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UN Concerned Over Expulsion of Congolese Refugees From Angola

[East African] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wednesday expressed concern over the repatriation of 530 DR Congolese refugees from Angola. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Demands U.S.$1 Billion War Compensation From DR Congo

[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last week took his election campaign begging bowl to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, where the two leaders also discussed the political and security situation in their countries and Zimbabwe's long-standing demand for US$1 billion compensation for participating in the DRC war. (AllAfrica)

More Than 2 Million Malnourished Children at Risk - UN

[VOA] The United Nations warns more than two million severely acutely malnourished children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying unless they receive urgently needed therapeutic aid. (AllAfrica)

Tales of Terror From Congo's Ituri Province

[IRIN] Kagoma -Refugees recount killings and a harrowing lake crossing to Uganda (AllAfrica)

After Conflict, Cholera

[IRIN] Hoima -Uganda struggles amid new Congolese refugee influx (AllAfrica)

Militia Run Amok With Robberies in DRC

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MILITANTS have ambushed and robbed humanitarian agencies as well as civilians in the restive eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

The Need for Free and Fair Elections in DRC

[PR Newswire] London -Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Acting Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Angola Forces Hundreds of Congolese Back to War

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ANGOLA has come under criticism for deporting 530 Congolese refugees despite the rekindling of tensions in the Kasai region. (AllAfrica)

Cholera Kills 35 in Hoima, Infects 1,400

[Monitor] An outbreak of cholera has killed 35 people and infected more than 1,400 others, health authorities in Hoima District have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Over 2000 Burundian Refugees Cross to Rwanda From DR Congo

[New Times] More than 2500 Burundian refugees yesterday crossed from Kamanyola refugee camp in DR Congo to Rwanda, an official confirmed. (AllAfrica)

UN Warns Situation in DR Congo Reaching 'Breaking Point'

[Deutsche Welle] The second deadly attack in a month happened where land disputes have reignited a long-dormant ethnic conflict and caused thousands to flee. The UN has warned the situation in the DRC has reached "a breaking point." (AllAfrica)

Mounting Inter-Ethnic Tensions in Kasai Region Threatens New Violence

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency warns mounting inter-ethnic tension in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo threatens to plunge the region into renewed violence, with fears of more civilian displacement. (AllAfrica)

Flaring Tensions Could 'Plunge Kasai Region Into New Violence,' UN Warns

[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that ongoing instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a grave risk to civilian safety, including for several hundred refugees recently returned there from Angola. (AllAfrica)

Mpondwe Export Zone to Boost Trade Between Uganda and DR Congo

[Independent (Kampala)] The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of Uganda's export destinations ranking number three within the COMESA region. Uganda's exports to DR Congo are valued at USD177m and these are mainly construction materials like lime and cement, iron and steel, cereals and fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, Uganda imports little from DR Congo with the values standing at USD2.5m and these are mainly essential oils, cosmetics and some iron and steel. (AllAfrica)

AU Closely Monitoring DRC Crisis

[New Era] Windhoek -The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, says since many African countries will be holding elections this year the AU will review such electoral processes, in particular the elections to take place in the politically unstable Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Kabila Motorcade in Fatal Zambia Accident

[Citizen] Lusaka -One person was killed and another seriously injured in a road accident involving the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's motorcade in Zambia. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Rebels Exploit UN Mission's Weaknesses

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AN investigation into the killing of 15 United Nations peacekeepers by a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in December has established a lack of capacity in the peacekeeping mission. (AllAfrica)

Thousands of Congo Children Flee to Uganda in Two Months

[East African] At least 26,000 children have crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since January. (AllAfrica)

A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

[IPS] Kikwit -The numbers are hard to fathom. Nearly two million people driven from their homes in 2017 alone. The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths. Countless others killed, maimed or sexually assaulted. (AllAfrica)

Tension and Drums of War in DR Congo

[East African] The geopolitical situations in the Great Lakes region, currently characterised by damaged relations between neighbouring countries and a political impasse inside the Democratic Republic of Congo could plunge the region into another conflict. (AllAfrica)

Govt, DR Congo Strengthen Ties

[The Herald] Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to strengthen cooperation in various sectors of the economy, as the two countries seek to deepen bilateral relations. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$10-Billion Case Drags On As Deadline Lapses

[Monitor] The government has said it will continue pursuing negotiations with DR Congo to agree on the amount of compensation awarded to the latter by the International Court of Justice despite the deadline having elapsed last month. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Scraps Customs Pact With DRC

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It's now official. The government has scrapped its Single Customs Territory (SCT) arrangement with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as it seeks to attract more cargo to Dar es Salaam Port. (AllAfrica)

DRC President Is a Brother to Me - President Mnangagwa

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly briefed his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila on the transition that led to the end of former president Robert Mugabe's rule last year. (AllAfrica)

Driver's Murder Triggers Humanitarians Exit

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -HUMANITARIAN organisations have suspended activities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the murder of a driver delivering food aid to refugees. (AllAfrica)

DRC, Uganda Engaged On Road User Fee

[Daily News] THE Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) is engaging the DR Congo and Uganda to harmonise road user charges after Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi agreed to lower the fee to 152 US dollars. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Calls for Kabila to Relinquish Power

[This is Africa] The government of Botswana has called out Joseph Kabila for delaying elections urging the Democratic Republic of Congo's leadership to relinquish power. Botswana has also urged the International community to put more pressure on the leadership in the DRC to relinquish power and pave way for the ushering in of a new political dispensation. (AllAfrica)

We Stand Ready to Partner DR Congo - Mnangagwa

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo must fully exploit the potential value of their partnership and investment prospects that would translate into tangible benefits for the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Urges Kabila to Step Down

[VOA] The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Cholera Kills 29 in Hoima, More Than 900 Hospitalised

[Monitor] Cholera has killed 29 people in Hoima District, medical officers have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Refugees Pour Into Tanzania

[East African] More than 2,000 refugees fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo have entered Tanzania through Kigoma since December. (AllAfrica)