Latest News for: Kinshasa airport


Inside the Biden administration’s secret deal to stop a war in Congo

Politico 01 Dec 2023
National Security Inside the Biden administration’s secret deal to stop a war in Congo. The U.S ... Moses Sawasawa/AP. By Erin Banco ... Link Copied ... ... The talks with Tshisekedi took place in a small, closed-door meeting at the Kinshasa airport on Nov ... 20 ... Beijing is Kinshasa’s largest trading partner, having gobbled up key mining rights beginning in the 2000s.

DRC court denies provisional release for journalist Stanis Bujakera

Jurist 19 Oct 2023
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) High Court in Kinshasa-Gombe turned down a request to release journalist Stanis Bujakera from detention on Tuesday ... Stanis’ lawyer Charles Mushizi, told AFP. ... Bujakera was apprehended on September 8th at Kinshasa’s N’djili Airport as he boarded a flight to Lubumbashi, DRC ... ....

Prominent Journalist Denied Bail in Congo

Human Rights Watch 28 Sep 2023
A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo denied provisional release to journalist Stanis Bujakera on Monday, ignoring international bail standards and a global outcry over his continued detention at Kinshasa’s Makala prison ... Police arrested Bujakera on September 8 at Kinshasa’s Ndjili airport while he was waiting to board a flight.

Congolese Government Watching Detained Journalist's Case, Official Says

Voa News 15 Sep 2023
Bujakera, who works for international media outlets including Reuters, was detained at the airport in the capital, Kinshasa, on September 8 on suspicion of spreading false information about the killing of a prominent opposition politician in an article published by French news magazine Jeune Afrique, the magazine said.

Congolese government will closely follow case of detained journalist -spokesperson

Reuters 15 Sep 2023
Bujakera, who works for international media outlets including Reuters, was detained at the airport in the capital Kinshasa on Sept ... Speaking to journalists in Kinshasa, Muyaya said "a journalist going to prison is not good news." ... "We hold freedom of the press dear ... Our Standards. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles ... , opens new tab ... ....

Congo journalist detained regarding Jeune Afrique article, magazine says

Reuters 13 Sep 2023
Stanis Bujakera, who also contributes to Reuters, was detained at the airport in the capital Kinshasa on Friday night as he was about to travel to the eastern city of Lubumbashi, Jeune Afrique said in statements published on its website.

DRC: Drop Charges and Immediately Release Detained Journalist

Amnesty 12 Sep 2023
“Congolese authorities must drop disingenuous charges against Bujakera and immediately and unconditionally release him ... BACKGROUND ... He was arrested by security agents on 8 September at Kinshasa’s N’djili International Airport as he was about to board a flight to the city of Lubumbashi in the south-east of the DRC on a business trip ... The post DRC ... .

DRC journalist Stanis Bujakera arrested over report on ex-minister’s murder

CPJ 11 Sep 2023
... publication for the local news website, at the N’djili international airport in Kinshasa, the capital, according to a report from the privately owned Le Congo Libere news website and Hervé Diakiese, Bujakera’s lawyer, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app.

DR Congo: Crackdown on Opposition Ahead of Elections

Human Rights Watch 22 Aug 2023
On May 30, military intelligence agents arrested Katumbi’s top adviser, Salomon Kalonda, on the tarmac of Kinshasa’s N’djili airport while he was boarding a flight with Katumbi and his associates. Kalonda was detained at the military intelligence headquarters until June 10, then transferred to Kinshasa’s Ndolo military prison.

DRC : N'Djili airport upgrade project draws fresh interest

Africa Intelligence 09 May 2023
Turkish construction group Milvest's interest in the contract to renovate Kinshasa's N'Djili International Airport in Kinshasa is irking rival firms ....

DR Congo: Rampant Intercommunal Violence in West

Human Rights Watch 30 Mar 2023
Soldiers who had come from Kinshasa found volunteers to bury the bodies,” he said ... On January 29, Molipe, Mini Kongo, and Nana Manwanina Kiumba, a government minister in the Office of the President, oversaw the departure at Kinshasa airport of dozens of surrendered assailants to military training centers.

Burundi Troops Arrive In DR Congo

MENA FN 05 Mar 2023
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Goma. Thirty Burundian soldiers landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to join an international force helping Kinshasa tackle the ... .