Tanzanian seeks more evidence in Hammarskjöld death investigation

Tanzanian seeks more evidence in Hammarskjöld death investigation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked member nations to cooperate with Tanzanian Mohamed Othman as he continues a comprehensive investigation into the death of former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld – a case that is now more than a half-century old. Othman, the former chief justice of Tanzania, leads an inquiry…

Reports: Video implicates rebels in UN expert deaths in Kasai

Journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have reviewed a video that appears to document the violent deaths of United Nations experts Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp in March. Government officials made the video available to reporters in Kinshasa on Monday, stressing that the dress and manner of…

Kabila government dismisses CENCO opinion on PM selection process

A spokesman for Democratic Republic of Congo has dismissed the importance of a National Episcopal Conference of the Congo (CENCO) bishops’ statement on Friday that said the appointment of Bruno Tshibala as prime minister was a breach of the December 31 political agreement CENCO mediated. Spokesman Lambert Mende told Congolese…

DRC: Kabila appoints Tshibala as new prime minister

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced that opposition political leader Bruno Tshibala will serve as new prime minister. President Joseph Kabila appointed Tshibala on Friday, following his public promise two days earlier to choose a prime minister within 48 hours. Tshibala replaces Samy Badibanga, who resigned on Thursday. Tshibala…

After Etienne: Is Congolese opposition ready to move forward?

The death of longtime opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi on February 1 has left the opposition coalition in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no choice but to reorganize – a process that in recent days has been contentious enough to cast a shadow on the future of the Rassemblement coalition, at…

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AU, UN urge return to DR Congo dialogue and transition agreement

With the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government transition process at a standstill, the African Union (AU) and other international partners said Thursday that all parties to the negotiated December 31 agreement need to return to the ongoing dialogue and begin the formal framework leading to new elections. The AU, along…