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Ex-warlord Bemba appeals to DR Congo top court for right to run for president

Ex-warlord Bemba appeals to DR Congo top court for right to run for president

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba lodged an appeal with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court on Monday after he was banned from running in upcoming presidential elections. Bemba and five other candidates, including three former prime ministers, were barred by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) late Friday. The move sent shock waves through the […] …

103 Ebola cases reported in DRC, says UN

103 Ebola cases reported in DRC, says UN

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  said no fewer than 103 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. OCHA said the figures includes 76 confirmed and 27 probable, including 61 deaths as at last Tuesday. Suspected new cases continued to emerge in Mabalako and Oicha areas of […] …

DRCongo opposition leader Katumbi blocked at border

DRCongo opposition leader Katumbi blocked at border

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi was on Saturday again blocked from returning home as he attempted to get across the border from Zambia, his supporters said. Earlier, Katumbi said he was determined to try again to return home to run in presidential elections after being turned back at the frontier on Friday. […] …

Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province

Dozens killed in troubled eastern DR Congo province

Dozens of people were killed overnight in several villages in DR Congo’s northeast province of Ituri, raising the toll of an ethnic conflict that has already caused tens of thousands to flee, officials said Tuesday. “We have recorded 30 deaths. There are certainly other bodies out in the bush. A search is underway,” a government […] …

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