Joseph Kabila http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30163/all en S.Africa police arrest 19 suspected Congolese rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/safrica-police-arrest-19-suspected-congolese-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 5 (Reuters) - South African police arrested 19 suspected Congolese rebels, including two senior members of the M23 group, on suspicion of running an illegal military operation, police said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The group was arrested in South Africa's northern Limpopo province after an investigation by a crime intelligence unit, police said, without providing further details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/safrica-police-arrest-19-suspected-congolese-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:15:03 +0000 5746108 at http://www.globalpost.com Alleged DRC rebels were to be trained to oust Kabila: S.Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alleged-drc-rebels-were-be-trained-oust-kabila-safrica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 19 alleged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels arrested in South Africa were to get training to oust President Joseph Kabila's government, the prosecution said on Wednesday.</p> <p>It said there was no indication at this stage that the group had any links to the M23 rebels who have been fighting the DRC government army since May last year in the country's volatile eastern Kivu region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alleged-drc-rebels-were-be-trained-oust-kabila-safrica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography Politics AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 07:00:26 +0000 5747211 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa charges 19 DR Congo rebels for coup plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/safrica-charges-19-dr-congo-rebels-coup-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court on Thursday formally charged 19 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels with plotting to stage a coup in their home country.</p> <p>The group is accused of preparing to receive military training to topple President Joseph Kabila and was subject to a special police sting operation.</p> <p>"They intended on unseating President Kabila unconstitutionally," government prosecutor Shaun Abrahams told the Pretoria Regional Court.</p> <p>Abrahams said they are members of the Union of Nationalists for the Renewal (UNR) of the DRCongo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/safrica-charges-19-dr-congo-rebels-coup-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:00:48 +0000 5748673 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa charges 19 Congo rebels with coup plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/safrica-charges-19-congo-rebels-coup-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court on Thursday formally charged 19 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels with plotting to stage a coup in their home country.</p> <p>The group is accused of seeking weapons and military training to topple President Joseph Kabila and was subject to a special police sting operation.</p> <p>"They intended on unseating President Kabila unconstitutionally," government prosecutor Shaun Abrahams told the Pretoria Regional Court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/safrica-charges-19-congo-rebels-coup-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:16:26 +0000 5748961 at http://www.globalpost.com S.African police arrest suspected "mastermind" Congo rebel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/safrican-police-arrest-suspected-mastermind-congo-rebel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 10 (Reuters) - South African police said on Sunday they had arrested a Congolese man suspected of being the mastermind behind a rebel group's plot to overthrow the Kinshasa government.</p> <p>Nineteen other suspected Congolese rebels have been arrested and were charged in a South African court on Thursday with plotting such a coup which prosecutors said they planned to finance through mineral concessions.</p> <p>A 20th man was arrested in Cape Town on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/safrican-police-arrest-suspected-mastermind-congo-rebel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Joseph Kabila Political geography Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:30:45 +0000 5751858 at http://www.globalpost.com Bail delayed for Congo coup accused http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/bail-delayed-congo-coup-accused <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty Congolese men who were arrested in South Africa for allegedly plotting to overthrow Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appeared in court Wednesday to hear their bail hearing has been delayed.</p> <p>Since the 19 accused last appeared in the dock in early February their numbers have increased following the arrest of Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s half-brother Etienne.</p> <p>"This case is a matter of interest in South Africa, Africa and internationally," said magistrate Solomon Mkhabela, ruling that television cameras will be allowed into the trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/bail-delayed-congo-coup-accused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joseph Kabila AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:31:16 +0000 5768563 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo government faces no-confidence vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/congo-government-faces-no-confidence-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonny Hogg</p> <p>KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's government will face a vote of no confidence by Monday after nearly a third of parliamentarians signed a motion to censure the prime minister, piling pressure on President Joseph Kabila's coalition.</p> <p>Democratic Republic of Congo has lurched from crisis to crisis since Kabila was re-elected in controversial polls in late 2011, and the motion is the latest sign of splits within a notoriously fractious governing elite.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/congo-government-faces-no-confidence-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:16:14 +0000 5813882 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo police secure rebel territory, 'national dialogue' delayed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/congo-police-secure-rebel-territory-national-dialogue-delayed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo moved in Tuesday to secure territory recently reclaimed from the M23 rebels, as the country postponed a "national dialogue" aimed at ending its political, social and military crises.</p> <p>The governor of the mineral-rich but chronically unstable province of North Kivu said police had been sent into areas recently abandoned by the rebels in the face of a week-long offensive by the military and a new United Nations combat force.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/congo-police-secure-rebel-territory-national-dialogue-delayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Joseph Kabila Political geography AFP Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:31:46 +0000 5923570 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo's Kabila pledges unity government, pressures rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131023/congos-kabila-pledges-unity-government-pressures-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pete Jones</p> <p>KINSHASA (Reuters) - President Joseph Kabila said on Wednesday he would create a national unity government in an attempt to end years of crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo, a move cautiously welcomed by some rivals but which analysts warned could disrupt reform.</p> <p>Kabila, presenting the findings of three weeks of national dialogue, ruled out a blanket amnesty for rebels operating in Congo's mineral-rich east and called for the insurgents to lay down their arms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131023/congos-kabila-pledges-unity-government-pressures-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Joseph Kabila Rebels Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:46:32 +0000 5969041 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Africa News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/afp-africa-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Africa on Sunday:</p> <p>+ France readies Central Africa Republic mission</p> <p>+ Kabila holds security talks in eastern DR Congo</p> <p>BANGUI: France presses on with preparations for a military mission to the Central African Republic, with a vote on a UN mandate expected this week followed by a mini-summit in Paris on December 7 on the CAR crisis. Picture. Video. (CENTRAFRICA-UNREST) </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/afp-africa-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Joseph Kabila Political geography AFP Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:16:28 +0000 6004960 at http://www.globalpost.com Congolese president says fight against rebels not over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131201/congolese-president-says-fight-against-rebels-not-over <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila said Sunday the fight against insurgents in the country's conflict-torn east was not over despite the recent defeat of the M23 rebels.</p> <p>Delivering the keynote speech of a 1,200-kilometre (750-mile) tour of the mineral-rich but deeply unstable region, Kabila said the surrender of the M23 army mutineers was just one stage in an offensive against armed groups that have harrowed the east for decades.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131201/congolese-president-says-fight-against-rebels-not-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Joseph Kabila Joseph Kabila Political geography AFP Sun, 01 Dec 2013 18:16:23 +0000 6005654 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to visit Ethiopia, Congo and Angola next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/kerry-visit-ethiopia-congo-and-angola-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola from April 29 to May 5 to promote democracy and human rights, the State Department said on Friday.</p> <p>Kerry will meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom in Addis Ababa to discuss peace efforts in the region and strengthen ties with Ethiopia, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/kerry-visit-ethiopia-congo-and-angola-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Jennifer Psaki Joseph Kabila Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Apr 2014 04:50:03 +0000 6131170 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry urges DR Congo's Kabila to 'respect constitution' in 2016 poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140504/kerry-urges-dr-congos-kabila-respect-constitution-2016-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to respect a constitutional law which forbids him from seeking a new term in 2016 elections.</p> <p>"I believe that it is clear to him (Kabila) that the United States of America feels very strongly, as do other people, that the constitutional process need to respected," Kerry said on a visit to the country.</p> <p>nr/fb/txw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Joseph Kabila Joseph Kabila Kabila AFP Sun, 04 May 2014 13:17:06 +0000 6138138 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry urges DR Congo's Kabila to 'respect constitution' in 2016 poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140504/kerry-urges-dr-congos-kabila-respect-constitution-2016-poll-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to respect a constitutional law which forbids him from seeking a new term in 2016 elections.</p> <p>"I believe that it is clear to him (Kabila) that the United States of America feels very strongly, as do other people, that the constitutional process need to respected," Kerry said on a visit to the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140504/kerry-urges-dr-congos-kabila-respect-constitution-2016-poll-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Joseph Kabila Political geography AFP Sun, 04 May 2014 13:17:41 +0000 6138144 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. pushes Congo on term limits, pledges aid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140504/us-pushes-congo-term-limits-pledges-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Phil Stewart</p> <p>KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United States urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to stick to its constitution that sets terms limits for the president, as speculation grows that Joseph Kabila may seek a third term.</p> <p>Highlighting an issue that exists in several African countries where leaders have sought to extend their rule beyond constitutional limits, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $30 million in aid aimed in part at ensuring "credible" elections in 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140504/us-pushes-congo-term-limits-pledges-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography Thomson Reuters Sun, 04 May 2014 22:26:16 +0000 6138479 at http://www.globalpost.com