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International Business Times
Denis Mukwege: It is time we all acknowledged rape as war weapon destroys humanity Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, capital o
Denis Mukwege: It is time we all acknowledged rape as war weapon destroys humanity
International Business Times / Posted 21 hours ago
Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in 1999 to help pregnant women safely deliver their children and reduce the rate of maternal mortality. As... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Congo to Probe Alleged Sex Abuse By Peacekeeers in CARThe Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child s
Congo to Probe Alleged Sex Abuse By Peacekeeers in CAR
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR). "Under a memorandum of understanding between the Congolese government... Read more
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Aljazeera
Congo to probe alleged sex abuse by peacekeeers in CARThe Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child s
Congo to probe alleged sex abuse by peacekeeers in CAR
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
The Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR). "Under a memorandum of understanding between the Congolese government... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Says Tanzanian, DR Congo Troops Colluding With Rebels, Cites ConfusionA confidential report by a United Nations group of experts obtained on Friday d
UN Says Tanzanian, DR Congo Troops Colluding With Rebels, Cites Confusion
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
A confidential report by a United Nations group of experts obtained on Friday depicts instances of apparent collusion with enemy or outside forces on the part of Tanzanian peacekeepers and government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In an... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Indiana family's son stuck in the Congo for more than two yearsINDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana family has been waiting for their son for more than
Indiana family's son stuck in the Congo for more than two years
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 7 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana family has been waiting for their son for more than two years. That's because the Democratic Republic of the Congo put a halt on international adoptions in 2013. The adoption process is nothing new for Brad and Heather... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hague Court Sets Date for Judgement on BembaOn March 31, former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will know whethe
Hague Court Sets Date for Judgement on Bemba
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
On March 31, former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will know whether judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) convict or acquit him of war crimes and crimes against humanity. According to a scheduling order by the court, Trial... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Glimmer of Good News for the ICC in Africa2015 was a difficult year for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa.
A Glimmer of Good News for the ICC in Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
2015 was a difficult year for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa. It began with the dropping of charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had been accused of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in Kenya's... Read more
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International Business Times
DRC elections 2016: November vote is still 'technically possible' says FCO As uncertainty around whether presidential elections in the Democratic Republic
DRC elections 2016: November vote is still 'technically possible' says FCO
International Business Times / Posted 20 days ago
As uncertainty around whether presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will go ahead in November 2016, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has told IBTimes UK that it is still "technically possible" for the vote to be... Read more
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iafrica.com
Groups lobby against Virunga drillingOver 60 environmental and tourism groups have called for UNESCO and the governm
Groups lobby against Virunga drilling
iafrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Over 60 environmental and tourism groups have called for UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to reach a deal to stop new oil drilling licences from being awarded in Virunga National Park and the surrounding... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
NGOs seek oil drilling ban in famed mountain gorilla national parkKINSHASA - International environment and rights groups on Thursday launched a j
NGOs seek oil drilling ban in famed mountain gorilla national park
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 21 days ago
KINSHASA - International environment and rights groups on Thursday launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park, Africa's oldest wildlife reserve... Read more
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PhysOrg
NGOs call for oil drilling ban at Africa's Virunga wildlife parkVirunga National Park reopened to tourists last year after being closed for two
NGOs call for oil drilling ban at Africa's Virunga wildlife park
PhysOrg / Posted 21 days ago
Virunga National Park reopened to tourists last year after being closed for two years because of militia violence in the region International environment and rights groups on Thursday launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Today's Slaves Often Work For Enterprises That Destroy The EnvironmentA 2014 report by the United Nations estimates that tens of millions of people i
Today's Slaves Often Work For Enterprises That Destroy The Environment
KPBS San Diego / Posted 22 days ago
A 2014 report by the United Nations estimates that tens of millions of people in the world are currently enslaved. Most of them are in the developing world, where they work in mines, quarries or shrimp farms for no money and without hope of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Namibian Staff At Loudima Demand EvacuationNamibian staff working at the Loudima Institute for Technical and Vocational Tr
Namibian Staff At Loudima Demand Evacuation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
Namibian staff working at the Loudima Institute for Technical and Vocational Training in the Republic of Congo have demanded that government evacuate them from that country, citing security fears as the primary reason. The demands are contained in a... Read more
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The Irish Times
Apple, Samsung linked to suppliers using child labourCongo, the world’s biggest cobalt producer, mined an estimated 67,735 metric to
Apple, Samsung linked to suppliers using child labour
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
Congo, the world’s biggest cobalt producer, mined an estimated 67,735 metric tons of the material last year. While the majority was from industrial operations, as much as 20 per cent may come from artisanal mines in the southeastern Katanga region,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Are companies using cobalt mined by children?Kinshasa - Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Co
Are companies using cobalt mined by children?
iol.co.za / Posted 24 days ago
Kinshasa - Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo and supply mobile-phone and laptop makers such as Apple and Samsung aren’t fully checking their suppliers and may be acquiring the mineral from mines that rely on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Can the UN Patch Things Up in DRC?Kinshasa — A year ago, the Congolese army and MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping forc
Can the UN Patch Things Up in DRC?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
Kinshasa — A year ago, the Congolese army and MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were supposed to launch joint operations to take on Rwandan Hutu rebels. Everything was planned down to the last detail, before a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
China to Help Republic of Congo Concretize SEZ ProgramBrazzaville — The Secretary General of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of Forum
China to Help Republic of Congo Concretize SEZ Program
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Brazzaville — The Secretary General of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Lin Songtian said Monday his country will support the Republic of Congo to concretize its special economic zone (SEZ) program. Lin... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Doubts Plague Congo's Latest Demobilisation ProgrammeA major new attempt to return thousands of rebel fighters to civilian life in t
Doubts Plague Congo's Latest Demobilisation Programme
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
A major new attempt to return thousands of rebel fighters to civilian life in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been beset by delays and is still threatened by funding constraints and continuing insecurity, according to analysts, who also point to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Forgotten War in the EastMambasa — In spite of the death more than a year ago of key commander Paul Sada
The Forgotten War in the East
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
Mambasa — In spite of the death more than a year ago of key commander Paul Sadala, known as "Morgan", his Simba militia continue to wreak havoc in Mambasa, a vast territory of more than 35,000 square kilometres in Ituri Province, in eastern... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Experts Query UN Move to Cut Troops to DRC MissionAs United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended further cut of UN p
Experts Query UN Move to Cut Troops to DRC Mission
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended further cut of UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo, some experts questioned whether the UN's biggest peace operation is even relevant. Ban is recommending that 1,700 troops be cut from the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DR Congo Yet to Decide On Extradition of NtaganzwaThe Congolese government is yet to decide on the extradition of Genocide suspec
DR Congo Yet to Decide On Extradition of Ntaganzwa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
The Congolese government is yet to decide on the extradition of Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa to face justice in Rwanda, a month after he was arrested on its soil. Ntaganzwa, 53, one of the nine top fugitive Genocide suspects, was on December... Read more

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