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This woman leads the fight against sexual violence in DRC

Jeanine Mabunda Lioko is in charge of the fight to end rape and child recruitment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We should not accept the indignity of women and children being used in armed conflict," she says in an interview with Michael Gerson of the ONE Campaign.

U.N. cuts aid to ex-rebels in Congo, urges state to step in

KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers said on Wednesday they would have to cut rations for 6,800 ex-rebels and their families left in limbo in government camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming a shortage of funds and calling for the state to step in.

How SEC Chair Mary Jo White Gave Congolese Warlords Some Unexpected Help

WASHINGTON -- Warlords in the Democratic Republic of Congo got some help from two conservative judges on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruled against part of a key regulation on conflict minerals.Show More Summary

Congo to investigate soldier rape charges in Central African Republic

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while serving in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in neighboring Central African Republic, the justice minister said on Thursday.

Howard Buffett bets on hydropower to rebuild eastern Congo

By Aaron Ross MATEBE, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - U.S. philanthropist Howard Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren, is pouring millions of dollars into power projects in war-torn Congo, betting that private investment...Show More Summary

lionofchaeronea: Emangungu (plank mask) of the Bembe people,...

lionofchaeronea: Emangungu (plank mask) of the Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Artist unknown; prob. early 20th century.  Now in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Photos of Landmark Africa Rape Trial Garner Prize

In a courtroom in Minova, a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a woman stands in an elaborate black veil with accents of lace, holding a microphone. A survivor of rape, she is testifying in a landmark trial against...Show More Summary

These Untitled Photos of the Republic of Congo Leave Viewers to Find Their Own Interpretations

Compared to its larger Central African neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo has not been widely documented. Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin provide plenty of visual records in their book, Congo, which Aperture...Show More Summary

Congo charges 34 with genocide in inter-ethnic fighting

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday he had charged 34 people with genocide and crimes against humanity in inter-ethnic violence in the country's southeast.

DRC's Edible Insects

Entomophagy in the DRC on Al Jazeera: DRC Bugs on the MenuBugs are on the menu in the Democratic Republic of Congo – health experts hope the old tradition will make a strong comeback and reduce hunger.Posted by AJ+ on Friday, July 24, 2015

Celebrated DR Congo photographer Katembo Siku passed away at a university clinic at 36

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Acclaimed Congolese photographer Kiripi Katembo Siku, known for his striking pictures of life reflected in puddles of water, died Wednesday at the age of 36. Katembo Siku passed away at a university clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa, said Christian Kisavu, communications manager at the local French Institute. Show More Summary

Gunfight in the Gorilla Park

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of three adjoining natural reserves — the others are in Uganda and Rwanda — that contain the only remaining habitat of the world’s roughly 800 mountain gorillas. Virunga’s Congolese rangers protect the park from poachers and rebels. It’s dangerous...

At least three killed in eastern Congo quake

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck eastern Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday killed at least three people, the government spokesman said.

Bonobos Talk Like Babies, Says Scientific Study Of The Endangered Apes

Bonobos talk lake babies, says a recent study on the endangered great apes, CNN is reporting. Bonobos, if you’re not aware, are an endangered species of great ape found only in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Largely...Show More Summary

A Maternal Rite of Passage in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In the lush forests that make up the Western reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo, new first-time mothers from the Ekonda tribe follow a strict ritual meant to protect their newborns, elevate their spirits, and bring prestige to their families. Show More Summary

Why one city in Congo is astonishingly stable and prosperous.

Several years ago, I got a request from some officials at a well-known international organization, wondering if we could chat about the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. After some polite conversation about my own research, my inquisitors got...Show More Summary

Machimana stops Mudimba in the third round

By Ron Jackson Former South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana returned to action after twenty months to knockout Mugabon Mudimba from Democratic Republic of the Congo in the third round, at Primrose near Germiston on Friday night. Machimana proved that … Continue reading ? The post Machimana stops Mudimba in the third round appeared first on Boxing News.

The Hidden Danger of Marijuana Edibles

The death of 19 year old Levy Thamba Pongi, a Wyoming exchange student from the Republic of Congo visiting Colorado in March of 2014, who ate a marijuana cookie deserves special mention in light of the growing trend toward legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. It offers a stark reminder [...]

From Cindy McCain: Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Cindy McCain Cindy McCain is the July, 2015 curator of ONE Girls and Women. Throughout the month she will be sharing stories about several humanitarian causes. This week, she’s focusing on female empowerment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I just returned from Congo and I find it difficult to adequately communicate the incredible…

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain explores the cultural vitality of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A place of extraordinary cultural vitality, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be honored in the Beauté Congo ? 1926-2015 ? Congo Kitoko exhibition presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l?art contemporain with André Magnin, Chief Curator. Show More Summary

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