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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:06:45 GMT

DR Congo - Tanganyika - Humanitarian snapshot as of 31 July 2016  -  ReliefWeb
From January to July, over 1,700 cholera and 1,100 measles cases were recorded in the Tanganyika Province, home to some 157,500 internally displaced people and over 138,000 pople who have returned to their homes. In addition to the needs of those ...
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:16:01 GMT

DRC Factsheet Cholera Outbreak October 2016  -  Reliefweb
Between January and October 2016, a total of 22,002 cases of cholera with 646 deaths were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Compared to the same period in 2015, 12,269 cases of cholera with 192 deaths were reported.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:45:40 GMT

EU-African Union relations: joint communiqué of the AU Peace and Security Council and the EU Political and Security ...  -  ReliefWeb
On the Democratic Republic of Congo, where both the AU and the EU are members of the support Group to the facilitation of Dialogue, the AU PSC and the EU PSC agreed on the need to avoid recurrence of violence. They acknowledged progress made with ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:44 GMT

Accountability for Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the DRC: Achievements, Challenges and Way forward (1 ...  -  Reliefweb
This report, jointly published by the Mission of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) and the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), provides an analysis of the trends in the fight ...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:08:11 GMT

DR Congo: Ban notes conclusion of national dialogue, urges active engagement with all stakeholders  -  Reliefweb
19 October 2016 – Taking note of the wrap-up of the African-Union mediated national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Government to remain actively engage with all ...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:58:10 GMT
The DRC signs a historic agreement following reaching consensus in the national political dialogue  -  ReliefWeb
... for the creation of a transitional coalition government whereby President Kabila will continue as the President, while the opposition that participated in the Political Dialogue will assume the position of the Prime Minister of the Democratic ...
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:53:15 GMT

DR Congo political crisis deepens as presidential vote postponed  -  FRANCE 24
A ruling by the Democratic Republic of Congo's top court approving an electoral commission request to postpone the country's presidential election by 18 months has compounded fears President Joseph Kabila may try to extend his rule for a third term.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:05:46 GMT
Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, regarding the mission sent to the ...  -  ReliefWeb
For a number of weeks now, I have been deeply concerned by the critical situation and recent incidents of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC"), particularly the events and certain alleged acts that took place in Kinshasa in ...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:19:55 GMT
'DR Congo talks agree to push back presidential vote to 2018'  -  Business Standard
Participants in Democratic Republic of Vongo's "national dialogue" agreed today, in the absence of the main opposition party, to push back to April 2018 the presidential election due to take place before the end of the year, negotiators said. The deal ...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:15:54 GMT
Council conclusions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 17 October 2016  -  Reliefweb
1.\ The European Union is deeply concerned by the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It strongly condemns the acts of extreme violence that took place on 19 and 20 September 2016, in particular in Kinshasa. Those acts ...