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UN to cut back DR Congo peacekeeping force: draft resolution

The United Nations Security Council will vote Friday to cut the number of troops and police in its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo by around seven percent. The lawless central African giant is under pressure to hold key elections this year, despite fighting between armed factions, political chaos and widespread corruption. Show More Summary

Bodies of two U.N. investigators found in Congo -government

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By Joe Bavier ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two U.N. investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Haley: American UN Investigator 'Killed Senselessly' in Congo

Two UN human rights investigators, one American and one Swedish, were discovered in shallow graves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-- which...

Body of American UN Worker Michael Sharp found in shallow grave in Congo

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations were found in a shallow grave in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than two weeks after they disappeared, the U.N. confirmed Tuesday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

U.S. envoy says U.N. aiding 'corrupt' Congo government

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are aiding a government that is "corrupt and preys on its citizens."

U.N. Human Rights Investigators Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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An American, Michael Sharp, and a Swede, Zaida Catalan, went missing while traveling in the country. Authorities confirmed Tuesday their remains, and those of their interpreter, were found.

Bodies of 2 U.N. Researchers Are Found in a Shallow Grave in Congo

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Michael Sharp of Kansas and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating a new rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bodies found in Congo likely those of U.N. investigators -government

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The remains of two U.N. investigators who went missing earlier this month are likely among bodies discovered by villagers in central Democratic Republic of Congo, the father of one victim and Congo's government spokesman said on Tuesday Michael Sharp, a U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. wants quarter cut to U.N. Congo troop cap, others warn wrong time

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States wants to cut by a quarter the troop cap for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, said diplomats, despite warnings by France and others against drastic changes to the world body's largest and most expensive operation.

Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurrection in the region began last August.

ICC orders Congo warlord to compensate victims

In a first, the International Criminal Court has told a convicted warlord to pay damages to his victims. The order of $1m will apply collectively to the 297 victims of a 2003 attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, conducted by Germain Katanga. The victims will also receive a symbolic sum of $250 (230 euros), probably by an independent charity.

SPICY: Discovery of new ginger species spices up African wildlife surveys

(Wildlife Conservation Society) Scientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif -- a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.

ICC gives Jean-Pierre Bemba extra year in prison

Jailed ex-VP of the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced to an additional year in prison for corruption by the ICC.

France warns against big cuts to UN mission in DR Congo

France warned Tuesday that drastic cuts to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to "playing with fire" as the country faces election turmoil. "The DRC is at a crossroads," said...Show More Summary

Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence

TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters last month were dumped into a mass grave following intense clashes.

Neema Food London

In the UK:Neema is the Swahili word for Grace. It is my African name and means unmerited favour. Neema encapsulates the delicious central African cuisine of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where for centuries the food has remained traditional. Show More Summary

UN presses search for foreign experts kidnapped in DR Congo

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday said its troops were pressing ahead with a search for two foreign experts who were kidnapped in the violence-wracked central Kasai region. "The search is ongoing... Show More Summary

Dad: American UN worker kidnapped in Congo strived for peace

The father of an American United Nations worker who was among six people kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo says his son has been doing humanitarian work and has … Click to Continue »

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