Kabila

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 15th, 2012
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K INSHASA — Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Saturday vowed that defence would be a top priority for his government after the recent brief rebel takeover of a key city in the country’s volatile east. “From now on, our priority will be defending the homeland,” ...
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Oct 13th, 2012
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By Günther v. Billerbeck at Good Governance Group (G3) The current crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North and South Kivu provinces is yet another episode in the epic conflict that has engulfed the region since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The Kivu crisis has not only dominated anal...
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Sep 21st, 2012
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Tiago Faia The DRC remains a fragile post-conflict society divided in intricate ethnic, social, political, economic, and military lines. Kabila’s first presidential mandate rested upon a fairly democratic electoral process that guaranteed him an absolute majority in 2006. From that platform, Kabila a...
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May 15th, 2012
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Open memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Members, UN General Assembly, EU, AU, and all Representatives to the UN Security Council. The following is an Open Memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Presidents and Prime Ministers, President of the UN General Assembly, EU President, AU Chairman and Preside...
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Apr 13th, 2012
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By Laura E. Seay In the aftermath of the 2011 presidential and parliamentary elections, which could be most charitably described as ‘chaotic,’ many Congolese voters, Diaspora members, and knowledgeable observers had hoped that the international community would react strongly to the fraud noted by mos...
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Apr 12th, 2012
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila announced on Wednesday that authorities would arrest a serving army general wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. “I want to arrest Bosco Ntaganda because the whole population wants peace,” Kabila said during ...
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Mar 7th, 2012
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The cabinet of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has resigned, allowing the recently re-elected president a chance to form a new government. Former information minister Lambert Mende told VOA Tuesday this is standard procedure. “It is stated in a provision of the constitution that,...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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By Michael Deibert At first glance today, things in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern North Kivu province seem far calmer than in years past. As recently as 2008, a rebel group, the Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) under the command of renegade general Laurent Nkunda, contro...
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Feb 22nd, 2012
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By Kris Berwouts The elections of November 28th 2011 in the DR Congo took place with many and under strict control of the government. The non-acceptance of the official results of both the presidential and parliamentary elections means that there is still political instability today, and this will pr...
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Feb 20th, 2012
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Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo’s leading opposition party ordered its newly elected members of parliament on Saturday to boycott the national assembly following a controversial vote marred by irregularities and violence. The decision by the UDPS risks leaving the opposition weake...