UDPS: Longtime DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi has died

UDPS: Longtime DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi has died

Prominent opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a key figure in both current negotiations with President Joseph Kabila and the history of the nation, has died. “President Tshisekedi died today at 17:42 in Brussels,” said Bruno Tshibala, deputy secretary-general of the UDPS, in a statement from…

UNSC appeals to DR Congo for calm, urges CENCO dialogue results

The United Nations Security Council said it is closely monitoring political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and remains concerned about escalating violence and instability ahead of the December 19 election deadline. “The Security Council reiterates its call upon all political parties, their supporters and other political actors to…

U.S. envoy: More DRC sanctions possible as Kabila stays a priority

The U.S. remains committed to working out a consensus deal before the end of President Joseph Kabila’s constitutionally designated term in December, as renewed violence and repression in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may lead to additional targeted sanctions from the international community. Tom Perriello, the U.S. Special Envoy for…

Deadly Anti-Kabila protests erupt in #Kinshasa, #DRC

Thousands of protesters clashed with security forces in Kinshasa Monday, demanding that longtime Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila step down. At least eight people died in the city, including three police officers, with reports that the body of one officer was burned in the suburb of Limete….