02-04-2015Beni_DRC
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Une fois de plus, Beni a enterré ses morts. Dans la nuit du samedi 13 au dimanche 14 août, les tueurs ont de nouveau frappé. Entre 36 et 50 morts selon les sources. Un massacre violent, tellement massif qu’il a obligé le gouvernement congolais à décréter un deuil national de

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FeaturedGuest Blog

Toujours difficile de dire, au regard des signaux émis par différents acteurs de la vie politique, si la RD Congo s’achemine vers la décrispation politique souhaitée par tous pour baliser la voie du dialogue. Alors que l’opposition campe toujours, globalement, sur les conditions de sa récusation du facilitateur, Léonard She

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Today, news broke that the government had asked Ida Sawyer, the senior Human Rights Watch researcher for the DR Congo, to leave the country. This move was both unwarranted and the sign of an increasingly jusqu’au boutiste mood within the upper echelons of power, an indication that the government is ready to

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In our report released today, we say that it is impossible for free and fair elections to be held in 2016. That will not please members of civil society, the opposition, or even the UN Security Council, who have said that elections must be held and a new president installed

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A little more than four months before the end of President Joseph Kabila’s term, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is on the edge of a deep political crisis. Given the many artificial delays created by the government, it will be almost impossible for elections to be held by December 2016,

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