A Democratic Republic of Congo lawmaker condemned to three years in prison for criticizing the government’s role in the fighting in the east will ask President Joseph Kabila for clemency, his lawyer said.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, Joseph Kabila, called for a stronger mandate for United Nations peacekeepers to help combat a rebellion in the east that has forced almost 1 million people from their homes.
Vodacom Group Ltd. said it held talks with Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila and asked for consistency in the application and interpretation of tax laws affecting its local mobile-phone venture.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said it’s preparing a response to the capture of Goma by rebel forces as a research group warned the fall of the city threatens the survival of President Joseph Kabila’s government.
The death of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s senior business adviser may trigger a power struggle in one of Africa’s biggest mineral- producing countries, said analysts including Thomas Wilson at London-based consulting firm africapractice.
Democratic Republic of Congo authorities presented to reporters more than 100 people allegedly involved in a Feb. 27 attack on President Joseph Kabila ’s residence and a military camp in Kinshasa, the capital.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila looked set to extend his 10-year rule as the U.S. joined other governments warning that the mineral-rich country’s election results may trigger violence.