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Pregnant Mothers Dying In DRC Ethnic Conflicts

Pregnant Mothers Dying In DRC Ethnic Conflicts

 PREGNANT women in regions torn apart by ethnic clashes are dying during delivery as conflicts make hospitals inaccessible. At least three women have died in Kabeké in the southeastern Tanganyika Province. The region is affected by long-running conflicts between the Twa and Bantu communities. About 3 000 people live in this locality. As conflicts and […]

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Congo Elections Won’t Be Held Before April 2019

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were due last year won’t be held before April 2019, the electoral commission said, a delay that undermines a pact President Joseph Kabila’s supporters made with his political opponents for him to step down this year. The commission said in a statement that it will need 504 […]

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

DRC Launches Principles For Global Action To Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence With UN, UK Partners

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict […]

Minister Reiterates Call For Aid To DRC Refugees

Minister Reiterates Call For Aid To DRC Refugees

 The Social Welfare minister Wednesday in Luanda reiterated his call to the international community, churches and society, for a relief aid to the 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Angola. Gonçalves Muandumba was speaking to journalists after a ceremony of symbolic delivery of a kit of reproductive health material by the […]

Diggers, Drivers, Diamonds: How Congo’s Zoe Kabila Makes Money

Diggers, Drivers, Diamonds: How Congo’s Zoe Kabila Makes Money

Zoe Kabila, the brother of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, owns a business empire that encompasses everything from tourism to mining. His companies have sold diamonds, owned a luxury hotel on Congo’s Atlantic coast, built roads, invested in farming, set up a fast-food franchise and printed driver’s licenses, according to a review of corporate filings obtained […]

Congo Talks Near Deal For Kabila To Step Down in 2017

Congo Talks Near Deal For Kabila To Step Down in 2017

Political rivals in Democratic Republic of Congo neared a deal on Saturday for President Joseph Kabila to leave power in 2017 after dozens of people were killed during protests this week at the end of his mandate. Under the agreement, elections would be held next year and Kabila, who took power in Africa’s fourth most […]

DRC Receives Better World Award for Progress in Addressing Sexual Violence

DRC Receives Better World Award for Progress in Addressing Sexual Violence

On June 22nd, Evariste Boshab, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Interior and Security, hosted an event at the Fleuve Congo Hotel in Kinshasa on behalf of President Joseph Kabila, in honor of the Better World Award. The award was presented to the Office of the Personal Representative in Charge of the Fight against […]

Elephant Poachers Kill Rangers, Wound Swedish Park Manager in Congo

Elephant Poachers Kill Rangers, Wound Swedish Park Manager in Congo

Elephant poachers killed three rangers in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Garamba wildlife park and wounded two other people including the Swedish park manager, environmental officials said. One of the rangers was found dead near the site of the Saturday attack, said African Parks, which manages the UNESCO world heritage site. U.S. forces in the area […]

The Secret War Crime

The Secret War Crime

First they shot her husband. Then the soldiers killed her two sons, ages 5 and 7. When the uniformed men yanked her daughter from her hands next, Mary didn’t think it could get any worse. Mary and her family were members of the Nuer tribe in South Sudan, caught up in a vicious power struggle […]

South African court to try misconduct cases against peacekeepers in Congo

South African court to try misconduct cases against peacekeepers in Congo

A mobile South African military court has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try 32 South African peacekeepers accused of misconduct, the U.N. mission in Congo said on Friday. U.N. peacekeeping missions have been dogged by accusations of sexual abuse. The United Nations reported 99 such allegations against staff members across the U.N. […]

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