Following a year of fighting and negotiation between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 rebel group, last month the M23 announced it was ending its military campaign in Eastern Congo, without a formal agreement. The unilateral cessation of hostilities should not be misconstrued as an indication that the fighting is over. Show More Summary
The sky over the Democratic Republic of Congo is now dotted with two white drones—the first unmanned aircraft owned by the United Nations. They took off from the city of Goma on Tuesday, where they will help the UN better monitor rebel...Show More Summary
This week, the U.N. deployed its first unmanned aircraft, over Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as part of its long-running peacekeeping mission in the region. The U.N. said they will be the peacekeepers’ “tool of choice” to observe the movement of militia groups and civilians in region, and emphasized that the craft will be unarmed. Show More Summary
One woman recalled how members of the Congolese army threatened to kill her if she continued to denounce rape and sexual violence committed by the national army.
The United Nations now has its own drone program. Its first unmanned aircraft took off earlier this week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joining some 87 countries with the capability, the organization says it's just keeping up with the world's technological advances. Read more...
The United Nations has turned to spy drones for the first time in its history in an effort to increase pressure in militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, marking both a major technological advancement in the organization's peacekeeping...
On November 13, 2013, the state-run media regulatory board High Council on Freedom of Communication (CSLC), suspended three private weeklies from circulation for nine months in connection with articles they published that were critical of the authorities, according to news reports. The 11 members of the council are hand-picked by...
The United Nations has now started using drones. The UN says for the first time peacekeepers are flying unmanned craft to monitor rebel activity along the Democratic Republic of Congo’s borders between Rwanda and Uganda.
The United Nations currently has fifteen peacekeeping missions around the world, ranging from providing disaster relief in Haiti to alleviating a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since it was founded in 1945, the UN has completed 55 other peacekeeping missions. Show More Summary
In a secure darkened room, Marie, a 36-year-old mother of six, whispers and struggles to make eye-contact. A shoe-trader, she regularly travels by bus to sell her wares in remote parts of the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo....Show More Summary
Thirty-year-old Japanese diplomat Shinya Yamada is accused of embezzling US$260,000 and torching the Japanese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Serious allegations. Leave it to the Japanese media to use a stupid pic. Read more...
Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been touring parts of his country that until recently were in the grip of the M23 rebel militia. Kabila, who has been driving himself in a convoy of 70 vehicles on the...Show More Summary
Okapi photo from Shutterstock The blue-tongued forest giraffe is the latest species to fall under risk of extinction. The animal, also known as the okapi, is the national symbol of the Democratic Republic of Congo and it appears on the nation’s money.
The 17-year quest for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken a significant step in the right direction; however, many concerns remain. This month the Congolese military routed the Rwanda and Uganda-backed M23 and declared an end to its reign of terror against the Congolese people. Show More Summary
The headlines this month that the M23 Rebel outfit of the Democratic Republic of Congo are ready to put down arms has provided a huge boost to the East and Central region. However, another much less reported piece of good news actually...Show More Summary
Democratic Republic of Congo plans to raise government spending next year on the back of forecast economic growth of 8.7 percent. ||| Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo plans to raise government spending next year on the back of forecast economic growth of 8.7 percent, according to a statement from a cabinet meeting. Show More Summary
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s economy may grow 8.7 percent next year as the government increases support for the mining and agricultural industries and small-and medium-sized businesses. ||| Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of...Show More Summary
by Neema Namadamu A year after founding the Maman Shujaa Media Center in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Neema Namadamu celebrates the growing success of this groundbreaking space for women to access technology and connect globally. It's a miracle to me that we are talking right now. Show More Summary
UN forces supported the Congolese army and engaged with M23 rebels in late October.Photo by Carl de Souza/Getty Images The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and M23 rebels are >set to sign a peace agreement Monday that would...Show More Summary