The attacks are on the rise in the Beni area of North Kivu Province and further north in Ituri Province, both situated near the border with Uganda.
Kabila, 47, has been in power since His second and final term in office ended nearly two years ago, but he kept in power thanks to a caretaker clause in the constitution.
Voting day on December 23 will take place for the presidency, legislature and provincial bodies, throwing down a huge logistical and technical challenge to CENI in a country where infrastructure is poor.
The big challenge for the fragmented opposition is to unite behind a credible candidate after the loss of the people-pulling power of Bemba and Katumbi. In the absence of a single champion, boycotting the election, citing for example security concerns over electronic voting machines, may loom as an opposition strategy, say analysts.
But he was excluded by CENI, in a decision upheld by the Constitutional Court, on the grounds that the ICC had convicted him separately on charges of tampering with witnesses at his war-crimes trial. Katumbi, 53, a former Kabila ally and ex-governor of the mineral-rich province of Katanga, says he was blocked at the Zambian border to prevent him from returning to the country to file his candidacy.
He has lived in exile since Belgian colonisation. - Leopold commissions Stanley to establish the king's authority in the Congo basin.. - European powers at the Conference of Berlin recognise Leopold's claim. A nasty fallout with the Zimbabwean FA ahead of the Afcon finals has reportedly been attributed to Mushekwi’s club and national team dispute.
Patrice Lumumba, in full Patrice Hemery Lumumba, (born July 2, , Onalua, Belgian Congo [now the Democratic Republic of the Congo]—died January , Katanga province), African nationalist leader, the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo .
Belgian paternalism and the politics of decolonization. The paternalistic tendencies of Belgian colonial rule bore traces of two characteristic features of Leopoldian rule: an irreducible tendency to treat Africans as children and a firm commitment to political control and compulsion.
The Belgian Congo (French: Congo belge, pronounced [kɔ̃ɡo bɛlʒ]; Dutch: Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa from until independence in The former colony is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)..
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