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Congo ruling party officials behind demo attack: rights body HRW

DAKAR (Reuters) - Rights campaigners accused police and ruling party officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of recruiting thugs to attack a peaceful opposition rally last month in which more than a dozen protesters were injured.

The Crash and Burn Party

First, enjoy the highlights of Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards congressional testimony yesterday: Charles Pierce explains how the Democratic Republic of Congo got mixed up in this: You may be baffled by the sudden appearance in the colloquy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, arguably the worst place in the world right now. What the […]

French court orders seizure of properties tied to Congo president's family

PARIS (Reuters) - French judges have ordered the seizure of properties tied to the family of Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso in an investigation over suspected ill-gotten wealth, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

Congo says closes border with Central African Republic

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has closed its border with the Central African Republic, Congo's spokesman Lambert Mende told Reuters on Tuesday, amid four days of violence in Bangui in which at least 37 people have died.

What's Up With the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood, is testifying before Congress today, and you can probably guess how that's going. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) went first and asked about grants made to overseas organizations: "Do any of...Show More Summary

Germany jails Rwandan for Congo war crimes

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court jailed the former political leader of a Rwandan rebel group on Monday for abetting war crimes committed in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from his European exile.

At least eight dead in suspected rebel raid on Congo army camp

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed in an attack on an army camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Thursday that local sources blamed on Rwandan Hutu rebels targeted by a Congolese army operation.

South Africa recalls troops from Congo for misconduct

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is recalling 50 soldiers from United Nations peacekeeping duties in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of misconduct, the Defense Department said on Friday.

Exploding African Lake May Be Getting Ready to Erupt Again

In Africa, there are three lakes known for exploding and releasing carbon dioxide – Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun in Cameroon and Lake Kivu on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two million people living in the vicinity of Lake Kivu...

Ireland court releases Congo plane grounded in debt row

KINSHASA (Reuters) - An airplane belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo's new national carrier was released by an Irish court on Tuesday after it was grounded over a debt row with two American investors, Congo's justice minister said.

Congo's Sassou Nguesso calls referendum on constitutional changes

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Tuesday announced a referendum on changes to the constitution that could allow him to run for a third term in office in elections next year.

Global Goal 13: Climate Action

When trees became scarce in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Abel Runeno and the Network of Local Initiatives for Sustainable Development went to work, planting more than 500,000 trees between 2008 and 2014! Now they’re widening their impact even further by promoting agroforestry and responsible use of trees.

High proportion of advanced breast cancers in sub-Saharan Africa

In one of the first studies of its kind, a new report finds a large majority of breast cancers in Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of Congo are detected only after they've become advanced. Although breast cancer is far less common in CoteShow More Summary

Dissidents expelled from Congo ruling coalition: minister

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Seven senior political figures were kicked out of Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition on Wednesday for signing a letter urging President Joseph Kabila not to cling to power after his term expires next year, a minister said.

Congo opposition protesters accuse Kabila of power grab

KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people demonstrated on the streets of Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Tuesday against what they said are plans by President Joseph Kabila to cling to power after his constitutional mandate ends next year.

Global Health: Measles Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Kills 400

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More than 23,000 people, mostly children, have been infected with the disease in the Katanga region of the country.

Congo parties warn Kabila against hanging onto power

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Leading parties in Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition warned President Joseph Kabila that actions by his allies had given the impression that he intends to violate the constitution by hanging onto power beyond 2016.

Leading Congo opposition party breaks off talks with Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's leading opposition party said on Sunday it was breaking off talks with representatives of President Joseph Kabila, leaving the two sides deadlocked ahead of next year's presidential election.

UN says rights violations escalating in Congo ahead of elections

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday human rights violations by authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo are escalating ahead of a round of elections during which President Joseph Kabila is set to step down.

German U.N. official seen as favorite for Libya post: envoys

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - Martin Kobler, a German United Nations official currently overseeing the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the top candidate to take over as head of the world body's mission to Libya, U.N. diplomats said.

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