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Nepalese Superintendent in DR Congo Is UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

Nepalese Superintendent in DR Congo Is UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

A Nepalese peacekeeper serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was on Friday named the recipient of the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award. Superintendent Sangya Malla with the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO, is Chief of its Police Health and Environment Unit, based in the capital, Kinshasa. Ms. Malla, […]

At Least 30 Dead, Dozens Missing In Congo’s Boat Accident

At Least 30 Dead, Dozens Missing In Congo’s Boat Accident

At least 30 people have died and around 200 more are missing after a boat sank on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ferry accidents are common in Congo, with boats frequently overloaded and lacking life vests. At least 30 people have died and dozens more were missing on Sunday after a boat […]

Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields In Congo Due To ‘Magical Powers’

Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields In Congo Due To ‘Magical Powers’

Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had “magical powers” during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said its research into the […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Malaria ‘Out of Control’ With Sick Children Dying at Home – Charity

Congo-Kinshasa: Malaria ‘Out of Control’ With Sick Children Dying at Home – Charity

“They cannot go to the hospital just because they cannot afford the price (of treatment) and whole logistics (of getting there)” Malaria in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “out of control” with many parents letting their sick children die at home because they cannot afford treatment, a medical charity said as it ramps […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Steps Up Drive to Curb Sexual Violence, Shake Off ‘Rape Capital’ Tag

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Steps Up Drive to Curb Sexual Violence, Shake Off ‘Rape Capital’ Tag

London — Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is stepping up efforts to combat rape in a bid to shake off the label of being the “rape capital of the world”, the presidential adviser on sexual violence said on Thursday. Sexual violence in Congo is often regarded as a by-product of years of fighting in the […]