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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

Why I Want You to Watch Virunga

Virunga is an important movie for many reasons. A call to action, and a sobering account of how many competing forces are at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the perils of global capitalism, the lingering effects of colonialism, an endangered environment, etc. Show More Summary

Why I Want You to Watch Virunga

Virunga is an important movie for many reasons. A call to action, and a sobering account of how many competing forces are at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the perils of global capitalism, the lingering effects of colonialism, an endangered environment, etc. Show More Summary

Why I Want You to Watch Virunga

Virunga is an important movie for many reasons. A call to action, and a sobering account of how many competing forces are at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the perils of global capitalism, the lingering effects of colonialism, an endangered environment, etc. Show More Summary

Randgold output rises as DRC mine ramps up

The chief executive of Randgold Resources said production will be towards the top end of the miner's full-year forecast as its big new project in the Democratic Republic of Congo picks up speed. ||| London - The chief executive of Randgold...Show More Summary

Suspected Terrorist Stoned To Death, Burnt And Eaten By Angry Mob In Congo

A suspected terrorist was dragged out of a bus, stoned to death, burnt and his remains eaten by a mob of angry people in Beni, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports Reuters. According to witnesses, the man was suspected...Show More Summary

Silent massacre: A month of slaughter in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Editor's note: Some may find the imagery below to be disturbing. Throughout October, the death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been steadily increasing. Rebel groups have carried out a series of seemingly arbitrary killings and kidnappings against civilians, murdering men, women and children with machetes, batons and axes. Show More Summary

Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman: 40 years later, a rumble reverberates

Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, George Foreman is a religious minister with seven daughters, and five sons all named George, and Muhammad Ali is locked in a state of Parkinson's disease.

Celebrating the Girls Who Can

Carine Birungi's story is both a commonplace tale in eastern Congo and the poignant account of an individual life turned upside down. The 19-year-old grew up in Shari in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where her father Faustin owned around 150 cows. Show More Summary

BV to Operate Single Window in Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has awarded the consortium Bureau Veritas BIVAC B.V. / Soget, the concession to set up and operate the Single Window for facilitating trade.

New Oxford Study Reveals the Origins of HIV

A new study published in Science has traced the origins of the HIV-1 group M pandemic to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While strains of HIV are known to have crossed from other primates to humans on a number of occasions,

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