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In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery. The UN has estimated more than 2.4 billion people worldwide are in a similar situation, with Sunday's World Toilet Day planned to raise awareness. Show More Summary

Congo crisis on a par with Iraq, Syria and Yemen – and getting worse by the day

UN warns that conflict, cholera and internal tumult have forced 4 million people and counting from their homes, with aid increasingly hard to deliver Violence and ethnic and political unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have propelled the country to the same level of crisis as Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Show More Summary

DR Congo makes arrests ahead of anti-Kabila protests

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday stifled street protests against the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, making several dozen arrests according to campaign groups, despite a UN appeal to allow peaceful demonstrations. Show More Summary

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

About 30 killed when train derails, catches fire in Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - About 30 people were killed and more than two dozen injured when a train derailed then caught fire in Democratic Republic of Congo, a provincial governor said on Monday.

East Congo militiamen go on trial for raping children

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims' rights activists said.

Everton's Baningime, 19, yet to decide international future

Everton midfielder Beni Baningime, 19, says he has yet to consider whether to play for England or the Democratic Republic of Congo at international level.

U.S. envoy Haley's blunt diplomacy targets South Sudan, Congo

JUBA, South Sudan/KITCHANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In a mountainous camp for displaced Congolese, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley wrapped her arm around an inconsolable woman who recounted being raped twice.

Would Haley replace Tillerson at State? She says, ‘no.’

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Friday she is tired of speculation that she may soon replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying in an interview that she would reject the offer if it came. “I would say no,” she said. Haley spoke at the end of a three-nation African […]

Trump envoy tells DR Congo elections must be held in 2018

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold elections next year, rather than delay them until 2019, if it wanted to count on American backing. "Elections must be held in 2018, (otherwise)...Show More Summary

U.S. says Congo must hold long-delayed election by end of 2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo must hold a long-delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila by the end of next year or the vote will lose international support, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Friday.

U.S. envoy Haley makes emotional visit to Congo displaced camp

KITCHANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was moved to tears on Thursday after visiting a nearly decade-old camp for Congolese displaced by violence in the country's east, and insisted there has to be a way to hold "safe and fair elections."

Nikki Haley's Africa Trip Is about Fixing Obama's Mistakes

Ambassaor Haley has a chance to correct the Obama administration's errors in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

US ambassador Haley arrives in DR Congo

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived Wednesday evening in Kinshasa on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo which is in the grip of a political and humanitarian crisis. She arrived aboard a military plane accompanied by more than 30 people, an airport source said. Show More Summary

Congolese Bank Accused of Violating US Sanctions Against Hezbollah, report

A Congolese bank’s handling of funds allegedly tied to a U.S.-blacklisted Lebanese-militia In apparent violation of U.S. sanctions, a Congolese bank the BGFIBank in the Democratic Republic of the Congo processed U.S. dollar transactions for three Lebanese brothers and several firms they controlled even after they were designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for acting […]

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. Haley will meet with officials from the African Union...Show More Summary

Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Chapel Hill, NC - Hepatitis C virus is a curable infectious disease, but treatment remains unavailable in resource-limited settings like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ministry of Health asked the University of North...Show More Summary

Researchers Define Burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

‘How do I know she’s being forced?’: New exhibit reveals the dark underbelly of human trafficking

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Credit: Kay Chernush Where does human trafficking take place? In Russia, China, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and… all over the United States. Labor trafficking occurs in elder care, nail salons, babysitting. Sex trafficking is happening to runaway teens, an issue highlighted earlier this year after the Washington D.C. Show More Summary

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