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Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down

VOA News - February 26, 2018

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila (L) walks alongside South Africa President Jacob Zuma (C), and Mozambique President Armando Guebuza during a lunch break at the SADC summit in Maputo on June 15, 2013The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC

Radio Okapi/AFP - February 13, 2018

Corneille NangaaThe president of DR Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday that without the use of contested voting machines, it will not be possible to organize the presidential election as planned on December 23 to choose the successor of President Joseph Kabila.
US Warns DR Congo Against Electronic Voting for Delayed Election

VOA News/Reuters - February 12, 2018

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyThe United States warned the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday against using an electronic voting system for a long-delayed presidential election in December this year because it has the potential to undermine the credibility of the poll.
Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate

Radio Okapi - October 24, 2017

Felix TshisekediThe president of The Rally of the Opposition, Felix Thisekedi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the Presidential Majority to “illegally prolong the mandate of the head of state” during a news conference on Monday in Lubumbashi.
DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi

VOA News - May 19, 2016

Moise Katumbi, TP Mazambe presidentThe Democratic Republic of Congo's government has issued an arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader planning a possible election challenge to President Joseph Kabila. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday that the arrest warrant was issued after Katumbi was indicted on a charge of hiring mercenaries.
Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2016

Funeral mass for Papa Wemba in KinshasaPapa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral mass at the Notre Dame of Congo Cathedral.
Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute

Radio Okapi - May 2, 2016

Joseph Kabila during the ceremony honoring Papa WembaPresident Joseph Kabila has posthumously awarded Papa Wemba the title of Grand Officer of the National Order. “We elevate you posthumously to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of the Kabila-Lumumba national heroes for your merits, and your loyal and distinguished services to the Congolese nation,” Joseph Kabila said during an official ceremony honoring Papa Wemba on Monday.
Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists

Anne Look/VOA News - April 13, 2015

President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011West 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.
Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change

VOA News - January 19, 2015

Protesters burn tires in KinshasaAt least one person was injured when security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Monday as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.
Etienne Tshisekedi Evacuated to Belgium for Medical Treatment

Robert Esaki - August 16, 2014

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)DR Congo’s opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has been evacuated to Belgium for medical treatment. The president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) and runner-up in the 2011 presidential elections left Kinshasa’s Ndjili Airport on Saturday morning aboard a medical plane chartered for the occasion.







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