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In Secret Action, Trump Administration Granted License to Sanctioned Mining Billionaire Dan Gertler

[The Sentry] Washington, DC -- Experts Recommend Banks Maintain Blocks on Gertler-Linked Assets and Transactions (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Take a Downturn - Report

[allAfrica] An excerpt on the DR Congo from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, DR Congo Look to Further Bolster Economic and Trade Ties

[New Times] DR Congo President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi met the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, and Rwanda's envoy in Kinshasa, Vincent Karega, on Tuesday, January 19, to discuss ways in which the neighbouring countries can increase their economic and trade ties. (AllAfrica)

Mai-Mai Rebel Threat to Journalists in Eastern DRC

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) call on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to take firm measures to improve the safety of journalists who are exposed to threats and violence by Mai-Mai militiamen and other armed groups in the east of the country. (AllAfrica)

Tshisekedi Meets With Rwandan Delegation On Bilateral Cooperation

[East African] Kinshasa (AllAfrica)

Protests After Controversial Preacher's Arrest

[Nation] The arrest of a local cleric in Lubumbashi, the DRC, over incitement has elicited protests in Haut-Katanga province, evoking memories of secession demands. (AllAfrica)

Biruta Delivers Kagame's Message to Tshisekedi

[New Times] Foreign Affairs Minister Vincent Biruta on Tuesday, January 19, delivered a message by President Paul Kagame to his counterpart of Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi. (AllAfrica)

Ushindi Strikes to Settle CHAN Clash of the Congos

[Namibian] CLINICAL Chico Ushindi scored just after half-time to give the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and the lead in Group B of the African Nations Championship (Chan). (AllAfrica)

Why Rangers in the Congo's Virunga National Park Are Under Attack

[The Conversation Africa] Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Virunga national park. This park is a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. Staff working in the park have often come under attack. Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen - experts on armed mobilisation and conservation in the DRC - explain why this happens and what must be done to protect them better. (AllAfrica)

How Do We Reverse the Resource Curse?

[Africa In Fact] Scholar Richard Auty first coined the phrase 'resource curse' in 1993 to illustrate the confounding nature of the relationship between natural resource abundance and under-development. Intuitively we expect that natural resources would provide the bedrock for development. To the contrary, empirical evidence suggests a strong correlation between natural resource wealth and poor development outcomes, at least since the early 1970s. For instance, where resource dependency - the proportion of a country's resou (AllAfrica)

Secretary-General Appoints Bintou Keita of Guinea Special Representative in Democratic Republic of Congo

[Monusco] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). (AllAfrica)

President Tshisekedi Pardons Laurent Kabila Killers

[East African] At midmorning January 8, 2021 Bernard Takaishe Ngumbi, the Vice-Minister for Justice in the DR Congo, oversaw the release of 28 inmates incarcerated since 2005 for the assassination of former president Laurent-Désiré Kabila. (AllAfrica)

Stars Find Morris Heirs in Draw With DRC

[Daily News] TAIFA Stars coach Etienne Ndayiragije's move to create a new generation of players to replace veterans such as Aggrey Morris, Erasto Nyoni and Kelvin Yondani paid off yesterday when Taifa Stars drew 1-1 with crafty Congo DR at Benjamin Mkapa stadium in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Taifa Stars in Crucial DRC Test Ahead of Afcon Ties

[Daily News] THE National team "Taifa Stars" are set to test their weapons today in the international friendly game over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The friendly match is part of preparations for the squad before it travels to Cameroon for the African Nations Championship, which will commence this Saturday. (AllAfrica)

6 Rangers Killed in DR Congo's Virunga Gorilla Reserve

[DW] Six national park rangers have been killed and two have been wounded in fresh violence in Africa's oldest national park. The park is home to rare mountain gorillas. (AllAfrica)

At Least 20 Killed in Raid On Village

[DW] It was the second mass killing in a week to hit the Democratic Republic of Congo, with local officials blaming the ADF militia group for the attack. (AllAfrica)

AU's Peace and Security Council Played 'Marginal Role' in 2020 Crises

[ISS] The African Union Peace and Security Council's (PSC) response to emerging crises in 2020 was marginal. This is primarily because the AU's ability to intervene in crises is restricted by its principles of national sovereignty (non-interference) and subsidiarity. This despite the principle of non-indifference set out in Article (4h) of the Constitutive Act. (AllAfrica)

Over 30 Citizens From DRC Repatriated

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -- Thirty-two citizens from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were repatriated Wednesday over illegal entry and stay in national territory, according Migration and Foreigners Department (SME). (AllAfrica)

Kabale Court Orders Deportation of 57 Rwandans, Congolese Convicted of Illegal Entry

[Monitor] The Kabale chief magistrate's court in western Uganda on Wednesday sentenced to a caution 47 Rwandans and 10 Congolese nationals after they pleaded guilty to charges of illegal entry. (AllAfrica)

Equity Gets Approval to Merge DRC Subsidiaries Into New Bank Branches

[East African] Equity Group Holdings has received regulatory approval to merge Equity Bank Congo (EBC) and Banque Commercial du Congo (BCDC) to form DR Congo's second largest lender by assets. (AllAfrica)

Rebels Kill Dozens of Farmers

[DW] Rebels in the east of DR Congo have killed at least 25 people, beheading some, local officials say. Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces have been blamed for the attack on New Year's Eve. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Journalist Held On Defamation Charge

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie, a well-known freelance journalist who has been held on a criminal defamation charge for the past week in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is due to appear in court for a releasel hearing today. (AllAfrica)

Tshisekedi Wants All DRC Provinces Under His Control

[Nation] DRC President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday expressed his desire to establish a democracy in harmony with his vision. (AllAfrica)

Dozens Drown in Lake Albert Boat Accident

[Vanguard] The bodies of 41 victims of a wrecked boat were recovered Thursday from Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), official sources told PANA in Kinshasa on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

We Learnt Lessons From the Ebola Outbreak - DR Congo President Says Country Moved Swiftly to Curb Coronavirus Spread

[UN News] Learning its lessons from the Ebola outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took swift and decisive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, when the first cases were detected in March, the country's President told world leaders, gathered virtually, at the UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

DRC - the Great Lengths That Polio Vaccinators Go to Reach Every Last Child

[WHO] By foot, boat and bicycle, thousands of volunteer vaccinators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) go to extraordinary efforts, sometimes at personal risk, to help eradicate polio. (AllAfrica)

SADC Takes Dispute Over DR Congo Force Reconfiguration to UNGA

[SANF] The issue of peace and security in the Congo is expected to be one of the issues to feature during the high-level debate at the 75th United Nations General Assembly taking place via video conferencing. (AllAfrica)

Details On Monkey-Trafficking Scandal Emerge

[The Herald] A syndicate of four individuals that smuggled 32 monkeys from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to South Africa, used fake papers to cross the first border into Zambia and then into Zimbabwe but their luck ran out when Zimbabwean immigration authorities at Chirundu decided to check with ZimParks, who investigated and found the documentation fake. (AllAfrica)

DRC - Another Journalist Arrested On Complaint By Sankuru Province Governor

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins its Congolese partner organization, Journalist in Danger (JED), in condemning the repeated and unacceptable harassment of journalists in Sankuru province, in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Lumumba's Tooth and Toothless UN

[Vanguard] Patrice Lumumba, a postal worker, was 34 when he won election as Prime Minister to lead the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC to its June 30, 1960 independence. He made a powerful speech at the independence celebrations denouncing the barbaric colonisation of the DRC which led to the massacre of 15 million Congolese. (AllAfrica)

Lumumba's Remains Return Home to Find Rest At Last

[New Frame] Sixty years after independent Congo's first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, was murdered and dissolved in acid, his teeth, kept as a trophy in Belgium, will be returned to Africa. (AllAfrica)