KABILA IS ‘WITHOUT REGRET’ AHEAD OF POWER HANDOVER

“The United States welcomes the Congolese Constitutional Court’s certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the next President,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said. “We are committed to working with the new DRC government … We encourage the government to include a broad representation of Congo’s political stakeholders and to address reports of electoral irregularities.”

WE WILL TRAIN YOUR CIVIL SERVANTS: KENYA’S OFFER TO DRC’S TSHISEKEDI

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated his government’s support to president Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, offering on Wednesday to train the latter’s civil servants. Kenyatta expressed his country’s commitment to political stability in DRC during a visit by President Tshisekedi. The new DRC president is on his maiden tour since his inauguration last month following […]

MOZAMBIQUE & DRC SIGN LANDMARK DEALS WITH WORLD BANK TO CUT CARBON EMISSIONS AND REDUCE DEFORESTATION

Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ­­– two African countries with globally significant forest resources – have signed landmark agreements with the World Bank that reward community efforts to reduce carbon emissions by tackling deforestation and forest degradation. Mozambique signed an Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) on February 1, unlocking performance-based payments of up […]

SHORT FILM CELEBRATES COMMUNITY FOREST TITLES IN DRC

In 2018, the DRC government approved a plan for communities to gain legal control over their local forests. The Rainforest Foundation UK and its partners in the DRC have been working with 10 participating villages to help community members understand their legal rights to manage local forests. RFUK and its partners maintain that, in addition […]

TSHISEKEDI PLEDGES TO FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS

The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, says he wants to free all political prisoners within the next 10 days. In a speech he said he would ask the justice minister to release all those held in jail for their political views. Mr Tshisekedi assumed office in January, taking over from […]

DRC president visits Namibia’s first president, Sam Nujoma

Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, ended his official visit to Namibia on Wednesday after a series of activities with his host Hage Geingob. Having arrived on Tuesday and holding a joint press conference with Geingob, Tshisekedi who was accompanied by his wife were hosted to an official dinner in his honour. […]

Democracy in Africa ‘an evolutionary process’, says Trump’s ‘Mr Africa’

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo had “major faults”, but were possibly the most democratic the country has ever held, according to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy. In a wide-ranging interview with RFI, Donald Trump’s Africa policy chief talked about the “serious” nature of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis and […]