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Congo Arrests Rebel Leader Wanted For Mass Rape

Congo Arrests Rebel Leader Wanted For Mass Rape

A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said on Thursday. Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko, leader of the widely feared Raia Mutomboki militia, was captured on Tuesday in South Kivu’s Shabunda territory after being wounded in a firefight, army spokesman Dieudonne Kasereka said. Raia […]

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

Pregnant Women Exposed To Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

Pregnant Women Exposed To Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

An independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding women in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo be vaccinated against the deadly Ebola virus. Latest WHO figures put the number of Ebola cases in the DRC at 853, including 521 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in August. […]

IFRC Teams Up With Centres For Disease Control In Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Congo

IFRC Teams Up With Centres For Disease Control In  Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Congo

A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has teamed up with the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect, analyze […]

Bolewa Sabourin Promotes Dance Therapy For Victims Of Sexual Violence In DRC

Bolewa Sabourin Promotes Dance Therapy For Victims Of Sexual Violence In DRC

French-Congolese choreographer and dancer Bolewa Sabourin is the force behind Re-Creation, a project that uses dance to provide therapeutic support to female victims of rape and sexual assault in the Kivu region of eastern DRC. Born to a Congolese father who was the dance teacher of his French mother, 33-year-old Bolewa Sabourin was destined to […]

Violence Sends Thousands Fleeing To DR Congo

Violence Sends Thousands Fleeing To DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Clashes between the South Sudanese army and a rebel group, the National Salvation Front or NAS, broke out on January 19. […]

The Historic Peaceful Transition Of Power In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Historic Peaceful Transition Of Power In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

After a disputed election, Felix Tshisekedi is the new president of DRC. Not an easy job, says DW’s Andrea Schmidt, especially since he only won with the help of the former Kabila administration. The good news is that, for the first time in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there has beena […]

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Twice a week, Mama Mwatatu rises early and makes a two-hour trek from her home in Beni’s Cité Belge neighbourhood in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the local radio station. For the past 12 years, she has hosted a call-in radio talk show called “Women and Development” and has a devoted […]

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

The Democratic Republic of Congo voted Sunday for a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila after a tense campaign the opposition said was marred by crackdowns and disruptions. Kabila’s handpicked successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, is running for the ruling coalition and faces strong challenges from opposition alliances headed by Felix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu. The […]

Election Delayed In The DRC

Election Delayed In The DRC

The announcement marked the latest step in a two-year saga of vote delays in Kinshasa. The presidential election is meant to mark Congo’s first democratic transition of power. The Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday that the country’s long-delayed presidential election will likely be postponed again. Set to take […]

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