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Congo government says M23 rebel fighters cross over border from Uganda

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Armed fighters led by the military commander of former Congolese rebel group M23 have crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo from Uganda, Congolese officials said on Sunday.

For Congo's Pygmies, expulsion and forest clearance end a way of life

IDJWI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - On Idjwi, the largest island in Democratic Republic of Congo, a way of life is dying.

DR Congo bishop appeals for UN support for crisis deal

The Catholic bishop behind a key political deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo appealed for support at the UN Security Council on Wednesday as a top UN official warned of potential pitfalls for the accord. The New Year's Eve deal...Show More Summary

How a Few Adventurous Philanthropists Are Changing the Face of Conservation

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Garamba National Park Throughout Africa, daring donors are reshaping conservation models—and luxury travel… Sophy Roberts

26 dead in days of DR Congo clashes over slain militia chief

Over two dozen people have been killed since the start of the year in clashes pitting the Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces against supporters of a slain tribal chief, a local governor said in a statement. "The death toll...Show More Summary

Girls In The DRC Are Choosing To Be Child Soldiers To Escape Poverty

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Many of the children fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s militia groups were abducted and forced to enlist. But researchers have found that girls are joining the groups voluntarily, motivated by a lack of access to education...Show More Summary

UN presses DR Congo for rapid action on crisis deal

The UN Security Council called Wednesday for the rapid and complete implementation of a deal to end the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a unanimous vote approving the measure proposed by France, the 15 members of the council reaffirmed the importance of organizing credible elections before the end of the year. Show More Summary

John F. Calvelli: Awareness of the Ivory Crisis is Taking Shape

In recent years, African nations with large elephant populations such as Kenya, Mozambique, and the Republic of Congo have made powerful statements by... Read more: Origami, Elephants, Ivory, Poaching, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Guinness World Records, 96 Elephants, Wildlife, Conservation, Africa, Green News

How a Dispute Between Comrades in Congo Sparked Africa’s Deadliest War

Near midnight on Monday July 27, 1998, less than two days after Laurent-Désiré Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, returned to Kinshasa from a week-long visit to Cuba, a statement was read out on Congolese state...Show More Summary

Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor

Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people in the southwest Democratic Republic of Congo, a provincial governor told AFP on Thursday. "The rains on the night of Monday to Tuesday have...Show More Summary

Congo opposition leader sentenced to five years in prison

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A court in Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgment that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organize a presidential election next year.

Floods in southwest Congo kill at least 50

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless, authorities told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump to meet with Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou plans to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing political turmoil crisis in Libya and other African issues, Sassou's spokesman said on Monday. Show More Summary

People in Congo Are Living in Fear of the Ugandan Militia—and Their Own Government

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Kambere Kahendo was cooking cassava leaves when the rebels arrived in her village in the northeast part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) one August afternoon. She hurriedly gathered her children inside the house and locked the door, praying the fighters would move on. Moments later, gunshots erupted in the street. Show More Summary

Congo ethnic militia kills 13 civilians in apparent revenge attack

KINSHASA (Reuters) - An ethnic Nande militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 13 Hutu civilians on Sunday with guns and machetes in an apparent revenge attack for the deaths of Nande civilians last week, a local activist said.

Congo talks pause close to deal for Kabila to step down in 2017

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Political parties in Democratic Republic of Congo paused talks on Saturday close to a deal under which President Joseph Kabila would leave power in 2017 and elections would be held the same year, participants at the talks said.

Transforming Patients Into Artists

2016 was a watershed year for Make Music Matter. We primarily work in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to address the prevalence of sexual violence and the subsequent trauma. We believe in, and have witnessed, music as anShow More Summary

Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in 6 years

(University of Warwick) Gambian sleeping sickness -- a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies -- could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Congo security forces killed at least 34 in anti-Kabila protests: HRW

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 34 people during protests this week against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down at the end of his mandate, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

Pope Urges Congolese to be ‘Authors of Peace’ as Kabila Protest Death Toll Rises

Pope Francis has issued a plea for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo as sporadic protests against President Joseph Kabila have so far resulted in more than 20 deaths and almost 300 arrests. Kabila’s second and final presidential...Show More Summary

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