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DR Congo to extradite 186 alleged Burundian rebels

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Democratic Republic of Congo is to extradite nearly 200 suspected Burundian rebels, raising concerns by rights groups that they could be tortured or killed on their return to Burundi. The 186 alleged rebels were captured near the two countries’ border in 2015 and early 2016 amid violence that broke out …

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Burundi president’s spokesperson escapes assassination attempt

The head of communication for Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, Willy Nyamitwe has narrowly escaped an attempted assassination Monday night in the capital Bujumbura. Details of the incident are not yet clear but a policeman, who is a member of Nyamitwe’s security team died during the attack. “I praise the Living …

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DRC: Fresh controversy over PM’s dual citizenship

Newly appointed Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Samy Badibanga is at the centre of controversy, after it emerged that he holds both Belgian and Congolese nationalities. According to a document published on the internet by a member of the opposition, Badibanga attained Belgian citizenship through naturalization in …

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