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Calls for Republic of the Congo president to free

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
President Denis Sassou Nguesso Presidential Palace Brazzaville, Congo Via email to the government spokesperson: [email protected] September 18, 2017 Dear President Sassou Nguesso, The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Fronti egrave;res, two independent press ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democra

Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Secretary-General is closely monitoring developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the mediation led by the Conf eacute;rence eacute;piscopale nationale des eacute;glises du Congo (CENCO) resumed today. He urges all parties involved in the CENCO-led mediation ...

Canada deplores absence of national agreement on constitutional and democratic t

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Honourable St eacute;phane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: ldquo;With the end of the second mandate of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo , Canada deplores the failure to democratically transition power in line with ...

Federal Foreign Office on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement in Berlin today (19 December 2016): Today marks the official end of the second term in office of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as laid down in the country 39;s Constitution. This law does not allow ...

Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo worried on the situation in the Democratic

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Last night, the mandate of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) came to an end, as stipulated by the Constitution. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo regret t ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the Democrat

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a peacekeeper from South Africa deployed with the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in Butembo, North Kivu, earlier today. The peacekeeper was killed during an exchange of fire with suspected comba ...

Security Council Press Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated today by a Mayi-Mayi armed group in Butembo, North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which led to the death of a South African peacekeeper of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the D ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): UN experts urge Government to lift “abus

Monday, December 19, 2016
United Nations experts are calling on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lift political restrictions which they say are curbing people rsquo;s rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. These restrictions, which include a de facto ban on ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Zeid calls for rights to be upheld as presiden

Monday, December 19, 2016
A planned shutdown of social media in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Sunday evening ahead of the end of President Joseph Kabila rsquo;s mandate, coupled with a continuing ban on demonstrations by civil society and the opposition, is deeply alarming, UN High Commissioner for Human Righ ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): EU adopts sanctions against 7 individual

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Council has adopted travel restrictions and an asset freeze in respect of seven individuals occupying positions of authority in the chain of command over perpetrators of violence, with immediate effect. Meeting within the Council of the European Union, foreign affairs ministers discus ...

EU/US: Sanction Senior DR Congo Officials

Friday, December 9, 2016
The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo , a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said toda ...

Congo strengthens mining contracts for development

Thursday, December 8, 2016
The Government of Congo, through its Ministry of Mines, and the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), will host a workshop on 8 to 10 December 2016 to launch a project aimed to increase the capacity of the country to negotiate the most optimal mining contracts. Funded by the 9th[/ ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democra

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the continuation of the mediation led by the Conf eacute;rence eacute;piscopale des eacute;glises du Congo (Catholic Church - CENCO), to achieve a more inclusive consensus on the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of the Co ...
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