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Congo releases man convicted of role in Kabila assassination

Jan. 8, 2021 10:51 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities on Friday released Eddy Kapend, a man once sentenced to death for his role in the assassination of President Laurent Kabila nearly two decades ago. Kapend left the central prison of Makala after a ceremony presided over by Justice Minister Bernard Takaishe...

Congo president ends coalition amid political deadlocks

Dec. 8, 2020 11:20 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s president has announced an end to the coalition between his party and that of former president Joseph Kabila. President Felix Tshisekedi said that he will build a new coalition that will have a majority of seats in the national assembly. He announced the decision to...

In this image made from UNTV video, Felix Tshisekedi, President of Congo, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the U.N. General Assembly's special session to discuss the response to COVID-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. (UNTV via AP)

UN envoy warns new Congo crisis could impact its security

Dec. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Congo warned Monday that the political crisis in Congo sparked by the end of a coalition between the parties of President Felix Tshisekedi and former president Joseph Kabila may affect the African nation’s economic and security situation if it isn’t...