In the night of December 24 to 25, 2017, unidentified individuals burnt the private residence of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila located in Musienene, Lubero, North-Kivu Province, DRC. Based on the live pictures received by AfroAmerica Network (see the images gallery of the fire progression, received by AfroAmerica Network), the entire residence was completely destroyed, including vehicles in the garage.
In the evening of December 7, 2017, around 5PM, a UN Peacekeeping Forces base located on the banks of the Semuliki river in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was attacked by an armed group. At least 15 United Nations peacekeepers were killed and dozens wounded. Three peacekeepers went missing. One has since been found. It was one of the deadliest attacks on the international peace keeping forces in years, U.N. officials reported on Friday December 8, 2017.
Based on news reports, AfroAmerica Network investigations, and conversations with FARDC and United Nations
Two major events in Africa over the last two weeks appear to signal the dawn of a new era. First, the event much publicized: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigned as a President following a bloodless stance against him by his former comrades and freedom fighters in the movement of the Zimbabwe independence. Second, the quiet event in Angola, but significant enough to be comparable to what happened in Zimbabwe.
As AfroAmerica Network predicted (see here) Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, a week after the Zimbabwean army and many of his former freedom fighters comrades moved against him. His resignation ends his reign of 37 years. At 93-year-271-day-old, he was the oldest current serving state leader by age.