DRC: From Kabilas to Tshisekedis, the saga of Villa 62, avenue de la justice, a lust of presidential families?

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Curious destiny of a plot yet granted to the Regional Center for Research and Documentation on Women, Gender and Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region (CERED-GL), which is now on the move, continues to attract lust this time in the hands of the family or close to the Tshisekedis. The plot located on avenue de la Justice, n ° 62, not far from the Embassy of India in the DRC, a state property formerly used as a residence for the burgomasters of the commune of Gombe in Kinshasa still attracts…

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DRC: Silent coup or “soft debugging” overseen by Mike Hammer, US Ambassador

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Felix leaves the coalition and enters in 2021 as master of the game in the DRC in addition to President of the African Union. While several politicians and observers of Congolese politics qualify as “interference in the internal affairs of the DRC” the support of the American ambassador to Felix Tshisekedi, others on the contrary, praise his courage and his political realism in responding to the direct agreements of the Congolese. It is thanks to Hammer that Félix, a novice in the state administration, was able to deny all the…

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Merger between Equity Bank and BCDC: the Head of State informed

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Received in audience Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Palais de la Nation, by the President of the Republic Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, Mr. James Mwange, Managing Director of Equity Bank, went to inform of the merger of his Bank with the Commercial Bank of Congo (BCDC), which will become effective by the end of the current year. It was after being received by the Head of State that the Managing Director of Equity Bank, Mr. James Mwange, declared to the press that “the general meetings of the two banks have…

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DRC: What hides the arrest of the DG of the RVA, and the suspension at the DGM, noise of boots in Kinshasa?

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The arrest on November 10 of Abdallah Bilenge, director general at the Régie des Voies Aériennes, followed by the suspension of Roland Kashwantale Chihoza, director general of the Directorate General of Migration (DGM) 10 days later, leaves doubtful as to the reasons given justifying their sidelined by the Congolese authorities, in a turbulent political period at the top of the state, following a probable political schism between the FCC of ex-President Kabila and the CACH of the current Head of State Felix Antoine Tshisekedi. Indeed, the RVA and the DGM…

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Biography of Nyakeru Nkana Denise Tshisekedi, Life, studies, works, nationality

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Biography of Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi “On January 25, 1968, blinded by the headlights of another vehicle coming in the opposite direction, Papa Etienne Nyakeru and Maman Christine M’ntalushika will experience a fatal accident on Industrial Avenue in Bukavu, in the company of Papa’s little brother. Nyakeru, Joseph Mukombe Banywesize. And the three of them will die instantly, ”reports Father Jean-Bosco Bahala, who has written a brief biography of the distinguished First Lady. After the tragedy, the 8 children: Nyakeru Naweza Spéciose Christine, eldest of the family who has already left…

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Functioning of the Congolese military courts

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Anxious to endow the country with a powerful army, disciplined and always ready to respond to all eventualities, the Congolese legislator has created and completely reorganized the military courts; these jurisdictions thus include repressive mechanisms that want to respond with equal effectiveness, different from peacetime and wartime, thus resolving the problems of judicial organization [1]. Indeed, military justice is shared between the different military courts of judgments whose attribution competence belongs to all of these courts that the hierarchy constitutes the backbone of the military judicial organizations from which in…

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Press Release: More Tanzanian human rights victims join UK legal action against Barrick

(London, 14 August 2020) – Three more Tanzanian victims have joined a legal claim in British courts against Barrick Gold subsidiaries for serious human rights violations at the company’s North Mara gold mine in northern Tanzania. Barrick’s subsidiaries have now been served with the proceedings relating to the new claims with the final documents being served last Friday (7 August). The initial claim was issued in the British High Court in February 2020 on behalf of seven human rights victims against Barrick Tz Limited, formerly known as Acacia Mining, of…

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Mechanisms of joint oil management between the DRC and Angola

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O. INTRODUCTION I. PROBLEM Forty years after independence and despite its wealth, Central Africa continues to sink into chaos. Under the umbrella of a military-business dictatorship, oil is managed in the context of patronage, nepotism and corruption. The competition for the conquest of oil reserves stirs up envy among Western multinationals. The contradictory assertion of neoliberalism combines with the offensive of the dominant countries1. In the context of the new world order; the United States is the only power to present a military strategy to impose its hegemony on the…

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Viral Sex Video Gets Zambia’s Education Minister Fired

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Hon David Mabumba, has served within Zambia’s Cabinet of Ministers since 2016, but was recently caught in quite an unusual setting. Zambia’s Minister of Education Hon David Mabumba has been fired, according to a statement from the country’s president President Lungu, after a sex clip of a man strongly resembling the official was leaked online. Mabumba, 49, was released from his post “with immediate effect”, the president noted, without providing specific reasons for his decision. But the announcement took place shortly after a video featuring someone looking very much like…

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How did DAN GERTLER, the diamond dealer from Kabila, find his tax haven at Afriland Congo bypassing American sanctions? (the world, bloomberg, global witness)

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A year ago, in June, a group of bankers entered a US Treasury office in Washington to perhaps fulfill one of the most important missions of their careers: to save a country from financial collapse. Among them, Willy Mulamba, the highest executive of Citigroup Inc. in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country rich in mineral resources but extremely poor in Central Africa. Mulamba, a 51-year-old Congolese banker who returned to the Congo after years abroad, was part of a small, desperate team to dissuade U.S. Treasury officials from cutting…

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