Mai Mai

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2013
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The news has spread like wildfire through the Congolese community: Etienne Kabila Taratibu, ringleader of the group of dissidents suspected of plotting to overthrow the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, handed himself over to the police in Cape Town on Saturday morning. By DE WET POTGIE...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 14th, 2012
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Kinshasha – Seven United Nations peacekeepers in Congo were wounded when gunmen opened fire at a protest in the east of the country on Monday, a UN spokesperson said. There were no details on the condition of the peacekeepers. An unspecified number of other peacekeepers in the contingent were i...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 30th, 2011
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A U.N. Security Council committee has imposed sanctions on a Congolese militia leader allegedly implicated in a highly publicized mass rape case last year, the committee said in a statement on Tuesday. Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, 35, is commander-in-chief of the political wing of the Mai Mai Sheka, one of s...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 29th, 2011
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New York – The UN Security Council on Tuesday added to its sanctions list a Democratic Republic of Congo militia leader who is standing in the country’s election, diplomats said. Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, head of the Mai Mai Sheka group, has been standing for parliament in eastern DR Congo eve...
By benim
In Central Africa
Sep 27th, 2011
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Kinshasa – An official in eastern DRC says gunmen have released a boat and about 100 hostages aboard. Victor Chomachoma said on Tuesday that the vessel was freed after a ransom was paid to the gunmen. It was not immediately known how much money was paid, though other officials said the gunmen o...
By benim
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Jul 12th, 2011
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Kinshasa – The European Union will provide $3.5m to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agreement signed Monday. The cash will go towards “appropriate medical care” for victims of sexual attacks in the east of the country, the EU said in a stateme...
By benim
In Central Africa
Jul 11th, 2011
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The European Union will provide 2.5 million euros ($3.5 million) to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agreement signed Monday. The cash will go towards “appropriate medical care” for victims of sexual attacks in the east of the country, the EU said in...
By benim
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Jul 4th, 2011
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A total of 248 women have reported being raped by soldiers last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Sud-Kivu province, figures from local medical sources Monday showed. A doctor at Nakiele hospital told AFP that 121 local women reported they had been raped in the night of June 1...
By benim
In Central Africa
May 24th, 2011
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A rebel chief hiding in the forest of Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has demanded a buffer zone in exchange for his surrender, according to traditional leaders. Maj. Luc Yabili, the commander of the Mai Mai rebels active around Opienge in Bafwasende territory of Orientale province, wants a b...
By benim
In Central Africa
Jan 31st, 2011
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Human rights activists are divided over parliament’s recent rejection of a bill seeking to abolish the death penalty in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC. The sentence remains on the DRC statute books, even though a moratorium means the last execution took place in January 2003. It is now automat...