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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

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats on the council during a vote at the UN General Assembly. Show More Summary

Congo elected to U.N. rights council; Britain, U.S. unhappy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

Bodies of ambushed travelers found in eastern Congo: chief

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The bodies of 26 people believed killed after an ambush last week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been discovered, most of them with their hands tied and their necks broken, a local chief said on Sunday.

No Congo election until mid-2019, says electoral commission

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the electoral commission said, a schedule certain to enrage opponents who say Kabila is clinging to power.

Congo militants ambush and kill travellers in northeast - lawmakers

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By Fiston Mahamba GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Militants ambushed a group of about 30 civilians in northeastern Congo and killed many of them before fighting a fierce battle with the army, politicians said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Salah sends Egypt to World Cup for 1st time since 1990

Egypt has qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia by beating Republic of Congo 2-1 at home        

Forgotten Notebooks Chronicled the Lives of Congolese Trees for 20 Years

For close to 60 years, a set of notebooks sat unused in the herbarium at the Yangambi Biological Station in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During the colonial era, this was an agricultural research station, the National Institute for Agronomic Study of the Belgian Congo, or INEAC. Show More Summary

Feronia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Harassment, violence and oppression

Oil palm plantations managed by the Canadian-based agribusiness company FERONIA Inc have been opposed by local residents ever since they were established by the previous owner of the plantations, multinational food company Unilever.Show More Summary

How one man is connecting Kakuma refugee camp to the rest of the world

When Innocent fled his native Democratic Republic of the Congo and arrived in the Kakuma refugee camp in 2009, he felt as if he couldn’t have been any further from the rest of the world. Kakuma is a sprawling settlement in a remote and...Show More Summary

12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DR Congo

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe...Show More Summary

At least 10 dead, 92 missing in eastern Congo floods: local official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.

“California postpones an election to help one of its own”

Derek Muller: A sure sign of political manipulation of an election is delaying it. Troubled states like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Haiti have recently come under United Nations scrutiny for delaying their elections. And then there’s … Continue reading ?

Calls for Republic of the Congo president to free jailed Talassa editor

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Frontières write to Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso, about Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba, editor of the privately owned newspaper Talassa, who has been jailed without charge since January.

Locked in power struggle, Congo army and militia massacred hundreds: report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres that killed hundreds of people between 2014-2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said on Monday.

Refugees From Burundi Killed in Congo, Activists Say

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At least 34 Burundians who had fled political violence at home were killed in a clash with soldiers, according to a civil society group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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