Anti-Kabila Protests Turn Deadly in Democratic Republic of Congo
Demonstrators demanding the ouster of long-time President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were met with live fire Sunday, resulting in at least five deaths and 17 wounded. Protests were taking place across the country, including Goma and Lubumbashi.
Neither church-based activism nor brutal repression is rare in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scores of protesters have been killed in the past couple of years. But the events ... Read more »
The UN has labelled the country as a whole a "level 3 emergency". This is its highest warning and puts it on par with the likes of Syria and Yemen, writes Thijs Van Laer of the ... Read more »