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16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 105

12 January 2019 12:41 PM Catholic Church seeks UN help in DRC election

The Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the UN Security Council to call on the country's election commission to publish data from the polling and counting stations set up for a December 30 presidential election. Monsignor Marcel Utembi, president of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo or CENCO, said Friday that the commission's 81

11 January 2019 3:27 AM WATCH: Top World news videos for today

Standing along the Rio Grande, US President Donald Trump says "a lot of the crime in our country is caused by what's coming through here". Senator Bernie Sanders is apologising to women who've shared experiences of harassment by male supervisors while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. Residents of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern 38

10 January 2019 11:15 AM CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

The African Union said Wednesday that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month. "Direct dialogue between the CAR government and armed groups (will) be held on January 24 in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of the AU," AU envoy Moussa Nebie said on Twitter 37

10 January 2019 9:06 AM UN chief warns against violence over DRC vote result

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all stakeholders in DR Congo to avoid violence after the opposition chief was declared winner of the presidential election in an announcement contested by his rival. "The Secretary General calls on all stakeholders to refrain from violence and to channel any eventual electoral disputes through the established 27

09 January 2019 5:33 PM LATEST: US to citizens in DRC: 'Depart the country'

The United States is giving its citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo succinct advice: "Depart the country." A new US embassy security alert says DRC's electoral commission is soon expected to announce results of the presidential election. It warns of possible crowds gathering to hear the results. Congolese activist groups have urged people to "be ready 31

09 January 2019 12:11 PM Security tight as DRC prepares to release 1st vote results

Anti-riot police with water cannon and armoured vehicles are outside the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission ahead of the announcement of the first results of the presidential election. Residents of the capital, Kinshasa, say the heavy security presence is a bad sign. Resident John Kabamba says it "may be a message that the publication 93

05 January 2019 5:30 PM DRC election results delayed until 'next week': electoral commission

The long-awaited announcement of the results of last week's Democratic Republic of Congo presidential election, promised for Sunday, will be postponed to next week, the head of the electoral commission told AFP. "It is not possible to publish the results on Sunday. We are making progress, but we do not have everything yet," said commission president 27

03 January 2019 6:01 PM UN Security Council to discuss Somalia after envoy's ouster

The UN Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Thursday's meeting is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Horn of Africa nation, where the UN and the African Union have a joint peacekeeping 35

02 January 2019 6:19 PM RFI says DRC revokes journalist's accreditation

Radio France International says the Democratic Republic of Congo's government has revoked the accreditation of one of its journalists. A statement on Wednesday says Florence Morice was merely doing her job in covering the country's presidential election, and it asks that DRC reverse its decision. The statement also says RFI's transmissions have been blocked 36