– – The main contender to President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso in Sunday’s held presidential election, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas has died of Covid-19. Kolelas died on Sunday while voting was underway after becoming seriously ill with Covid-19. His campaign officials said he tested positive for coronavirus on Friday while ending his campaign activities. The 61-year-old was diabetic, according to his campaign team. A day before the election Kolelas posted a video from his sickbed saying he was “battling against death”. – – He asked voters…Read More
KINSHASA — The commander of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s land forces has been suspended pending an investigation. General Gabriel Amisi is accused in a United Nations report of selling weapons to armed groups.
President Joseph Kabila’s decision to suspend General Amisi was announced on national TV on Thursday by the government spokesman Lambert Mende.