Rwanda-DR Congo tensions mount

Brussels 25.01.2023 Rwandan forces on Tuesday, 24 January, fired at a fighter jet from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) indicating that it had violated the airspace, prompting the Congolese government to accuse it of an act of war. (Image above: social media). ‘Act of war’: Rwanda shoots at DR Congo fighter jet over alleged airspace…

DRC-EU: Minister Loando Mboyo calls for peace

Brussels 09.12.2022 During his two days visit to the European Parliament the Minister of regional planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo M.Guy Loando Mboyo reiterated his call for establishing long lasting peace. “First of all, what is going on now in my country – Democratic Republic of Congo – is unacceptable, – the Minister…

DRC: EU calls for M23 withdrawal

Brussels 09.12.2022 “The European Union associates itself with the press releases of the African Union and the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the resurgence of violence in eastern DRC. It affirms its solidarity with the thousands of civilians once again hard hit by this violence” the European Union External Action Service spokesperson statement reads….

DRC: M23 rebels cause suffering

Brussels 09.12.2022 Thousands of tiny makeshift shelters hug the road leading north out of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, a symptom of the vast humanitarian crisis gripping the turbulent east. VIDEO: Bahati Bashubage, a tailor, escaped with his sewing machine after clashes broke out in DR Congo's turbulent east He is now one of tens…

Mali sanctions suspended

Brussels 25.03.2022 A top court ordered the suspension of sanctions imposed on Mali in January after the junta delayed elections. The court of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Thursday, March 24, gave the order against the sanctions.(Image: Assimi Goita,Interim President of Mali) La Cour de justice de l'UEMOA suspend les sanctions…

Sudan: Abdalla Hamdok resigns

Brussels 02.01.2022 Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday, January 2, he was resigning, less than two months after being reinstated as part of a political agreement with the military. In a televised speech, he said a roundtable discussion was needed to come to a new agreement for Sudan’s political transition to democracy. #BREAKING…

EU: Sahel needs more engagement

Brussels 15.11.2021 “The Sahel will also be part of our work today. Last night, there was another attack in Burkina Faso. 20 more people dead, killed. Our security starts in the Sahel and we had to engage more with the region” said the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell, while addressing press at the doorstep of…

Sudan: EU condemns violence

Brussels 14.10.2021 “With reference to the joint statement of the Troika, EU and Switzerland last Friday, November 12, the EU condemns in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated against peaceful civilian protestors on Saturday 13 November” reads the statement by the EU spokesperson on the latest developments in Sudan. The EU condemns in the strongest…

Sudan: EU “great concern”

Brussels 13.11.2021 As stated in the declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on 26 October 2021 on the crisis in Sudan, the EU notes with great concern that arbitrary arrests in Khartoum and in the rest of the country are still ongoing and even increasing. Our message to the military power…

Sudan in turmoil

Brussels 25.10.2021 “The EU condemns the detention of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other members of the civilian leadership by Sudan’s military forces. We call on the security forces to immediately release those they have unlawfully detained. The actions of the military represent a betrayal of the revolution, the transition, and the legitimate requests of…