Nigerians stranded in foreign countries to be evacuated soon – FG

Nigerian missions in other countries have been instructed by the ministry of foreign affairs to compile lists of nationals who have indicated interest to return home. This directive from the ministry was revealed on Friday, April 3, by the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, The Nation reports. Dabiri-Erewa explained that this … Continue reading Nigerians stranded in foreign countries to be evacuated soon – FG

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Militants kill UN emergency workers combating Ebola in Congo DR

Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline health workers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The violence killed four workers responding to the Ebola outbreak and injured five others, at a camp in Biakato Mines, and an Ebola response … Continue reading Militants kill UN emergency workers combating Ebola in Congo DR

Bulletproof vest nearly ‘suffocated’ Felix Tshisekedi during his inauguration

MANY CONGOLESE hope their new president Felix Tshisekedi will bring change after Kabila, who in his final address on Wednesday night urged the country to unite and support the new leader. But Tshisekedi faces the challenge of working with a legislature dominated by members of Kabila's ruling coalition. That could hurt efforts to bring about … Continue reading Bulletproof vest nearly ‘suffocated’ Felix Tshisekedi during his inauguration

New Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi vows to release all political prisoners

OPPOSITION LEADER Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as Congo's president Thursday, marking the country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago, and immediately announced plans for the release of all political prisoners. The 55-year-old Tshisekedi succeeds Joseph Kabila, the strongman who governed the largely impoverished and corruption-riddled Central African … Continue reading New Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi vows to release all political prisoners

Protests continue in Congo after Felix Tshisekedi’s surprise win

  Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of last month’s presidential election, a result that sets the stage for the country’s first democratic transfer of power. The outcome of the disorganized and contentious Dec. 30 poll is being contested by another opposition leader, Martin Fayulu. Vote tallies by … Continue reading Protests continue in Congo after Felix Tshisekedi’s surprise win