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Stories tagged: Joseph Kabila


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Congo’s surprise new leader in first peaceful power transfer

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as Congo’s president Thursday, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago, and immediately announced …


Four shot dead in Congo’s latest anti-government protests

Organizers of anti-government marches in Congo say security forces shot dead at least four people and wounded dozens more in Sunday’s nationwide protest against President Joseph Kabila’s extended rule.


5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched …


At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday in a dramatic sign of mounting tensions after officials …