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DRC extends martial law in North Kivu and Ituri for 15 days

Business Day 03 Jun 2021
Kinshasa — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) legislators  voted on Thursday to extend martial law in the restive east of the country for 15 days, a month after they replaced civilian authorities with military administrations in North Kivu and Ituri provinces ... On May 6, the government imposed a state of siege to try to end the bloodshed.
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Tale of two traffickers is a rare spell of Congolese conservation convictions

Mongabay 28 May 2021
Two of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most prolific wildlife traders have been handed jail terms this year, in a rare spell of conservation wins for Congolese law enforcement. Salomon Mpay 51, was arrested at a Kinshasa hotel on Jan ... On April 22, Gombe Magistrates Court in Kinshasa, the capital, sentenced Mpay to two years in prison.
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Uganda to share intelligence with Congo on Islamist rebels

Beijing News 18 May 2021
... (DRC) to share intelligence and coordinate a new push by Kinshasa to combat Islamist rebels blamed for worsening violence in Congo's east ... On 3 May, Kinshasa introduced martial law in eastern Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces in hopes of stemming the worsening bloodshed.
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DRC: 30 people handed death sentence after anti-police violence

Indian Express 16 May 2021
Thirty people were handed the death sentence in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday after clashes between two rival Muslim factions this week killed one police officer and injured dozens of members of law enforcement ... Kinshasa typically sees massive celebrations during the Eid holiday.
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Uganda tells World Court DRC’s $13bn reparations claim could ruin its economy

Business Day 22 Apr 2021
The long-running dispute over Uganda's involvement in Ituri was first brought before the court in 1999 and in 2005 the ICJ ruled that Uganda had violated international law ... It also ruled that the DRC had violated international law with an attack on the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa.
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Uganda: DRC’s reparation claims ‘dangerously disproportionate’

Al Jazeera 22 Apr 2021
In 2005, the ICJ ruled that Uganda had violated international law by occupying parts of the eastern Congolese province with its own troops and supporting other armed groups in the area during the conflict. It also ruled that the DRC had violated international law with an attack on the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa ... .
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DR Congo seeks over $4bn in reparations from Uganda at ICJ

Al Jazeera 20 Apr 2021
The case was first brought before the court in 1999 and in 2005 the ICJ ruled that Uganda had violated international law by occupying parts of Ituri with its own troops and ... It also ruled that the DRC had violated international law with an attack on the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa.
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DR Congo gets US$ 7bn debt cancellation

Afrol News 28 Feb 2021
Congo Kinshasa still is considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world ... At the Paris meeting, creditors urged the Kinshasa government "to carry out further reforms to improve governance, strengthen the rule of law and fight corruption, which are necessary conditions to ensure a sustainable development" after the agreed debt cancellations.
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Human Rights Watchdog Decries Escalation of Crackdown on Media, Civil Activism in DRC

Urdu Point 28 Jan 2021
The watchdog called on the DRC authorities and Tshisekedi personally to guarantee equal rights to peaceful expression and assembly, which is also their obligation under international human rights law. It also urged the regional and international partners to pressure Kinshasa into stopping the persecution of media and activists ....
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DR Congo’s parliament ousts prime minister amid growing political turmoil

Indian Express 28 Jan 2021
The prime minister called the motion of censure “a political maneuver with no basis in fact, flouting the requirements of the state of law.”. Ilunkamba and other pro-Kabila supporters boycotted the vote in the Kinshasa parliament, arguing that an interim speaker of ...
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