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lionofchaeronea: Kifwebe (striated face mask) of the Luba...

6 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: Kifwebe (striated face mask) of the Luba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Now in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium.

U.N. says Congo failed to properly vet Central African Republic troops

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it is in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo about the country's future involvement in a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic because it had not adequately vetted its troops.

Rich Praise for Poor Nation’s Emissions Targets

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network Analysts say the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the world’s poorest countries, has more credible plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from forestry than several more developed states.

Big Oil and the SEC Delay Transparency Law for 4 Years

A copper mine in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: FreeportMcMoRan) All over the world, politically active citizens and grass roots organizations are surely disappointed that the U.S. oil industry has for more than 4...Show More Summary

Congolese troops raped 14 women in three days, says U.N. office

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Government soldiers raped 14 women over a three-day period in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the human rights office of the U.N. mission in Congo said in a report on Wednesday.

Congo police fire teargas at stone-throwing students

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo fired teargas on Wednesday to disperse stone-throwing students whose protest against a feared increase in school fees is the latest sign of unrest ahead of a tense election season.

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Congo Releases 72 Adopted Children to Families in US, Europe After 2-Year Wait

The Democratic Republic of Congo has finally granted 72 adopted children permission to go live with their adoptive families in Europe and North America after the children were forced to wait two years for clearance to leave the coun...

Echoes of 'Francafrique' haunt central African democracy

DAKAR (Reuters) - On the day of a vote to allow Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his 31 years in power, opposition leader Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas was under house arrest and eating canned food smuggled in by the French ambassador.

Congo's Kabila should receive immunity, says main opponent Katumbi

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila should be granted immunity from prosecution after he leaves office, said Moise Katumbi, the popular former governor widely considered the frontrunner to replace him.

Police fire tear gas at anti-government crowd in Congo's Lubumbashi

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at hundreds of people armed with sticks and shovels protesting the arrest of several youth leaders in Congo's second largest city of Lubumbashi on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.

Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims

Scientists looked at data from nearly 1,000 cases over 38 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has experienced more Ebola outbreaks than any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976.

Fourteen kidnapped aid workers released in eastern Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Fourteen aid workers kidnapped two days ago by unidentified assailants in the eastern Rutshuru region of Democratic Republic of Congo have been released, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims

A retrospective study of Ebola epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suggested that each day of delay in hospital admittance was associated with an 11% increased risk of death for Ebola patients during epidemics. read ...

Fourteen humanitarian workers kidnapped in eastern Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Fourteen humanitarian workers have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest in a spate of hostage-takings in the region, the United Nations and local activists said on Monday.

Dodd-Frank and Death in the Congo

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law was supposed to reduce violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by imposing a de facto embargo on tin, tungsten, and tantalum—the so-called 3T minerals—mined in militia-controlled territories. Show More Summary

Congo’s Space Program

Deep in the hills of the Democratic Republic of Congo, you’ll find men and women hard at work providing a living for their family. You might find some working in one of the nation’s mines which are rich in natural resources.  Others will be working the farms or participating in one of many diverse cultural customs. Show More Summary

Congo polls must be delayed '2-4 years': ruling coalition spokesman

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo is not ready for a series of elections, including a presidential vote, scheduled over the next year and the voting calendar should be pushed back by up to four years, a ruling coalition spokesman said on Saturday.

Vice president of Congo elections commission resigns

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The vice president of Democratic Republic of Congo's election commission resigned on Saturday, a source at the presidency said, throwing the country's troubled election process into further turmoil.

This Ebola-Type Fever is Named After a Town in Germany

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ebola is a filovirus, and although it is the best-known of the Filovirdae, it’s no worse than its cousin, Marburg virus. One is named for the Ebola river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the other is named for a town in Germany. But how did a virus from Africa get a German name? Read more...

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