials as he was about to board a plane to Johannesburg South Africa where his wife and children live. The former...

DR Congo court rejects bid for former president Joseph Kabila testimony at murder trial

A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday rejected a bid to have former president Joseph Kabila testify at a trial into the murder of a prominent rights campaigner. Three policemen are appealing against a death sentence over the killing of activist Floribert Chebeya in 2010 a case that stoked international concern over rights abuses during the Kabila era. Civilian plaintiffs in the...

10 Prisoners Sentenced For Raping Female Inmates

DR CONGO - Ten prisoners have been found guilty of raping dozens of female inmates during a violent riot at an overcrowded jail in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thirty-seven women and a teenage girl testified that they were repeatedly raped during a three-day riot at Kasapa Central Prison near Lubumbashi in 2020. Some female detainees became pregnant and contracted sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The 10...

Death toll in DRC Christmas bombing rises to eight

The death toll from a Saturday suicide bombing attack on a restaurant in Beni city, Democratic Republic of Congo, has risen to eight. The Christmas Day attack happened at an Inbox bar where people were celebrating the festive season. The bomber, an unidentified man, set off the explosion around 8 pm local time at the entrance to the busy bar in Ishango. It is not yet clear...

DR Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo said Thursday that the latest Ebola outbreak was officially over, as the country marked 42 days with no new cases. The start of the latest outbreak was confirmed on October 8 after a three-year-old boy died in Beni, North Kivu province in eastern DR Congo. Authorities then confirmed 8 more cases and 3 probable ones as well as nine deaths in...

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