Mai Mai Militiamen - Fighter - Democratic Republic of Congo

“The trains are running again. We have peace,” says Didier, the station master at Mindouli, in the Republic of Congo’s southern region of Pool. But a glance at the weeds growing on the line connecting the capital Brazzaville and the port city of Pointe-Noire shows that traffic — to put it gently — is not huge.Trending News 🔥 Bosco Ntaganda Convicted of War Crimes Judges at the International Criminal Court on Monday convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese military leader, on charges of atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.Ntaganda, 45, was convicted for acts committed while he was military operations chief at the Union of Con… Felix Tshisekedi Appointing Ally of Kabila As Prime Minister Brings New Friction Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi has finally named veteran technocrat Prof Sylvestre Ilunkamba Ilunga as the prime minister but his choice has not only brought friction within the ruling coalition but also raised doubts among the opposition.First, Prof Ilunga, who has worked with former presidents… Sudan Reaches Full Agreement On Constitutional Declaration Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached a “full agreement” on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on Saturday, paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule. The document is complementary to a power-sharing deal signed on July 17 that aims to form a joint civilian-… Atiku to FG: Probe Secret Burial of 1,000 Soldiers Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar Thursday called on the federal government to set up a judicial commission to probe the alleged secret burialContinue reading

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Bosco Ntaganda - Congolese - Congo

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Monday convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese military leader, on charges of atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.Trending News 🔥 Congo: The Center Cannot Hold After The Conflict “The trains are running again. We have peace,” says Didier, the station master at Mindouli, in the Republic of Congo’s southern region of Pool. But a glance at the weeds growing on the line connecting the capital Brazzaville and the port city of Pointe-Noire shows that traffic — to put it gently –… Kenya Court Says Same-Sex Relations Not Allowed Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.The judges’ unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by activists’ vows to appeal. … ‘We Have No Political Ambitions’ – Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah Algeria’s army chief of staff said on Wednesday he had no political ambitions in response to democracy activists who say that he intends to copy the authoritarian model of Egypt.The armed forces have been a pivotal power centre in Algeria for decades and have been managing a transition after mass pr… Bobi Wine to Run For President, Vows to Defeat Museveni in 2021 Elections Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election “on behalf of the people.”But Wine, whose real name is KyagulanyiContinue reading

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Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo - DRC - Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo Politics Today

Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo was born in Kinshasa 13 June 1963. Nicknamed “Fatshi”, short for three of his names Felix Antoine Tshilombo. His father founded opposition UDPS in 1982. He left for Belgium in 1985. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo is one of the main opposition candidates vying for votes in this month’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but Louise Dewast considers if he can escape his father’s shadow.

Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo father of five, mostly known for being the son of the late veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, but he insists he is not trying to compete with his father’s reputation.Continue reading

Martin Fayulu - Martin Madidi Fayulu - Democratic Republic of Congo News

Martin Fayulu was born on 21 November 1956 in Kinshasa. A Christian by faith Known to his supporters as the “people’s soldier”. He ended 20-year career with Exxon Mobil in 2003. Martin Fayulu was elected MP in 2006 and 2011. He launched political party in 2009.

Despite becoming a full-time politician in 2006, and serving as an MP, he is mostly known as a businessman. Mr Fayulu’s involvement in politics started during the Sovereign National Conference in 1991 that brought together delegates from different regions, political parties, civil society organisations and traditional leaders to campaign for multi-party democracy.Continue reading

Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary - DRC - Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo Politics Today

Five months after the independence of the Belgian Congo. That is to say that on 29 November 1960, a baby born of the Marian union of fau BAKALI RAMAZANI and SIFA TABU more precisely in Kasongo. We are in Kilungay Groupement, Bangubangu Kabambare area. Territory of Kabambare. Province of Maniema. The couple Bakali and Sifa decide to give his baby the name of Emmanuel RAMAZANI SHADARY.

Already, to observe his reflexes and gestures immediately after his birth, a Midwife who attended Maman SIFA TABU exclaimed “He will be very awake and very intelligent”. The oracle of the Midwife was realized when at the end of his primary studies in 1974, he achieved 86.4% to obtain his certificate which serves as a visa to begin secondary school. Here again, Emmanuel SHADARY RAMAZANI confirms the prophecy of the Midwife of Kasongo by completing his pedagogical humanities with 73%. Continue reading

Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila - DRC - Congo Politics Today

For some Congolese who watched anxiously as the election was delayed amid sometimes deadly protests over Kabila’s extended stay in power, it will be enough to finally stand in line at polling stations and move on.

“The voting machine is not a big problem,” said Salomon Bagheni, a member of Beni’s civil society. “Use it or not, the essential thing is holding the elections on Dec. 23 to bring new leadership to this country.”Continue reading

Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila - DRC - Congo Politics

Congo’s deputy prime minister said on Saturday that tablet-like voting machines for December’s election had been made to order and will finish arriving this month, despite suspicions by diplomats and the opposition that they may enable fraud.

“A hundred and eighty containers from South Korea with the machines in them are on the sea,” Vice Prime Minister and Security Minister Henri Mova Sakanyi said in a statement, adding that 15 had already arrived and the rest would arrive by the end of October.

President Joseph Kabila is due to step down after 17 years in power after a long-delayed vote scheduled for Dec. 23 to choose his successor. Continue reading