Congo Ex-Minister Investigated Over Violence as Security Situation Worsens

President Joseph Kabila during an independence day celebration, Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 30, 2016 (AP photo by John Bompengo).
President Joseph Kabila during an independence day celebration, Kindu, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 30, 2016 (AP photo by John Bompengo).
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Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Associate Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. The attorney general in Democratic Republic of Congo announced he was investigating a former minister for his alleged role in violence in the central Kasai region that has killed hundreds in the recent months. The news came after the New York Times reported that the official, Clement Kanku, who until recently served as development minister, had been implicated in evidence, including a recorded phone conversation, collected by Zaida Catalan, one of two U.N. investigators shot and killed in Congo […]

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