KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three people contracted to clear landmines for a U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped.
New York, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Soleil Balanga, a journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and calls on Congolese authorities to ensure that they conduct a thorough investigation and that the perpetrator is brought to justice....
Bouvier’s red colobus monkey was believed to be extinct for the past 50 years, but it was recently discovered alive and well in a remote rain forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The monkey was discovered by primatologists that were working in the Ntokou-Pikounda National Park. Show More Summary
Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.
Mingiedi Mawangu, the founder of the influential "Congotronics" collective Konono Nº1, passed away Wednesday night in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the band confirmed on Facebook. He was 85. No cause of death was given. "[Mawangu] founded Konono Nº1 in the 1960s and invented his own electrified likembe,...
Thanks to the power of Internet crowdfunding, a monkey long lost has now been found.In 2014, primatologist Lieven Devreese put out a plea on Indiegogo: He needed $2,500 to go on an expedition to the Republic of Congo. His mission was to catch a glimpse of a monkey he wasn't even sure existed anymore. Show More Summary
The world's first images of a Bouvier's red colobus monkey mother and baby have been captured in the Republic of Congo
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo have illegally detained and tortured pro-democracy advocates as part of a crackdown before a presidential election next year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The U.N. mission in Democratic Republic of Congo urged the government on Wednesday to exhume more than 400 bodies buried last month in a mass grave, the head of the organization's human rights office said.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, two teens' private photos, taken by a boyfriend, are posted to Facebook without their consent. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a young woman is covertly photographed and pursued online by a stalker who...Show More Summary
NASA has been recording just about every lightning strike for much of the past 20 years, and it has produced a map to show where this phenomenon is most common. It turns out that the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela have the most lightning. Show More Summary
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police arrested five members of a pro-democracy group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday as they protested against the illegal detention of activists in the capital Kinshasa, group members said.
Gif by Addison Eaton The DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) has become almost a byword for poverty and violence. Decades of endless warfare and generations of blatant corruption have left the nation torn, with no end to the country’s major problems in sight. Show More Summary
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A rights group and an opposition lawmaker called on Monday on the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the late night burial of at least 421 bodies last month. The government said on Friday that...Show More Summary
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A rights group and an opposition lawmaker called on Monday on the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the late night burial of at least 421 bodies last month.
How did you decide to focus on conflicts around Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Some of my early work with refugees and the environment focused on the energy issue and the linkages with violence, especially for women who had to move increasingly farther and farther away from the refugee camps to get fuel. Show More Summary
How did you get involved in this field? I started doing work in Zaire [now the Democratic Republic of the Congo], in the early 1980s working at the Lomako Forest Bonobo Research Station of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Show More Summary
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Tuesday it was extending the deployment of members of its defense force taking part in a United Nations mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by one year.
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.
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.