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Floods in DRC, Sierra Leone linked to climate change

Deadly floods in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone have raised questions about Africa's ability to adapt to climate change. Both landslides occured after torrential rains, creating major challenges for town and country planners.

Death toll in DR Congo landslide climbs to 140

The death toll from a landslide that swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 140, the government said Monday. "We estimate that there at least a hundred bodies buriedShow More Summary

Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri governor

DAKAR (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to have killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.

US wants 'full investigation' into DRCongo death of UN experts

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a "full investigation" into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Sharp, a US citizen, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean...Show More Summary

Forty killed in landslide in eastern Congo, vice governor says

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Forty people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday.

U.N. inquiry finds Congolese militia likely killed U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations inquiry found that two U.N. investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved."

Conflict leaves millions hungry in DR Congo, UN warns

Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN food agencies said Monday. ?Food security and nutrition... are deteriorating in many...Show More Summary

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

New York, August 10, 2017--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect...

Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests

New York, August 3, 2017--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Why is Canada Spending $97 Million Funding Abortions in Africa?

Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, recently announced $97 million in funding for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in line with Canada’s “Feminist International Assistance Policy”. This funding comes in the context of 20 years of violent internal conflicts in the DRC. Currently, their president is 6 months past the expiration of his […]

At least one dead, 20 escape in latest Congo prison break

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and an estimated 20 inmates escaped in a prison break in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Bukavu on Friday, the mayor said.

What Is This Art Gallery Doing on a Congolese Palm-Oil Plantation?

In April 2017 an art gallery opened in an improbable place—on a former palm oil plantation in Lusanga, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Located more than 400 miles southeast of the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, the town is remote and impoverished. Show More Summary

Wanted Congo warlord surrenders to U.N. forces

KINSHASA (Reuters) - One of Democratic Republic of Congo's most notorious warlords, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for alleged crimes against humanity, surrendered to U.N. peacekeepers on Wednesday, the U.N. mission in Congo (MONUSCO) said.

Ebola Aftermath: Restoring Trust in Hospitals in Guinea

In the aftermath of the 2014-2016 epidemic and in the face of its reemergence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, USAID is working with partners, communities and policymakers to help Guinea recover and stay resilient. Through a combination...Show More Summary

US opposes seat for DRCongo at UN rights council

The United States on Wednesday berated African countries for backing a bid by the Democratic Republic of Congo to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country. The Geneva-based...Show More Summary

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRCongo

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July, the UN mission there announced Wednesday, describing it as a change in operational style. But the closures come against the background of cuts to the overall peacekeeping budget pushed through under pressure from the United States. Show More Summary

DR Congo may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues. In a confidential report seen by AFP on Tuesday, the group of experts says...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Murdered U.N. experts talked travel with Congo militia family - report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two United Nations sanctions monitors in Democratic Republic of Congo discussed their travel plans with family representatives of a late militia leader the day before they were murdered while investigating the group, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Total: Congo Crude Exports Unaffected by Port Strike

French oil and gas company Total said on Monday that crude exports from its Djeno terminal in Congo Republic was ongoing and unaffected following a strike last week and the sinking of a loading buoy in an unrelated accident. Traders said on…

Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

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Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. Show More Summary

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