Peace Is the 'Bedrock' for Women's Development and Human Rights UN Deputy Chief Says in DR Congo
[UN News] The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Congo's Next Big Crisis
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The Democratic Republic of the Congo must brace itself for a catastrophe brimming just below the surface
Authorities Frustrate Illegal Entrances At Boarder
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -At least 45 violations of the Angola/DRC border, in the section that covers respectively Zaire Province and Congo Central, were recorded in the last seven days by the Angolan Border Police, a figure that represents eight cases less in comparison to the previous week.
Provincial Administration Expels 57 Congolese in Transit From Rumonge to Tanzania
[Iwacu] "They came in groups. 39 Congolese arrived in Rumonge on 20 July while 18 others arrived on 21 of the same month", says JuvÃ©nal Bigirimana, Rumonge province Governor. The majority of them were women and children. They entered Burundi through Rumonge port. They said they had fled confrontations between Mai-Mai rebel group and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in the localities of Fizi and Missi in South Kivu. They said they passed through Rumonge southern province seeking t
Natural Resources Still Awash With Blood
[ISS] In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), mining communities mostly depend on their ability to sell what they mine to make a living. So they explore all options to reach markets - and in this game, the price dictates the source.
Egyptian Physicians Help DR Congo Refugees
[ANGOP] Luanda -Five Egyptian doctors arrived Sunday in Luanda, en route to Lunda Norte province, where they will provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Angolan territory.
Refugees Stop Flowing in
[ANGOP] Dundo -The north-eastern Lunda Norte Province for the past two months has not recorded the entrance of new refugees from DR Congo, informed last Sunday, in Dundo City, the provincial governor, Ernesto Muangala.
In DR Congo, UN Aid Chief Says World Must 'Not Let Down' Millions of People in Need
[UN News] Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world "not to forget the DRC," and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.
Corruption Causes Losses of U.S.$750Million in Mining Revenues
[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said.
UN Mission in Congo Downplays Closure of Five Bases
[Deutsche Welle] MONUSCO is to close five of its bases in the restive North Kivu Province by the end of July. The UN mission insists it will still be effective in fulfilling its mandate in the DRC.
Inga Dam Mirage Recedes, Again
[AfricaFocus] The latest projections for the Inga 3 hydroelectric project on the Congo River to become operational, cited in press reports last week, are 2024 or 2025. But even if the project is financed and constructed, says a new report, the project will likely provide only minimal electric power for the people of Democratic Republic of the Congo and burden the country with more unsustainable debt.
An Interview With MoÃ¯se Katumbi, Would-Be President
[African Arguments] "The same people who betrayed Mobutu are now with Kabila, telling him he's God, telling him he's whatever. It's bullshit."
Paris Cancels Congolese Gig After Anti-Kabila Protests
[RFI] French police cancelled a concert by a Congolese singer on Saturday after violent protests around the venue by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila.
The Atlantic to Kinshasa - A Journey On the River Congo
[Al Jazeera] Democratic Republic of Congo - The River Congo has always inspired reverence.
Assailants Attack Main Market in Kinshasa
[VOA] Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a group of men armed with guns and knives attacked the capital's main market, killing at least two people and wounding six police officers.
UN Refugee Agency Sounds Alarm As Displacement Sees No End in Kasai Region
[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million.
An Outbreak of Ebola Has Been Contained. What Went Right This Time?
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation recently declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Another 38 Probable Mass Graves Found - UN
[Al Jazeera] Another 38 probable mass graves have been found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where violence between troops and armed fighters has killed thousands of people since August, the United Nations announced on Wednesday.
'The Signs Are Not Good'
[Deutsche Welle] The postponement of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not come as a surprise, analysts say. The country seems fated to slide into a deepening crisis.
38 More Probable Mass Graves Found in Kasai - UN
[VOA] The U.N. said Wednesday it had identified another 38 probable mass graves in central Congo, where violence has killed thousands since August.