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Democratic Republic of Congo

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Africa

Fighting intensifies in eastern DRC

The United Nations says two rockets landed close to a base of UN peacekeepers during clashes between the M23 rebels and government forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. No casualties were reported among the peacekeepers.

todayFebruary 27, 2024 1

Africa

700 dead from Zambia cholera outbreak as cases surge

Zambia has seen a surge in cholera cases since January 2024 with fatalities reaching 700, medical charity Doctors Without Borders said in a statement. The country has recorded nearly 20,000 infections since the outbreak started in October 2023. While at the beginning of the outbreak cases were restricted to Lusaka and Ndola , the two largest cities in Zambia, the disease has since spread to all provinces of the country […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024 2

Africa

UN sanctions DRC rebel leaders

The UN has imposed an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze against six rebel leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid violence in the country's east. According to the BBC, those sanctioned include the military spokesperson of the M23 rebel group, a general in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and two senior leaders in the Ugandan armed group Allied Democratic Forces.

todayFebruary 22, 2024 2

Africa

DRC launches appeal for humanitarian aid

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the humanitarian community have launched an appeal for US$ 2.6 billion to fund the country's 2024 humanitarian response plan. The funds are aimed at providing life-saving assistance and protection to 8.7 million people in need. Diane Penn reports. Meanwhile, according to Xinhua News Agency, for more than a year, the humanitarian crisis in the DRC has reached alarming levels, as […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 3

Africa

DRC protests: expert explains why Congolese anger against the west is justified – and useful to the government

    By Kristof Titeca, University of Antwerp   Since early February, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, has been rocked by protests directed against western embassies. Protests took place in front of the British and French embassies, and in front of United Nations buildings. Throughout the city, American and Belgian flags were burned. The protesters are denouncing what they believed to be western complicity in the war in […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 3

Africa

South Africa to deploy troops to DRC

South Africa will deploy 2,900 troops to help fight armed groups east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a Southern African Development Community initiative. Reuters reports that the one-year deployment will cover the period between 15 December  2023 and 15 December 2024, and will cost around 2 billion rand. The SADC force has an offensive mandate to support Congo's army fight armed groups. It will include troops […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 1

Namibia

South Africa Deploys 2,900 Troops to Eastern DRC to Address Decades-long Conflicts

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorizes the deployment of 2,900 members of the South African National Defense Force to the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The move aims to address decades-long conflicts between rival armed groups over land and resources, resulting in significant casualties and displacements. Spokesperson Vincent Magwenya confirms a budget allocation of over two billion rand for this deployment until December 15th.  

todayFebruary 14, 2024 3

Africa

UN Security Council worried over rising violence in the Congo

The United Nations Security Council is concerned about the escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Clashes have intensified recently between the M23 rebels and the country’s army. The M23 is one of dozens of armed groups that have long plagued the country’s mineral-rich east, battling for control of land there. Guyana ambassador, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett.

todayFebruary 13, 2024 3

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