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Politicians vote to extend martial law to Eastern DRC

Politicians vote to extend martial law to Eastern DRC

AFRICA, CRIME, CRISIS, DRC, POLITICS, PRESIDENT
The politicians of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)P voted to extend martial law in the restive east of the country for 15 days, a month after they replaced civilian authorities with military administrations in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Violence has been endemic in DRC’s mineral-rich eastern regions since the official end of the civil war in 2003, but insecurity has soared in the past two years. On May 6, the government imposed a state of siege to try to end the bloodshed. Violent attacks have since continued, but Justice Minister Rose Mutombo said numerous militia fighters had surrendered and the army had seized control of new areas. “Much remains to be done, and the recent volcanic eruption of Nyiragongo, which occurred in the middle of a state of siege, has...
Arriving for the State Dinner with visiting Heads of State, and guests at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Arriving for the State Dinner with visiting Heads of State, and guests at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

AFRICA, Diplomats, DRC, EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, Ghana, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, TANZANIA, UGANDA, WORLD, Zambia
Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni welcome Zimbabean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa to the dinner. Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni welcome Somali leader Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to the dinner. Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet at the dinner.