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DR Congo: Former War Leader to contest Presidential Elections

One-time warlord and former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday after an 11-year absence. In June, Bemba…

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Posted in Breaking News Central Africa Media Freedom

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Three Russian investigative journalists have been found dead in a vehicle with several bullet holes some 30 kilometers north of the town of Sibut in…

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Ten Congolese journalists arrested in Kinshasa

The Committee to Protect Journalists in New York (CPJ) has reported the arrest of ten journalists working for the television production studio, Kin Lartus in Kinshasa by Congolese police officers. CPJ says the latest arrests are  part of a wider campaign of intimidation against the press ahead of the country’s upcoming elections. Two plain-clothes police officers accompanied by at least twelve other armed officers entered the news production company’s studio and arrested ten of the journalists working on  Kin Lartus daily news show. The arrested journalists include Jean Jacques Kabeya, the director and chief editor; Herithier Mbula, a video editor; Fretas Mbamanku, a cameraperson; and reporters Doya Mayi, Ritha Musau, Jules Ntumba, Jazz Nyembo, Espérant Kabemba, Fretas Mbamnku, Issa Kazadi, and Grace Luntela.

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