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Three workers with U.N. Congo peacekeeping mission abducted

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three people contracted to clear landmines for a U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped.

CPJ condemns murder of Congolese journalist in Equateur province

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....

Monkey Thought To Be Extinct For More Than 50 Years Found In Remote Part Of DR Congo Rain Forest

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

Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Its Alleged Demise

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

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, Konono No. 1 Founder, Dead at 85

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,...

Thought extinct for decades, a rare monkey is captured on film for the first time

last weekHealth : The Checkup

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

First-ever photos of rare monkey prove it's not extinct

The world's first images of a Bouvier's red colobus monkey mother and baby have been captured in the Republic of Congo

Congo illegally detained, tortured pro-democracy activists: HRW

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.

U.N. calls for exhumation of Congo mass grave

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.

Online Violence: Just Because It's Virtual Doesn't Make It Any Less Real

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 Map Shows Where Lightning Strikes Most Around the World

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

Congo police arrest five pro-democracy activists: group

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.

Traffic Robocops are Making Streets Safer in Congo

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

Calls to Investigate Mysterious Mass Burial of 421 Bodies in the Congo

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

Opposition, rights group demand investigation into Congo mass burial

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.

Violence, the Virungas, and Gorillas

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

To Protect the Gorillas, Protect Humans Too

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

South Africa extends Congo troop deployment to end of March 2016

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.

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.

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