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Coffee, Conflict, and the Congo: Healing Hearts and Minds begins with Life and Limbs

The Lake Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been called “a paradise for coffee” due to its perfect location for farming coffee: latitude, altitude, and rainfall.

DP World May Develop $1.2 Billion Port at Banana on Congo Coast

By William Clowes and Michael J. Kavanagh (Bloomberg) — DP World Ltd. may develop a $1.2 billion deep-water port in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to documents published by a Senegalese whistle-blowing organization. DP World...Show More Summary

Why is the world at war?

Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violence We live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred the last century, but this brings little comfort. Show More Summary

Congo Reopens Logging In Forests Near Huge Peatlands (Which Contain Billions Of Tons Of Greenhouse Gases)

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now reinstated logging concessions totaling several thousands of square kilometers located in forest regions that cover peatlands containing massive amounts of stored carbon, a spokesperson has revealed.

Botswana blames Congo's humanitarian crisis on Kabila

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country's humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down.

The Catholic Church is trying to oust an African dictator — photos and video show priests being beaten in the streets

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila has refused to relinquish power for more than a year, and the Catholic Church has emerged as the leader in the fight against him. Since December, when Kabila again refused to step...Show More Summary

Inter-ethnic clashes in eastern Congo kill 22 people

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Inter-ethnic clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 22 people, including 15 civilians, over the past two days, a local official said on Monday.

Two killed during weekend protests in DR Congo

Two people were killed during weekend marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the latest of several demonstrations forcefully put down by authorities. Bishop Donatien Nshole, whose...Show More Summary

Congo police kill activist in church-led march against Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa shot dead a civil society activist and wounded several other people during church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday, witnesses said.

Congo police kill protester in church-led march against Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others who had gathered to take part in church-led marches against President Joseph Kabila's rule on Sunday.

DRCongo braced for anti-Kabila protest despite ban

Church-backed protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power were expected to go ahead Sunday despite a ban and bloody crackdowns on past rallies. The chronically unstable nation is braced for more unrest following months of tension sparked by Kabila's prolonged rule and long-delayed elections. Show More Summary

DR Congo Catholics pray ahead of new protest march

Roman Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday heeded a call by Pope Francis to pray for peace, two days ahead of a planned protest against the regime. People flocked to a 6:00 am (0500 GMT) mass in the Our Lady of the Congo cathedral ahead of the march on Sunday called to press President Joseph Kabila to quit power. Show More Summary

Charred bodies, wounded soldiers after Congo army victory

MAPUBO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash, a charred corpse inside a smoldering hut: this is all that remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the wake of what the Congolese army says was an important victory.

Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.

Democratic Republic of Congo: a country on the brink

Despite what President Kabila and his supporters may say, everything is not 'fine' in DR Congo.

Congo's Kabila replaces interior minister amid declining security

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appointed the head of his political party as interior minister on Tuesday to oversee security in the face of rising militia violence and unrest over delayed elections.

Congo approves logging on carbon-rich peatlands, say environmental groups

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has reinstated thousands of square kilometers of logging concessions in its equatorial forests, environmental groups said on Tuesday, a move they fear could cause huge volumes of greenhouse gases to be released.

Two aid workers killed in eastern DR Congo

Two aid workers employed by a French charity that helps provide water were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and a third is still missing, the United Nations said Monday. The two Hydraulique Sans Frontieres (HYFRO) employees were killed Saturday near Mushikiri in North Kivu province while on duty, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said. Show More Summary

Blockchain could keep child-mined cobalt out of our phones

Reuters is reporting that there’s a pilot of a blockchain solution that is underway to track cobalt from when it is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) all the way until it is used in the manufacturing of electronic products such as smartphones and electric vehicle rechargeable batteries. Show More Summary

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