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Do Not Treat Sexual Violence As Taboo’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Denis Mukwege

Do Not Treat Sexual Violence As Taboo’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Denis Mukwege

If all men would act and think like Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, it would be a better world. DW’s Susanne Krauß met the Nobel Peace Prize winner also referred to as the ‘miracle doctor’ at his Panzi hospital. Congolese gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in the provincial capital Bukavu. The 63-year-old physician […]

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba should be declared ineligible to stand in a presidential election in December because of a witness tampering conviction at The Hague, President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition said on Friday. The constitutional court decides who can contest the election and the coalition has no formal role but its view is likely […]

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Congo Contenders: The Key Figures Expected to Run for President

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila evoked former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko when he addressed lawmakers anxious to hear whether he’ll run for president again. “I know why there is some tension in the room,” he told the packed chambers of parliament in the capital, Kinshasa, on July 20. “It’s because there are those […]

Congo’s Kabila Says Election On Track But Stays Mum On Own Future

Congo’s Kabila Says Election On Track But Stays Mum On Own Future

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.   Kabila is barred by the constitution from seeking a third term in the election but […]

Congo Mining Code Regulations Signed Into Law – Aides

Congo Mining Code Regulations Signed Into Law – Aides

Regulations to implement Congo’s new mining code have been signed into law with no changes, advisers to the prime minister told Reuters on Saturday, despite objections from mining firms that have been threatening legal action. Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala signed the regulations into law overnight, his adviser Patrick Mutombo Buzangu told Reuters by telephone, but […]

USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million To Combat Ebola

USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million To Combat Ebola

Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage.   This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of […]

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is putting its own short-term interests over the well-being of the Congolese people. It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today’s international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for emergency assistance to over 13 million people in […]

Eight in Ten Congolese Disapprove Of President Kabila – Poll

Eight in Ten Congolese Disapprove Of President Kabila – Poll

Eight in ten Congolese have an unfavourable opinion of President Joseph Kabila – but nearly seven in ten don’t think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a published national poll. The survey, conducted last month by the Congo Research Group at New York University and Congolese polling firm BERCI, gives […]

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about 1.4 million residents of Congo’s Kasai region have been displaced by violence that has killed more […]

Mad Scramble for Lithium Mines Stretches From Congo to Cornwall

Mad Scramble for Lithium Mines Stretches From Congo to Cornwall

For evidence of just how hot battery ingredient lithium is right now, look no further than Australia’s AVZ Minerals Ltd. A penny stock until a few months ago, the mining hopeful has surged about 1,500 percent this year. The proposition: recasting a remote, century-old tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a supplier […]

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