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Four Tanzania Trucks Torched, Drivers Taken Hostage in DRC

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Eight trucks from Tanzania and Kenya have been carjacked in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the government has confirmed. (AllAfrica)

'Chilling' Crackdown On Dissent Amid Election Delays in DRC

[News24Wire] Human rights organisation Amnesty International has released a new report detailing a systematic crackdown on opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, in an attempt to keep the statesman in power. (AllAfrica)

Rebels Demand Millions to Release Kenyan, Tanzanian Drivers

[Daily News] Ten Tanzanian and Kenyan truck drivers have been kidnapped in Namoyo, South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the hostage takers, suspected to be Mai Mai rebels, are demanding a ransom of 87m/- for their release. (AllAfrica)

Several Tanzanian Drivers, Trucks Kidnapped in Congo

[Daily News] Several Tanzanian truck drivers and eight trucks have been kidnapped in Namoyo, South Kivu, Congo DR the government confirmed. (AllAfrica)

All Set for Tanzania, DR Congo Trade and Investment Forum

[Daily News] Over 25 companies from Tanzania will be at the first Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo Trade Forum to discuss growing trade, investment (AllAfrica)

A Nuanced but Firm Political Approach for Decisive Autumn

[ICG] Major powers and the Congolese opposition are losing patience with the DRC leadership's attempt to stay in power illegitimately beyond December. International Crisis Group urges all to focus on the dialogue, pressures and encouragement needed for a non-violent transition. (AllAfrica)

Govt Strikes Deal with Some Opponents on Elections Sequence

[VOA] Backers of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila and part of the opposition agreed Wednesday on the sequence of a series of upcoming elections, potentially removing a major obstacle to breaking a dangerous political impasse. (AllAfrica)

UN Human Rights Council - Addressing the Human Rights Situation in the Country

[HRW] Your Excellency, (AllAfrica)

Kinshasa's Street Children Tell Their Stories On Radio

[Al Jazeera] Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo - Cecilia held the microphone in her hands. The large headphones covered her ears. The small room that functioned as a community radio station in the bustling Gambela market in the outskirts of Kinshasa was crowded with other street children like Cecilia. (AllAfrica)

'National Dialogue Still On'

[Deutsche Welle] A spokesperson for the ruling coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has told DW the national dialogue is not over, despite an opposition walkout from the talks three days ago. (AllAfrica)

DRC Govt, Opposition Strike a Deal On Elections - Report

[News24Wire] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reportedly strike a deal with part of the opposition on the sequence of a series of upcoming elections. (AllAfrica)

Okumbi Names Harambee Stars Squad for DR Congo Friendly

[Nation] Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi has named 39 players that will go to camp in preparation for an international friendly match against Democratic Republic of Congo set for October 4 this year. (AllAfrica)

Serengeti Boys Set Congo in Sights

[Daily News] The national U-17 football team (Serengeti Boys) is ready for the first leg battle for a place in next year's African Youth Championship finals to be staged in Madagascar against Congo Brazaville on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

DRC Prisoners Freed to Solve Political Crisis

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -RIGHTS groups have dismissed as a pretense the mass release of prisoners by the Democratic Republic of Congo government after opposition leaders remained behind bars. (AllAfrica)

Angola/DRC - Parliaments Should Improve Cooperation Aspects - Speaker

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Parliaments of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should improve and strengthen some aspects of existing cooperation despite enjoying good relations. (AllAfrica)

Birori Set for Return After Two-Year Ban

[New Times] Banned for two years by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), former Amavubi forward Dady Birori aka Taddy Agiti Etekiama is poised to return to the field next week. (AllAfrica)

FDC Gets Congolese Lawyer for Mugumya As Court Martial Looms

[Observer] The Forum for Democratic Change has hired lawyers to represent party activist Sam Mugumya who has been languishing in a Congolese jail since 2014 and is due to appear in a military court there next month. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Walks Out of Election Talks

[VOA] Opposition parties walked out of talks on elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo Monday, saying their position on the order in which presidential and local elections should be held is non-negotiable. A spokesman for the ruling coalition said the walk-out is a negotiating tactic and the talks are not over. (AllAfrica)

Tycoon Agrees to Repay U.S $3,8 Million Loan 16 Years Later

[The Herald] BUSINESS tycoon Mr John Arnold Bredenkamp will now pay back $3,8 million he borrowed from a local entrepreneur, Mr Yaqub Ibrahim Mohammed, some 16 years ago. (AllAfrica)

DRC - UN Mission Extracts Hundreds From National Park On Humanitarian Grounds

[UN News] Acting on humanitarian grounds and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has extracted hundreds of individuals, including the former Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, members of his family and aides, as well as a number civilians from a national park in the DRC. (AllAfrica)

Zim Must Play Friendlies With DR Congo

[Zimbabwe Standard] The Democratic Republic of Congo have qualified for the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations finals after winning in their group in style by picking up 15 points from a maximum of 18. (AllAfrica)

Our 'Closest Cousin' Added to Endangered Species List

[IPS] Honolulu -Our closest cousin in the animal world, the Eastern Gorilla, is sliding towards extinction because of illegal hunting, the IUCN announced today in the latest update of its Red List of Threatened Species. (AllAfrica)

DRC Candidate Moise Katumbi - 'My Track Record Is There'

[Deutsche Welle] After rumors of bad health and a conviction in absentia, DRC presidential candidate Moise Katumbi has kept out of the public eye for some months. In this DW exclusive, he expresses the need for a united opposition. (AllAfrica)

Large Crowds Witness Installation of New Archbishop of Congo

[ACNS] [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The President and Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo headed a list of dignitaries at the installation of the new Archbishop of the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo - the Anglican Church in the Congo - yesterday. Archbishop Masimango Katanda, the former Bishop of Kindu, was elected in July. He succeeds Archbishop Henri Isingoma who stood down for a health improvement break and return to theological academia. (AllAfrica)

Amnesty Frees 110 Prisoners

[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Friday announced the release of another wave of prisoners in response to demands from opposition parties as a precondition to their involvement in a political dialogue in Kinshasa. (AllAfrica)

Two FDC Officials Arrested at DRC Embassy Over Mugumya Petition

[Monitor] Two Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) officials have been arrested outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) embassy in Kampala where they had gone to deliver a petition over the continued detention of activist Sam Mugumya and four others. (AllAfrica)

Dar and Kinshasa Begin Talks On Oil Pipeline Project

[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has opened preliminary discussions with Tanzania over its crude oil prospects. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo, Rwandan Traders Revert to Dar es Salaam Port

[Daily News] Dodoma -Traders from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda who had ditched the Dar es Salaam Port have reverted to the facility for clearance of their import and export goods. (AllAfrica)

Government Traded Mugumya for M23 Rebels, Says FDC

[Monitor] Kampala -Opposition Forum for Democratic Change, on Friday accused government of colluding with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of trading prisoners for "selfish political reasons". (AllAfrica)

Save Us From Congolese Gunmen, Fishermen Lament

[Observer] Ugandan fishermen operating on Lake Albert have complained that the government is doing little to reduce the regular spate of attacks on them by a combination of Congolese gunmen and rogue security officials. (AllAfrica)

Three Railway Firms to Harmonise Work

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) has agreed with railway operators of Zambia and DR Congo to review operations among the three railways to facilitate movement of goods across the three national boundaries. (AllAfrica)