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Gold ETF’s Assets See Big One-Day Drawdown

Bloomberg News A mine worker spray cleans a newly molded gold bar in a water tank during processing at the Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), the market’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, sold more gold on Tuesday than any day since June 2013, according to Bloomberg. It’s [...]

Democratic Republic of Congo's Dr. Mukwege: ‘How Can One Stay Silent’ in the Face of Sexual Violence?

Dr. Denis Mukwege moved some European parliament members to tears with his speech accepting the 2014 Sakharov Award on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The Conflict Minerals Law: Kickstarting Change in the Congo

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act -- "the conflict minerals" clause -- has attracted controversy concerning its effects on the ground in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the broader region whose conflicts the law intends to allay. Show More Summary

Hundreds of M23 rebels escape repatriation

Almost 1,000 M3 rebels flee over safety concerns as Uganda tries to repatriate them to Democratic Republic of Congo.

In North Korea, different recollections of Kim Jong Il on the third anniversary of his death

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Congratulatory message from the outcast Syrian president? Check. Floral tributes from the president of Guinea and the communist parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin? Check. Fawning coverage in the Russian press? Check. It’s that time again in North Korea: Time to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the […]

Ferry Capsizing Kills at Least 129 in Congo

At least 129 people are dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an overcrowded vessel sank on Lake Tanganyika in the early hours of Friday morning.   According to Laurent Kahozi Sumba,

Never Satisfied

Serge Ibaka has improved to become a vital member of a title contender. More impressive is the philanthropic work he does in the Republic of the Congo. The post Never Satisfied appeared first on SLAMonline.

How to cut militias off from gold and mineral mines in Congo

Few parts of the world have been more ravaged by war and violence over the last two decades than the Democratic Republic of Congo. That's been made possible, in part, by the mines in the eastern part of the country that offer up tin, tungsten and tantalum — the 3Ts, as they're known...

Edible Insect Farming - Entomophagy in the DRC

In the Mini-Livestock space, a FAO-DRC initiative: Insects offer high protein, fat and micronutrients content. Market surveys show that insects are already part of traditional diets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and that local people would readily eat more if available. Show More Summary

The human cost of conflict-free minerals

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Serge Patrick, father of three, used to own a refrigerator. He was proud of it; the appliance was a sign of prestige in his neighborhood. But when he lost his job as a miner and there was no foodShow More Summary

Congolese doctor receives EU prize for helping rape victims

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Doctor Denis Mukwege received the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Wednesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. European Parliament president Martin Schulz, who presented the 59-year-old with the award at...

Authorities order radio stations to be closed in the DRC

Nairobi, November 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop meddling with radio station broadcasts in the country. The Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende has called for the shutdown of several radio stations in recent weeks, and a few...

Woolgathering Catastrophe in Congo

Trying to tell the stories of the latest human catastrophes in the Democratic Republic of Congo feels like woolgathering. Not the popular definition of a "flight of fancy," or Patti Smith's phantom woolgatherers clothed in "strange archaic cap and dress," in her magnificent story/poem Woolgathering. Show More Summary

At least 50 people killed in Congo ax massacre

At least 50 people have been killed by ax-wielding attackers wearing soldier's uniforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 24 August, WHO was notified by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jeera County, Equateur Province. This outbreak, which is unrelated to that affecting West Africa, caused a totalShow More Summary

AFCON Pendulum Swings Back to South Africa as Fallen Champs Nigeria Lick Wounds

Finally, for the first time since their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Republic of Congo, Nigeria had their destiny in their own hands. Having beaten the Republic of Congo 2-0 away in their penultimate match, Nigeria...Show More Summary

Bizarre mapping error puts newly discovered species in jeopardy

Scientists in the Democratic Republic of Congo have discovered a new species of plant living in a remote rift valley escarpment that’s supposed to be inside of a protected area. But an administrative mapping error puts the reserve’s borders some 50 kilometers west of the actual location.

Your Daily Dose of DOOM! The Polio Vaccine Edition

Well, this isn’t good news: In 2010, a large outbreak of poliomyelitis with unusual 47% lethality occurred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Vaccine-mediated immunity against the outbreak virus was never investigated. A wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) isolated from a … Continue reading ?

Ebola in The Congo: A new strain of the virus

While an Ebola epidemic has been raging in West Africa since March 2014, an outbreak of this hemorrhagic fever occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in August, leaving fears over the virus' spread to Central Africa. A...Show More Summary

Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo: A new strain of the virus

While an Ebola epidemic has been raging in West Africa since March 2014, an outbreak of this hemorrhagic fever occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in August, leaving fears over the virus' spread to Central Africa.  A new study confirms that it is an Ebola epidemic. Show More Summary

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