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Armed Men Rob, Threaten To Kill Congolese Journali

Friday, June 18, 2021
Lome, Togo, June 17, 2021 mdash; Congolese authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Parfait Katoto and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 9:50 p.m. on May 29, an armed man entered Katoto rsquo;s home in the eastern ...

Congolese Security Forces Threaten 2 Radio Stations Over Reports On Military Abu

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Dakar, April 6, 2021 mdash; Congolese authorities must ensure the safety of journalists at the privately owned broadcaster Radio T eacute;l eacute; Communautaire Babombi (RTCB) and the community broadcaster Radio Communautaire Amkeni Biakato (RCAB), and should refrain from threatening them over the ...

Journalist Arrested From Clinic Bed, Detained Over Defamation Complaint In Repub

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Dakar, March 16, 2020 mdash; Authorities in the Republic of Congo should immediately release journalist Raymond Malonga and ensure that the press in the country can work without fear of harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 2, security officers in plainclothes ...

Drc Journalist Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie Detained Since December Over Criminal D

Friday, February 12, 2021
New York, February 11, 2021 mdash; Congolese authorities should immediately release journalist Pius Romain Rolland Ngoie and reform their country rsquo;s laws to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 22, 2020, judicial police arrested Ngoie, a rep ...

DR Congo: Ending the Cycle of Violence in Ituri

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Since late 2017, renewed violence in Ituri has revived rivalries between Hema and Lendu and affected other communities, with broader regional implications. President Tshisekedi 39;s government should negotiate the surrender of the Lendu militias and encourage the Quadripartite Summit to put t ...

Coronavirus: Former Congo President, Jacques Joaquin dies of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango is dead. Opango died of coronavirus in France on Monday BBC reports that his son, Jean-Jacques said the 81-year old was sick before contacting the disease. Born in 1939, Yhombi Opango was an army officer who rose to power after the assas ...

Nigerians Speak On Tinubu/Atiku Parley In Mina

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Reactions have trailed the meeting held by a National leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The leaders, who met in Minna, Niger State, were in a cordial mood as they exchanged pleasantries and chatted. Atiku was the presidentia ...

DR Congo Elections: Reversing a Dangerous Decision

Sunday, December 30, 2018
After postponing long-awaited elections, the Democratic Republic of Congo 39;s electoral commission has announced a second delay in voting in some conflict-affected areas ndash; until after a new president takes office. This decision disenfranchises 1.25 million Congolese and risks major unr ...

Calls for Republic of the Congo president to free jailed Talassa editor

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 ...
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