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French court to rule in Koffi Olomide assault case
French court to rule in Koffi Olomide assault case
A French court will on Monday announce a verdict in the trial in absentia of Congolese music star Koffi Olomide, accused of sexual assaulting four...
Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty
Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty
The highly contested elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are now over and Joseph Kabila Kabange handed over the presidency to...
Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes
Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes
Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? 
A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm
A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm
Felix ­Tshisekedi, the son of a veteran opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has taken the prize that eluded his late...
Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'
Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'
Rapid population growth and poor infrastructure have put two out of three cities in Africa at "extreme risk" of the threats posed by climate...
Bemba's party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote
Bemba's party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote
Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's political party on Saturday announced it would appeal a decision to reject his candidacy in Democratic Republic...
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says
Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says
Hospitals are detaining hundreds of thousands of people against their will every year – many of them mothers and their newborn babies – simply...
'The baby fell, but I just kept running'
'The baby fell, but I just kept running'
Emmanuel Muamba* is a softly spoken man and the corners of his eyes wrinkle every time he smiles. The autumn sun flows in through a large window at...
First Ebola cases in DRC add to regional friction
First Ebola cases in DRC add to regional friction
The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said on Sunday that two of eight samples taken from victims...
UN report shows Rwandans trained to fight in DRC
UN report shows Rwandans trained to fight in DRC
"The United Nations has conducted interviews with 11 combatants who abandoned their positions in the mountainous forests on the border between the...

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