DRC – 11 March 2016

Democratic Republic Of Congo to Extradite Rwandan Genocide Suspect

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has agreed to extradite a suspect in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide who was arrested with a $5 million bounty on his head.

Ladislas Ntaganzwa, 53, was arrested in December 2015 in eastern DRC. He had been subject to a U.S. State Department bounty and is suspected of involvement in the ethnic genocide in Rwanda, in which more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu extremists.

News Week


Congo Activists Urge Government to Pass New Mining Code

Activist groups in Democratic Republic of Congo urged the government on Thursday to revive plans for a new mining code, saying the higher revenues it would generate were vital to supporting a young democracy.

The government of Africa’s leading copper producer started a review of the 2002 mining code in 2012, aiming to increase state revenues and tighten environmental and social regulations.

Voice of America