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EU to impose sanctions on more #Congo officials: diplomats

EU to impose sanctions on more #Congo officials: diplomats

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila (pictured) overstayed his mandate and pushed back elections, writes Gabriela Baczynska. One source said the EU will add nine names to its Congo blacklist of people subjected to asset freezes […]

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#DRC: Council conclusions on Democratic Republic of the Congo

#DRC: Council conclusions on Democratic Republic of the Congo

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Union is deeply concerned by the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It strongly condemns the acts of extreme violence that took place on 19 and 20 September 2016, in particular in Kinshasa. Those acts have further exacerbated the deadlock in the DRC due to the failure to call the presidential election […]

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#Congo: S&Ds urge Democratic Republic of Congo to respect country’s Constitution in electoral process

#Congo: S&Ds urge Democratic Republic of Congo to respect country’s Constitution in electoral process

The European Parliament, with the active contribution from the European Socialists and Democrats, adopted a resolution on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 10 March, calling its authorities to fully respect the country’s constitution, especially on the electoral process. The president of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, said: “We urge the Congolese authorities to […]

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