Tag Archives | Monusco

frank diongo

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 […]

Continue Reading
pprd siege brulé

DR Congo: UN warns of large-scale violence if crisis persists

(DW/AP/AFP/Reuters/SifaNews) The United Nations (UN) has warned that an electoral crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may trigger widespread violence if a solution that will satisfy all parties is not found come December 20. DRC President Joseph Kabila, who the radical opposition accuses of seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, shows no […]

Continue Reading