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DRC: Fatal Floods Highlight Urgent Need For Disast

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Reacting to the severe flooding and landslides in Kinshasa, which claimed 120 lives on 12 and 13 December and left thousands homeless, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International rsquo;s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns in East Africa, Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes regions said: ldquo;Am ...

Regional Powers Should Drive Diplomacy In DR Congo As M23 Surrounds Goma

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Fighting has intensified in North Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with M23 rebels now partially encircling the major city Goma. Regional leaders, particularly Kenya, should press hard for a halt to the insurgent advances and urge Kinshasa and Kigali to reduce tensions.[/ ...

DRCJournalist Olivier Makambu Jailed Over Broadcast Following Defamation Complai

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Kinshasa, November 23, 2022 ndash; Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release journalist Olivier Makambu, drop all legal proceedings against him, and reform the country rsquo;s laws to ensure journalism is not criminalized, the Committee to Protect Journalists sa ...

French Journalist Sonia Rolley Expelled From Drc, Denied Accreditation

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Kinshasa, November 9, 2022 ndash;Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo must reverse their decision to expel journalist Sonia Rolley and cease all efforts to intimidate the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On the morning of Tuesday, November 8, the DRC rsqu ...

DRC Journalist Gauthier Sey Tshiang Sentenced To One Year In Prison, Fined Over

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Kinshasa, October 7, 2022 mdash; Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo should not oppose journalist Gauthier Sey Tshiang rsquo;s appeal of his sentencing to one year in prison and a financial penalty over reporting about a public official, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Fri ...

Drc Journalist Tatiana Osango Sexually Assaulted, Two Other Journalists Attacked

Friday, September 23, 2022
Kinshasa, September 23, 2022 ndash; Authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo should thoroughly and transparently investigate and hold accountable those responsible for attacking three journalists mdash; Tatiana Osango, Didier Kiku, and Tr eacute;sor Bazola mdash; in two separate incidents ...

Armed Men In Military Uniforms Raid Congolese Broadcaster, Beat Technician, And

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Kinshasa, September 21, 2022 mdash;Congolese authorities should thoroughly investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the attack on Radio Evang eacute;lique Butembo-Oicha, known as REBO, in North Kivu, and ensure the safety of all journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Jour ...

East Africa’s Dr Congo Force: The Case For Caution

Thursday, August 25, 2022
East African leaders have agreed to assemble troops to combat armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese authorities have announced the first troop deployment, but obstacles remain. Crisis Group expert Nelleke van de Walle explains the plan and its risks. < ...

DRC Journalist Chilassy Bofumbo Acquitted; Two Other Reporters Remain Behind Bar

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Kinshasa, July 5, 2022 mdash; A judge at the High Court in Mbandaka, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo rsquo;s western Eacute;quateur province, on Tuesday acquitted and released journalist

Congolese Journalist Chilassy Bofumbo Denied Provisional Release, Back In Court

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Kinshasa, June 27, 2022 ndash; Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should unconditionally release journalist Chilassy Bofumbo and all other members of the press jailed for their work, and ensure that the media in the country can work without fear of arrest, the Committee to Protect ...
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