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Congo Republic president says expects referendum over third term

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The President of Congo Republic, Denis Sassou Nguesso, said on Friday he had authorized a public debate on changing the constitution that would allow him to stand next year for a third term, and he expected a referendum would be held soon.

No U.N. troop cut in Congo until progress against Rwandan rebels

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday refused to cut the number of peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo until progress is made in an offensive against Rwandan rebels in the country's east, snubbing government calls for a decrease.

Elephant Massacre Uncovered In Democratic Republic of Congo; 30 Animals Killed In 15 Days

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Dozens of elephants are being slaughtered at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo as armed militants aggressively move into the poaching business, using money from illegal ivory to buy food, weapons and ammunition. The...Show More Summary

Ex-Congo child soldier apologizes at U.N. for 1990s killings

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A former child soldier from Democratic Republic of Congo told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday he was sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12.

Hidden Democratic Republic of Congo museum safeguards endangered tradition

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Perched on a shelf, the "Little Kabila" with the mysterious eyes greets visitors to the Kivu Museum, housed in a Catholic mission but aimed at safeguarding endangered Congolese traditional artefacts some might consider "satanic". The...Show More Summary

Journalists detained, beaten in Democratic Republic of Congo

New York, March 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the right of journalists to do their work without fear of arrest or harm....

Robot Cops are Directing Traffic in The Congo

Image via Inagist Five robotic policemen now tower over the streets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The large, solar-powered machines record traffic violations, write tickets, and direct cars down crowded streets...Show More Summary

The Big Picture: The Congo's solar-powered traffic robocops

While Detroit waits for its Robocop statue, the Democratic Republic of Congo's one-upped The Motor City and installed a quintet of robots to keep an unblinking eye on any traffic-law violators. The Guardian reports that these solar-powered aluminum b...

'Respect The Robot': Giant Robots Oversee Traffic In Kinshasa

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.

Feingold's Departing Remarks to Foggy Bottom Require an Addendum

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) delivered his final speech as the U.S. Special Envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region of central Africa yesterday. Media coverage, unfortunately, has focused only on the possibility that Feingold will seek a rematch against Sen. Show More Summary

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Special Envoy Feingold Expresses Optimism About the Road Ahead for the Great Lakes Region

Today, U.S. Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russell D. Feingold gave his final speech as special envoy at the U.S.

DRC: IMF is ready to resume funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ready to provide a $1 billion (R11.6bn) loan to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when it resumes lending after a two-year suspension as the country prepares for elections. ||| THE INTERNATIONAL...Show More Summary

Courage: Raped by Soldiers in Africa, Impregnated 14-Year-Old Girl Keeps Her Baby

In 2010, 14-year-old Tantine Ngomora was brutally raped by Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda while living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Unfortunately, the DR Congo is known as the rape capital of the world for its epidemic levels of sexual violence and is one of the poorest countries in the world. […]

The documentary that could save Africa’s oldest national park

The Oscar-nominated “Virunga” is offering new hope to a park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Rare Glimpse of Two Volcanic Plumes in Central Africa

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

From a satellite, the plumes venting from two volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo look like clouds. Right now, they're just spewing harmless steam and gas. But that could change. Read more...

Mining: Randgold eyes DRC permits

Randgold said it had made an approach to acquire a majority stake in Dan Gertler’s Moku-Beverendi project, which had exploration permits adjoining its Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ||| RANDGOLD said it had made...Show More Summary

Gbadolite in Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Once a small village on the edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that was barely even mentioned on most maps, Gbadolite was transformed into the extravagant seat of a dictator who changed the face of the country, but now the tiny town is a ruined complex of despotic extravagance gone to seed. Show More Summary

Zambia’s uncertainty taxes investor patience

Plans by Zambia’s new president to reverse a hike in mining royalties may come too late to revive investment in the sector, with confidence among foreign mining companies shaken and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo looking a potential better bet. Show More Summary

AFCON 2015 Final Results: Key Moments from Equatorial Guinea vs. DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo concluded their magnificent AFCON 2015 campaign with a third-placed finish on Saturday, beating hosts Equatorial Guinea, 4-2, on penalties after 90 minutes of football hadn't produced any goals. Both teams far exceeded expectations during the tournament, but in fairness, Saturday's clash wasn't pretty. Show More Summary

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