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  • U.S. SEC requires company disclosures on use of DR Congo minerals
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule that would require public companies to disclose information on the use of minerals from DR Congo. Public companies will have to disclose annually their tracing of the minerals back to th…
    - 23 Aug 12, 3:00am -
  • Mazembe Move Closer to Spot in Champions League Semifinals
    DR Congo’s TP Mazembe moved closer to clinching a spot in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League on Sunday after they beat Egypt’s Zamalek 2-1 on Sunday in Cairo. Hichani Himonde and Bwana Ali Samata scored in the first half to dash any hopes…
    - 19 Aug 12, 3:00am -
  • Mazembe Rekindle Hopes of Reaching Champions League Semifinals
    DR Congo’s TP Mazembe rekindled their hopes of reaching the semifinals of the CAF Champions League on Saturday by beating Egypt’s Zamalek 2-0. Two second half goals by Ngandu Kasongo and Mbwana Ali Samatta gave the Crows a much-needed win, puttin…
    - 5 Aug 12, 3:00am -
  • Kagame May Face War Crimes Charges at the ICC, Says US Official
    A senior US official has warned Rwandan officials that they may face charges at the International Criminal Court for their support to rebels in eastern Congo led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda. Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issue…
    - 26 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • Clottey powers Berekum Chelsea to hold Mazembe
    Striker Emmanuel Clottey scored a brace as Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea held TP Mazembe of DR Congo to a 2-2 draw in their Group B Orange CAF Champions League clash on Sunday in Lubumbashi. Clottey netted twice in the second half as his side rallied bac…
    - 22 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda Over Support to Rebels in DR Congo
    The United States has cut its military aid to Rwanda, citing concerns that the government in Kigali is supporting rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The U.S. State Department said it had evidence that Rwanda is helping Congolese rebe…
    - 21 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo
    DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have endorsed a pact seeking the creation of a new military force comprised of soldiers from “neutral” countries to fight and “eradicate” the armed groups operating in…
    - 15 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • Thomas Lubanga sentenced to 14 years
    Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court has sentenced Thomas Lubanga to 14 years of imprisonment. He had been convicted of the crimes of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hos…
    - 10 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • Al Ahly Snatch 2-1 Win Over TP Mazembe in Champions League
    Egypt's Al Ahly scored in the final minute to snatch a 2-1 win over DR Congo's TP Mazembe on Sunday in the Orange CAF Champions League. Mohamed 'Geddo' Nagy scored a late winner at the Military Academy Stadium in Cairo after Mazembe had equalised whi…
    - 9 Jul 12, 3:00am -
  • U.S. Tells Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo
    The U.S. has “asked Rwanda to halt and prevent” the support to rebels in DR Congo from its territory after a U.N. report said that top Rwandan officials have provided weapons, ammunitions and men to a new rebellion led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda,…
    - 2 Jul 12, 3:00am -

Gov.uk: Democratic Republic of Congo

HRW: Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Congolese Warlord Wanted for Mass Rape Surrenders

    Congolese Warlord Wanted for Mass Rape Surrenders

    Expand The leader of the Mai Mai Sheka militia group, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, campaigns for a seat in parliament ahead of the November 2011 national elections, despite being sought on…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Family Fortune Behind DR Congo’s President

    The Family Fortune Behind DR Congo’s President

    A 48-page report published last week by the Congo Research Group, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, reveals how President Joseph Kabila’s close family members have amassed a fortune since he became president of the Democrat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Gabriel Tambwe, Detained 14 Months in DR Congo

    Gabriel Tambwe, Detained 14 Months in DR Congo


    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • A ‘State of Emergency’ in DR Congo?

    A ‘State of Emergency’ in DR Congo?

    About 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, a dozen or so young men sporting red headbands and armed with guns, knives, machetes, and wooden sticks attacked Kinshasa’s bustling main market known as the “Grand Marché.” The assailants burned two police…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • UN Human Rights Council Elections, Not Much of a Race After All

    UN Human Rights Council Elections, Not Much of a Race After All

    Expand Delegates arrive for the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017. © 2017 Reuters To avoid the…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Arrest DR Congo Warlord

    Arrest DR Congo Warlord

    Five years ago today, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sylvestre Mudacumura, the military commander of a rebel group based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on nine counts of war crimes.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Free Sephora Bidwaya and 11 Co-detainees

    Free Sephora Bidwaya and 11 Co-detainees

    Despite suffering from severe headaches and asthma and being held in “revolting” conditions, activist Sephora Astride Bidwaya remains defiant after more than six months in a Goma prison, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The crisis in Congo is spiraling out of control

    The crisis in Congo is spiraling out of control

    Expand An artist protests the killings across the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, in the eastern city of Goma, June 23, 2017. Four artists were arrested, and…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Activist, Lawyer Arbitrarily Detained in Kinshasa

    Activist, Lawyer Arbitrarily Detained in Kinshasa

    Congolese security forces arrested pro-democracy youth activist Jean-Marie Kalonji and his friend and lawyer, Sylva Mbikayi Kabanga, on June 23, in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They remain in detention at the military intell…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Congo

IRIN: Congo

  • Cost of clinical trials worries donors

    Cost of clinical trials worries donors

    The more medical successes there are, the more it costs to find the next one, prompting donors to demand more from researchers carrying out large-scale trials of drugs, vaccines and global health impacts. “As a funder, I hate clinical trial applic…
    - 23 May 12, 7:00pm -
  • Nouveau médicament contre le paludisme
    l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) vient de recommander un changement dans le traitement de première ligne du paludisme qui pourrait permettre de sauver près de 200 000 vies par année. Les activistes de la santé en Afrique se préparent…
    - 25 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Where to watch prices

    Where to watch prices

    Against a global background of steadily climbing food prices, IRIN lists a selection of websites that offer some useful insights into how, why and where food is becoming more expensive. • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price i…
    - 24 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Stillbirths "absent from global health agenda"

    Stillbirths "absent from global health agenda"

    The annual number of stillbirths around the world is more than double the number of people who die from HIV-related causes, according to a new report that says this widely overlooked epidemic could be dramatically mitigated with better antenatal care…
    - 13 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Protection takes centre stage in new Sphere guidelines

    Protection takes centre stage in new Sphere guidelines

    Avoiding exposing vulnerable people to further harm, ensuring their access to impartial aid and assisting them to claim their rights and recover from abuse are some of the guidelines given to humanitarian actors in a new edition of the Sphere handboo…
    - 13 Apr 11, 7:00pm -
  • Invest in adolescents' education and training, urges UNICEF

    Invest in adolescents' education and training, urges UNICEF

    With the majority (88 percent) of the world's 1.2 billion adolescents living in developing countries, investing in their education and training could break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequality, says the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) 2011 State o…
    - 24 Feb 11, 7:00pm -
  • Billions lack access to life-saving surgery

    Billions lack access to life-saving surgery

    More than two billion people, mostly in low-income countries, lack adequate access to life-saving surgical procedures, which is a potential obstacle to achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), say specialists. "It is not new…
    - 23 Feb 11, 7:00pm -
  • Destitution among asylum seekers

    Destitution among asylum seekers

    Oxfam has added its voice to a growing chorus of concern about Britain’s system for deciding on asylum claims, and the suffering it causes, in a report on destitute asylum seekers, who are forbidden to work but cannot claim state benefits. The…
    - 6 Feb 11, 7:00pm -
  • Prepare now for future migration surge, says IOM

    Prepare now for future migration surge, says IOM

    Decisions taken by local authorities on land use, building regulations and access to health services probably affect migrants more than decisions taken nationally, “yet in most countries, migration policy is set at the national level with little at…
    - 2 Jan 11, 7:00pm -
  • NGO probes gaps in tackling anaemia in pregnancy

    NGO probes gaps in tackling anaemia in pregnancy

    Are iron-folic acid tablets difficult to take? Is the packaging appropriate? What are health workers advising? Is the mineral content correct? These are some of the questions the organization Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is posing in several de…
    - 7 Oct 10, 7:00pm -
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News About Congo

  • DRC: more than 150,000 people affected by violence in the Kasai (OCHA) - RFI

    DRC: more than 150,000 people affected by violence in the Kasai (OCHA) - RFI

    Traditionally, the Kasai was a quiet area in terms of politics and voilence. However, that has changed. http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20170108-rdc-violences-kasai-fait-moins-150-morts-depuis-aout-milice-kamwina-nsapu Violence continues in the three provi…
    - 8 Jan 17, 7:22pm -
  • anti-Kabila protests 'leave more than 20 dead'

    anti-Kabila protests 'leave more than 20 dead'

    What can be done in Congo? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africaMore than 20 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, over President Joseph Kabila's failure to g…
    - 20 Dec 16, 6:37pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Unrest

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Unrest

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Unrest December 20, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens of clashes between security forces and protestors in Kinshasa a…
    - 20 Dec 16, 4:34pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Unrest

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Unrest

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Unrest December 19, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens of the potential for demonstrations and civil unr…
    - 19 Dec 16, 10:13am -
  • Leaving or Staying?

    Leaving or Staying?

    I think Joseph Kabila will be staying in Congo. His close supporters and advisors will not let him leave. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/world/africa/congo-joseph-kabila-corruption.html KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along…
    - 18 Dec 16, 4:29pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Unrest

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Unrest

    Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Unrest December 16, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens of the potential for large-scale demonstrations and ci…
    - 16 Dec 16, 6:14pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens:Take Precautions December 17-19

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens:Take Precautions December 17-19

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Take Precautions December 17-19 December 15, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in the DRC that U.S. government employees have been instructed to lim…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:44pm -
  • US accepts more refugees from Congo (DRC) than Syria

    US accepts more refugees from Congo (DRC) than Syria

    America admitted 16,370 people fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the year to September compared with 12,587 Syrians Refugees coming to the United States from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outnumbered those from Syria ov…
    - 3 Oct 16, 5:42pm -
  • The Breast Milk Gap

    The Breast Milk Gap

    NEWS FLASH! Congo is better off than the US in this one aspect. This is a must read article. America is startlingly inferior to five of the world’s poorest countries — at least by one metric. When it comes to a crucial health behavior, Malawi, Bu…
    - 16 Jun 16, 12:51pm -
  • New index ranks world's nationalities: Germany vs SA vs Congo

    New index ranks world's nationalities: Germany vs SA vs Congo

    The Congo ranks last again in yet another list. But all is not bad in the Africa, thanks to South Africa. South Africa is ranked as one of the top nationalities in Africa, according to a new index unveiled in Zurich on 2 June 2016. Henley & Partners,…
    - 2 Jun 16, 2:13pm -

The Guardian: Congo News

  • Black Moses review – a rip-roaring coming of age tale in the Congo
    Alain Mabanckou’s vibrant novel follows an orphan making a life for himself in the people’s republic of the 1970sCongolese author Alain Mabanckou’s Bildungsroman charts both the formative years of his hero – “Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyin…
    - 89 days ago, 30 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • Face-off over the Congo: the long rivalry between Kinshasa and Brazzaville
    It’s only a five-minute flight from Kinshasa to its rival city, Brazzaville – but as the DRC slides into a bloody political crisis, an international border, the Congo river and centuries of colonialism continue to separate central Africa’s vola…
    - 17 Jan 17, 2:15am -
  • DRC elections put back to 2018, as opposition calls strike in protest
    Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition will not hold general election due in November, claiming voter registration difficultiesDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s governing coalition and other smaller parties have agreed to delay next m…
    - 16 Oct 16, 6:52pm -
  • DRC opposition calls for more protests despite recent deaths
    Groups vow to oust Joseph Kabila, who seems to have adopted a strategy of ‘glissement’, or indefinite delay, over promised elections Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say they plan further street protests to pressure Pres…
    - 23 Sep 16, 11:10am -
  • US and EU conservation funds failing to protect trees or people, claims report
    Up to $500m spent by donors on protecting rainforest in the Congo basin has failed to prevent destructive developments, says the Rainforest FoundationUp to $500m (£346m) spent by the US, EU and other donors to protect the world’s second largest sw…
    - 21 Apr 16, 7:01pm -
  • Where does the $8bn UN peacekeeping budget go?
    The United Nation’s budget seems healthy, but across the world missions are facing alarming shortfallsThere are more than 100,000 peacekeepers wearing the blue helmet in 16 missions across the world, from Kosovo in eastern Europe to western Sahara…
    - 6 Apr 16, 9:56am -
  • Heavy gunfire in Congo-Brazzaville capital as police battle militia
    Official says police clashed with anti-government Ninjas militia, weeks after re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso Fighting has rocked the capital of Congo-Brazzaville, shattering a relative calm that had followed President Denis Sassou Ngue…
    - 4 Apr 16, 5:24am -
  • Why should Africa listen to the hypocritical criticism of its three-term leaders? | Eric Joyce
    Of course presidents shouldn’t amend constitutions in their favour, but third terms aren’t always undemocratic – and nor are they restricted to African countriesOn 19 March, one day before a presidential election in Congo-Brazzaville, the Frenc…
    - 29 Mar 16, 10:55am -
  • Photo highlights of the day
    The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including wildfires in Spain and the arrival in the UK of the America’s Cup Continue reading...
    - 23 Jul 15, 5:13pm -
  • As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat
    After infected wildlife was linked with Guinea’s ‘patient zero’, the authorities desperately try to control the region’s trade. The Daily Maverick reports At the entry points to Congo-Brazzaville’s second largest city and main port, three d…
    - 3 Jul 15, 2:00am -

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