Lubumbashi

By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Jan 25th, 2012
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Kinshasa – A Congolese rights group says at least 19 children and six pregnant women died from acute malnutrition and lack of medicine after a feared warlord returned to the southeast. Another 1 000 children examined by the African Association for the Defence of Human Rights between January 13 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2011
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  Harare – Zimbabwe’s state-owned airline has suspended flights to neighbouring South Africa over fears its planes could be seized for outstanding debts, a senior airline official told state media. Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive Innocent Mavhunga said the corporation, which is s...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Dec 14th, 2011
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Lack of transparency during vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections, undermined the credibility of results in which incumbent Joseph Kabila was declared winner, the European Union’s observer mission said on Tuesday. Kabila, who won 49 percent of the vote, has dismissed ...
By benim
In DR Congo
Nov 28th, 2011
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Lubumbashi – Armed men on Monday attacked vehicles carrying ballots to a polling station in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national elections, police said. They said the attackers swooped at about 03:00 on a convoy of eight jeeps and fled whe...
By benim
In DR Congo
Nov 10th, 2011
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Kinshasa – The Roman Catholic archbishop of Kinshasa on Thursday condemned outbreaks of violence during the campaigning ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “People provoke each other, take up machetes, sometimes guns, they break and they ...
By benim
In DR Congo
Nov 7th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Clashes between government and opposition supporters have left 15 people hurt in the run-up to presidential and legislative elections later this month, witnesses said on Sunday. Witnesses said clashes on Saturday in Lubumbashi, the main city in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ka...
By benim
In DR Congo
Sep 26th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Authorities said on Monday that most of the convicts who escaped a Congolese prison over the weekend were recaptured, as a human rights group condemned prison conditions and called for improvements. Kasai Occidental governor Hubert Kabasubabu Katulondji said on Monday that 114 prison...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 4th, 2011
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Lubumbashi – Gunfire erupted Friday as unidentified attackers fought troops guarding the airport at Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of Congo’s southeastern mining region of Katanga, a government spokesperson told AFP. “We heard about this and we are trying to identify the group wh...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 28th, 2011
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A new police unit in Lubumbashi, in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears to have made significant progress in tackling crimes of sexual violence, but the scale of the problem it faces is daunting. The police unit, which was set up in April 2010 in order to provide greater protec...
By benim
In Congo
Dec 7th, 2010
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Magistrates in Bukama territory, in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, who prosecuted two men implicated in the marriage of underage girls have been attacked by angry mobs, highlighting the tensions between traditional practices and the rule of law. Locals say the marriage of ch...