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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

3 weeks 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

Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday.

Mining: DRC discloses sale to Mutanda

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Gecamines disclosed the sale of a copper mine to Glencore’s Mutanda unit after the International Monetary Fund and the Carter Center criticised its lack of transparency. ||| THE Democratic RepublicShow More Summary

Congo Live: The Authentic Voice of the Congolese People

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to the deadliest conflict in the world since World War Two, according to the International Rescue Committee. An estimated six million people have perished in the DRC since 1996 both as a direct result of killings and the impact of the war on livelihoods. Show More Summary

Lax rules put Congo's forests, key carbon reserve, at risk

Without new conservation efforts, the Democratic Republic of Congo could lose up to 20 percent of its forests, unleashing a 60 percent increase in carbon emissions from one of the largest carbon reserves in the world, a new study sh...

Glencore unit in unannounced deal in DRC

Gecamines, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-owned mining company, with a local partner sold a mining concession to Glencore’s Mutanda copper and cobalt venture without announcing the deal. ||| Michael J. Kavanagh and Franz Wild...Show More Summary

Congolese Children, Adopted Years Ago, May Soon Be Permitted to Travel to New Homes

At least 12 children have died during the Democratic Republic of Congo's years-long suspension of their exit permits.

In 1976, the Ebola virus leapt from its animal reservoir into a human host, igniting the first recor

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1976, the Ebola virus leapt from its animal reservoir into a human host, igniting the first recorded outbreak of the virus in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. But a newly published investigation assesses whether Ebola may have infected humans as early as 2,400 years ago—in ancient Greece. Read more...

DRC adopts new hydrocarbons code

Lawmakers in the DRC have adopted a new hydrocarbons code that the country hopes will allow it to draw more benefits from its expanding oil sector. ||| Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo lawmakers have adopted a new hydrocarbons code that the country hopes will allow it to draw more benefits from its expanding oil sector. Show More Summary

Comment from the June 22, 2015, Issue

In “Coming to Terms,” Philip Gourevitch writes about coups, democracy, and the difficulties in transferring power in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burkina Faso.

NGOs demand release of detained pro-democracy activists in Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 200 domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) called on Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday to release two young activists arrested in March during a raid on a pro-democracy meeting in the capital Kinshasa.

Congo president joins fight against ‘blood ivory’ with 5-ton burn

Congo-Brazzaville, the nation officially known as the Republic of the Congo, has joined the ranks of nations standing ground against illegal ivory poaching, by torching an enormous pile of seized elephant ivory several weeks ago. President Denis Sassou

U.N. deploys troops, helicopters to back Congo in fight with rebels

KINSHASA (Reuters) - U.N. forces have deployed ground troops, attack helicopters and drones to support a campaign by Democratic Republic of Congo's army against rebels in the northeast of the country, the head of its U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday.

DRC: Forecast for growth slashed

Democratic Republic of Congo’s central bank has cut its 2015 economic growth forecast to 9.2 percent, from an earlier prediction of 10.3 percent, it said. ||| THE Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) central bank had cut its 2015 economic growth forecast to 9.2 percent, from an earlier prediction of 10.3 percent, it said. Show More Summary

The Democratic Republic of Congo might break up its provinces. Then what?

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – a country the size of Western Europe with a population of about 70 million – plans are underway to divide its existing 11 provinces into 26. Known in the DRC as découpage, this policy was mandated in the new 2006 constitution, but has yet to be carried […]

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