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UPDF And Police arrest 14 suspected militants in border operation

Joint security operation on Lake Albert has seen at least 14 Congolese fishermen arrested and four boats impounded. Joint team of Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Police Force carried out operations in Buseruka Sub County, Hoima district on Easter Sunday. Albertine region police spokesperson Julius Hakiza says the …

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DR Congo new president Tshisekedi reportedly poisoned on his inauguration day

Written by AFP DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power. Tshisekedi, 55, returned to the microphone after 12 minutes, saying: “A famous president of our country said in his time: ‘understand …

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Revealed: Why Museveni and Kagame skipped Tshisekedi swearing in

The relationship between president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and DR Congo seems not to be healthy according to the latest reports. While several heads of state were invited for Democratic Republic of Congo historic peaceful power handover, president Museveni and Kagame who are both influential in the region were not invited. …

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US troops arrive in DR Congo amid fears of vote rigging by Kabila

By Aljazeera The US military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to …

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Electoral Commission boss killed in DR Congo over vote rigging

By AFP The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday began a tense wait for the results of a volatile presidential election which could see the first peaceful transfer of power in decades. Sunday’s elections went ahead in “relative calm”, according to the country’s influential Catholic Bishop Council, after two years …

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Kabila in hot seat as DR Congo presidential election postponed for the second time

The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is delaying Sunday’s presidential election in three of the country’s cities until March due to insecurity and the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The decision effectively nullifies the voting in those areas as the new president is due to …

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