The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
Striker Mbwana Samata scored twice and Roger Assale was also on target as TP Mazembe beat El Merreikh 3-0 on Sunday in Lubumbashi to reach the final of the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League. This is the first time since 2010 that ‘Les Corbeaux’ have reached the final of the premier continental club championship,.
Striker Bakri ‘Al Medina’ Babeker proved his status as the livewire of Sudanese side El Merreikh scoring a late winner in their 2-1 win over TP Mazembe on Saturday in Omdurman. Babeker sealed victory with a superb volley ten minutes from time and give Merreikh a first leg cushioning in the semi-final, ahead of the return leg next week in the DR Congo city of Lubumbashi.
A U.N. human rights official said this week that Ugandan Islamist ADF rebels were mainly responsible for the summary executions of at least 237 civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between October and December last year. The killings were among more than 300 that have occurred since October in a series of attacks on civilians in Beni territory.
West African civil society and human rights groups said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has kept at least eight pro-democracy activists in secret detention for almost a month. The groups told reporters in Dakar Monday that the Congolese activists must either be formally charged before a judge or immediately released.