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  • Safety Before Fun
    Gambling in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a booming industry. It is an industry that has been helped by legalization over ten years ago; having many casinos featuring thousands of slots and tables grow overnight. Nevertheless, it is also a prim…
    - 20 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Latest Political and Gambling News from the Tensioned DR Congo
    After a long period of debates and questions that had remained unanswered, it seems like the DRC minister has come forward to clear a few aspects for the public. A major concern that was addressed lately is the fact that the country does not seem to…
    - 28 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi
    The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has issued an arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader planning a possible election challenge to President Joseph Kabila. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday that the arrest…
    - 18 May 16, 8:00pm -
  • Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa
    Papa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral ma…
    - 3 May 16, 8:00pm -
  • Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute
    President Joseph Kabila has posthumously awarded Papa Wemba the title of Grand Officer of the National Order. “We elevate you posthumously to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of the Kabila-Lumumba national heroes for your merits, and…
    - 1 May 16, 8:00pm -
  • Iconic Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dies at 66
    Iconic Congolese musician Papa Wemba died on Sunday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he was performing at the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (Femua). He collapsed on stage, his spokesman Henry Noel Mbuta Vokia told Radio Okapi. Papa Wemba, born Jules…
    - 23 Apr 16, 8:00pm -
  • DR Congo Win Second African Nations Championship
    A brace from Mechak Elia and the other by Jonathan Bolingi was all DR Congo needed to beat Mali 3-0 in the final on Sunday and cruise to their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) title. Elia scored in both halves before Bolingi sealed victory…
    - 6 Feb 16, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo reach final of African Nations Championship
    DR Congo edged Guinea 5-4 on penalties to reach the final of the African Nations Championship for the second time. The Congolese, winners of the maiden edition in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire, were on the brink of victory after TP Mazembe forward Jonathan…
    - 2 Feb 16, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo Beat Rwanda to Reach CHAN Semifinals
    DR Congo cut short the campaign of host Rwanda beating them 2-1 in their quarter-final clash on Saturday in Kigali. Central defender Padou Bompunga headed home the winner in extra time as the Congolese eased into the last four for the first time sinc…
    - 29 Jan 16, 7:00pm -
  • Peacekeepers, Congo Army to Resume Joint Fight Against Rwandan Rebels
    Democratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups.
    - 27 Jan 16, 7:00pm -

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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 -
  • UN: DR Congo Unfit to Serve on Rights Body

    UN: DR Congo Unfit to Serve on Rights Body

    Expand Delegates arrive for the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (New York) –…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo: US, EU Should Expand Targeted Sanctions

    DR Congo: US, EU Should Expand Targeted Sanctions

    (Brussels) – The United States and European Union should expand targeted sanctions on President Joseph Kabila’s family members and financial associates benefitting from unlawful activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seven international an…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Three-Year Mystery Behind DR Congo’s Beni Massacres Unravels

    Three-Year Mystery Behind DR Congo’s Beni Massacres Unravels

    New research has cast light onto one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most gruesome mysteries – the slaughter of more than 800 people in Beni territory that began three years ago this week. Exp…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Congolese Authorities Arrest, Later Release 49 Activists Holding Anti-Kabila Protests

    Congolese Authorities Arrest, Later Release 49 Activists Holding Anti-Kabila Protests

    Expand Sixteen activists were arrested in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo, on September 30, 2017, and released later that day. © 2017 Private…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Heavy Fighting in Eastern DR Congo, Threats to Civilians Increase

    Heavy Fighting in Eastern DR Congo, Threats to Civilians Increase

    The risk of increased violence and deteriorating security for civilians in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has spiked sharply, as a coalition of armed groups moved in on the province’s second largest city, Uvira, last we…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • UN Rights Body Should Continue Scrutiny of Rights Violations in DR Congo
    The human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains dire as the country’s political crisis deepens. President Joseph Kabila has used repression, violence, and corruption to delay elections and maintain his hold on power, despite…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Congo Should Release All Political Prisoners

    Congo Should Release All Political Prisoners

    Expand From left to right: Timothée Mbuya, Erick Omari, Patrick Mbuya, Jean Mulenda, and Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu. They were arrested in Lubumbashi on July 31, 2017.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • DR Congo: Free Rights Activists

    DR Congo: Free Rights Activists

    Expand Prominent human rights activist and president of the nongovernmental organization Justicia, Timothée Mbuya, was arrested in Lubumbashi on July 31, 2017. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Jig Is Up for Congo’s Embattled President

    The Jig Is Up for Congo’s Embattled President

    Among the world leaders expected in New York this week for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly is one who should, technically, already be retired. Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s constitutionally mandated two-term limit ca…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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IRIN: Congo

  • Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

    Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

    IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest: CAR risks return to civil war Central African Republic is on the brink and without a safety net. Amnesty International says (in a…
    - 33 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:48am -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
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  • Congolese Searching for Peace

    Congolese Searching for Peace

    In the past, refugees have been treated poorly by neighboring countries. Citizens have objected to their meager resources used to help foreigners. https://southernafrican.news/2017/10/06/drc-conflict-rises-as-refugees-flock-to-zamibia/ Zambia’s Pre…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 5:44pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira (South Kivu, DR Congo)

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira (South Kivu, DR Congo)

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira September 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received reports of violent clashes and fighting between government forces and militia groups in and…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Suspected Ebola Virus Disease kills 17 in Congo

    Suspected Ebola Virus Disease kills 17 in Congo

    The western Kasai region of has a suspected ebola virus outbreak. This is a remote area, so if it is confirmed to be the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) then it is good possibility of containing it to that area. Remember EVD is just a plane ride from the U…
    - 34 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 6:24pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Match on September 5, 2017

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Match on September 5, 2017

    Tensions must be still simmering in Kinshasa, if, the US Embassy issues a warning about an upcoming soccer match. From: Date: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:35 PM Subject: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Match on September 5, 2017 To: U.S. Embassy…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 3:27pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21, 2017

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21, 2017

    From: Date: Aug 19, 2017 8:13 AM Subject: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21, 2017 To: Cc: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests for August 21 Aug…
    - 60 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 8:47am -
  • Several killed in Kinshasa clashes

    Several killed in Kinshasa clashes

    http://m.france24.com/en/20170807-dr-congo-several-killed-kinshasa-deadly-wave-violence Congolese security forces killed at least 14 members of separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) on Monday during clashes in the capital Kinshasa and southwestern ci…
    - 71 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 10:09am -
  • The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Is the Second African War Coming?

    The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Is the Second African War Coming?

    "With the breakdown of law and order in the current conflict in Kasai, and with the geographical expansion of the conflict zone, observers fear that the DRC will return to the chaotic violence of the devastating Congo Wars." http://www.ippreview.com/…
    - 72 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 1:35pm -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunfire Reported in Kinshasa

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunfire Reported in Kinshasa

    Below reported by local news outlets, Voice of Congo. Panic in Kinshasa this morning: heavy shots heard, adepts of Ne Mwanda Nsemi spotted in some municipalities Posted by: August 7, 2017 The panic spread to the capital Kinshasa this morning, heavy g…
    - 72 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:50am -
  • DR Congo: United Nations report indicates Government participation in ethnic massacres in Kasai

    DR Congo: United Nations report indicates Government participation in ethnic massacres in Kasai

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57309#.WYWOBiUpDqD Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) appears to be taking on an increasingly disturbing ethnic dimension, a United Nations human rights wing has…
    - 74 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 5:28am -
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike in Kinshasa, August 8-9

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike in Kinshasa, August 8-9

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike in Kinshasa, August 8-9 August 4, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that opposition groups have called for a general strike, or “Ville Morte,…
    - 75 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 7:57am -

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…
    - 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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