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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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DR Congo: opposition politician tortured, 26 protesters killed, 136 arrested

Franck Diongo, a vocal opposition politician allied to the veteran leader Etienne Tshisekedi, is said to be fighting for his life in hospital after elements of the Republican Presidential Guard (GPR) detained him on Monday and went on to torture him for continually criticising outgoing DRC President Joseph Kabila. As news of Diongo’s arrest and […]

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DR Congo young political activist kidnapped

A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) political activist affiliated to the youth movement LUCHA, Lutte pour le Changement (Struggle for Change), was kidnapped on Friday 16 December 2016 in the capital Kinshasa allegedly by intelligence services agents, LUCHA and her family said. Gloria Sengha Panda Shala has since not been seen or heard from. Details […]

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Belgium TV journalists deported from DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have deported five Belgian TV journalists on Saturday, reports from Kinshasa and Brussels said. Flemish public broadcaster VRT journalist Peter Verlinden and his two colleagues, as well as two other journalists from commercial station VTM, were arrested in Kinshasa and their passports and smartphones taken away for […]

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DRC human rights activist shot dead

A human rights activist well known for his militancy and determination to see justice done was shot dead on Wednesday by unknown gunmen in Kirumba, North Kivu Province, in the east of the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN-funded Radio Okapi has reported this week. The station quoted witnesses as saying that two armed […]

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