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Congo opposition leader Bemba nominated for presidential election

Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba, weeks after his conviction for war crimes was quashed at The Hague, was nominated by his party on Friday for December’s presidential vote, in what could be the stiffest challenge to President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition.

The election is due to choose a successor to Kabila, who is term-limited after…

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UN rights body decries DRC abuses, sends follow-up mission

The UN Human Rights Council voiced alarm on Friday at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.

The UN's top rights body adopted by consensus a resolution "firmly condemning all violence, incitement to hatred and to ethnic…

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DRC churchgoers plan political protests in August

A group of Roman Catholic lay movements in Democratic Republic of Congo has announced three days of nationwide "major actions" in August aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila to resign.

"Times are serious - the peace and stability of the country as well as that of the region are under threat," the Lay Coordination Committee (CLC) declared in a…

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E Guinea opposition figure tortured to death: party

An Equatorial Guinean opposition figure who had been jailed for "sedition" was tortured to death in prison earlier this week, his party, the Citizens for Innovation (CI), said.

Juan Obama Edu, a "political prisoner", died on Monday after being tortured, CI said in a statement received by AFP late on Tuesday.

Military authorities and the director of…

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