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Congo justice minister resigns after judicial reform dispute

11 Jul 2020

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo's Justice Minister Celestin Tunda tendered his resignation on Saturday in the wake of a dispute with the president over proposed laws that would give politicians more control over criminal prosecutions.

Congo virus funds embezzled by 'mafia network', says deputy minister

08 Jul 2020

KINSHASA Congo's deputy health minister has accused cabinet members of receiving kickbacks on government contracts for the coronavirus response while health workers went unpaid for months.

Congo virus funds embezzled by 'mafia network', says deputy minister

08 Jul 2020

KINSHASA, July 8 Congo's deputy health minister has accused cabinet members of receiving kickbacks on government contracts for the coronavirus response while health workers went unpaid for months.

Congo announces end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest on record

25 Jun 2020

KINSHASA The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued on the other side of the country. | Video

Congo court sentences president's chief of staff to 20 years in prison

20 Jun 2020

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo's high court on Saturday found the president's chief of staff guilty of embezzling $48 million in public funds and sentenced him to 20 years in jail, the lead judge said.

U.N. warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo

28 May 2020

KINSHASA Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

UN warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo

28 May 2020

KINSHASA, May 27 Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Congo president's chief of staff denies graft charges as trial begins

12 May 2020

KINSHASA The chief of staff to Democratic Republic of Congo's president denied all wrongdoing on Monday as his trial on charges of embezzling more than $50 million in public funds opened live on national television.

In parts of Africa, police are accused of excess force amid coronavirus lockdowns

10 Apr 2020

KINSHASA/NAIROBI Days after Congo announced emergency restrictions to curb the new coronavirus, a police video started circulating online showing an officer in the capital beating a taxi driver for violating a one-passenger limit.

Congo president's chief of staff arrested amid graft probe

09 Apr 2020

KINSHASA Vital Kamerhe, the chief of staff to the president of Democratic Republic of Congo, was arrested on Wednesday after testifying in an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of public funds, police said.

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