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DR Congo radio journalist detained after criticising poor state of roads

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has this week urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to immediately release radio journalist Benjamin Mutiya, a reporter for Radio Télévision Communautaire de Walikale (RTCWA), based in the war-torn North Kivu Province. Mutiya was arrested on December 14 by agents of the ANR (the national intelligence […]

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4 DR Congo journalists detained, beaten up and tortured by intelligence services

Four journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently being detained and tortured by agents of ANR, the country’s ‘deadly’ intelligence services, in the city of Kabinda, Province of Lomami, south east of the capital Kinshasa, Actualites.cd reported on Saturday, citing Journalist en Danger (JED), a local media freedom NGO. Johnny Kasongo, Jean […]

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DR Congo: kidnapped female political activist released after 11 days in secret detention

Gloria Sengha, a 22-year-old DRC political activist who was kidnapped on December 16 by unknown gunmen, was released on Tuesday after 11 days in detention in an undisclosed location around the capital Kinshasa, news website Actualités CD reported this week. Despite being beaten and questioned for several hours by agents of the ANR (intelligence services) […]

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