Congo is trapped in a never-ending nightmare

After 18 years in power, President Joseph Kabila dragged his feet in leaving office despite the 10-year term limit stipulated in the constitution.

IOL , South Africa Jan 23, 2019

No need for Pill intervals, scientists say

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) added that taking it every day will increase its effectiveness in preventing unwanted pregnancies while also stopping headaches and mood changes.

IOL , South Africa Jan 22, 2019

African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

In a surprise statement last week, the African Union asked for the final results to be postponed because of “serious doubts” over the conduct of the election, raising fears that a protracted dispute could fan unrest in the volatile country of 80 m...

Reuters , Africa Jan 22, 2019

African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo’s president-elect Felix Tshisekedi received a chorus of congratulations from African leaders on Sunday and Monday in a growing sign that his disputed election win will not be questioned internationally.

EWN , South Africa Jan 21, 2019

DRC inauguration postponed, police stop opposition rally

Democratic Republic of Congo's police dispersed a gathering on Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokesperson said.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 21, 2019

The road ahead for the DR Congo

Over Joseph Kabila’s 18-year rule, the DRC has remained fragile, owing to persistent, protracted conflict in the country’s eastern regions and elsewhere, as well as rampant corruption and looting of State assets.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 21, 2019

Congo political crisis deepens as top court rejects vote challenge

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo’s political standoff deepened on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader.

Reuters , Africa Jan 21, 2019

Suspected herdsmen burn down Catholic seminary, houses in Adamawa

But the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Yola, Stephen Mamza, who confirmed the destruction of the seminary in Daso, lamented the belated deployment of security personnel in the area.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo’s top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

Reuters , Africa Jan 20, 2019

Congo top court declares Tshisekedi presidential-elect

The provisional results in the election, which was meant to enable Congo’s first democratic transfer of power in 59 years of independence from Belgium, showed Tshisekedi winning with a slim margin over Fayulu.

Reuters , Africa Jan 19, 2019
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