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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, we honor Blandine Bonianga, the phenomenal women's rights activist who works to empower rural women to claim their rights to energy and water. Along the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers in Southeast Asia, we amplify the voices of women who speak eloquently of all ...
Angola DR Congo refugees The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and criticised the Angolan government for forcing some 500 refugees to return. Angola's government forced 530 Congolese to return to ...

A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mineral cobalt is used in virtually all ... At barely 10 years old, children lug heavy sacks of cobalt to be washed in rivers. From as early as four, they can pick it out of a pile.
At least 14 people are feared drowned after two overcrowded, rickety boats sank in the River Congo, the interior minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) told AFP Wednesday, though local sources ... Boat accidents occur frequently in DR Congo, both in the vast country's lakes and on its rivers.

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the flood relief activities of the Episcopal Diocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... Rain fell for almost 24 hours, causing two rivers to overflow and destroying over 450 homes, bridges and part of the transportation infrastructure in ...
He crossed a river which almost swept him away. With him he carried an old mattress and a plastic bucket containing his belongings. Now the 58-year-old man is standing on a hill, overlooking hundreds of makeshift shelters at the Kalunga site for internally displaced people in Tanganyika province, in the ...
Global response to Pope's call to pray for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo ... Jean-Pierre Lacroix, visits the Monusco (United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) base on the banks of the Semuliki river in northeastern Congo in December, ...
... Verde, Benin, Cameroon, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Zambia, Guinea, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Mali. ... They include lymphatic filariasis (commonly known as elephantiasis), onchocerciasis (known as river blindness), schistosomiasis (known as snail ...
DR Congo: Security Forces Fire on Catholic Churchgoers ... Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used excessive force, including teargas and live ammunition, against peaceful protesters at Catholic Churches in the capital, Kinshasa, and .... Some were allegedly thrown in the Congo River.
Postcolonial Egypt and an independent Sudan signed a new agreement in 1959 that increased both parties' share of the river's flow but maintained Egypt's overwhelming benefits. Other riparian states such as what is now Eritrea, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo can power its future by investing in small-scale hydropower and solar energy, according to a high-level study. ... This is because the majority of planned dams are in the same river basins and will rely on similar patterns of rainfall and hence be vulnerable at the same time ...
Tourists catch a glimpse of the wildebeest migration spectacle at the Mara River in Masai Mara National Reserve. PHOTO | FILE ... US citizens should, however, "reconsider travel to the Rwanda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict," the advisory states. Travellers are told to ...
Sites harboring rich biodiversity, such as Virunga and Garamba national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in ... However, the lake reserve is severely threatened by dams being developed on its inflowing rivers, and by sugarcane plantation expansion.
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, under-secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations, visits the military base on the banks of the Semliki river in Northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers of the MONUSCO were killed in an attacked on Dec. 7, 2017. Photo by: Kevin Jordan / U.N..
People gather at a market on July 21, 2011 on the banks of the Congo river near the village of Ngamanzo in the municipality of Maluku, Kinshasa province. The area is under surveillance by medical officials for signs of Cholera following an epidemic last March that started at Kisangani in the north-east ...

Known for their proficiency and dexterity in crafts and art, the Yombe people live in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Angola and Zambia. Notable among their carvings is the Nkisi Nkonde, which refers to power figures. The Nkisi carvings are used to solve societal problems ...
The minister declared that the city's poor sewerage system was partly to blame. Ten of Kinshasa's 24 districts experienced power cuts after the banks of Kalamu river gave way and flooded a substation. The city has a population of 10 million and is the third largest metropolis in Africa after Cairo and Lagos.
File photo shows people carry furnitures on a boat in Limete, part of Kinshasa on December 9, 2015 after an overflow of the river N'djili near the river ... Kinshasa, DR Congo - Twenty-four people died overnight when torrential rain and mudslides swept though shanty homes in Kinshasa, capital of the ...
biologists are attempting to create an inventory of the species that inhabit Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many of them endangered. France 24 reports on a mission that has uncovered some never-before-seen wildlife. A Unesco World Heritage Site, Salonga National Park ...
Situated close to the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yei River State has seen several rounds of intense fighting after government and opposition forces launched attacks and counter-attacks against each other several times over the year. SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson, ...
The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, a land littered with tears and mass graves. .... Not all of DR Congo is under threat of violence but besides Kasai there have been renewed outbreaks in the east, where 15 peacekeepers were killed last ...
Four people drowned while fleeing an attack by a militia group on a mining area in the violence-ridden northeast of DR Congo, local sources said Wednesday. The victims died in the Ituri river attempting to escape the Mai-Mai Simba militia group in the mineral-rich Ituri province on Saturday, according to ...
The disease first emerged in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan. The infection is named after the Ebola River located in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus hit the shores of Liberia in February of 2014. It was reportedly transported to Liberia from Guinea, a neighboring ...
At least 45 people have died in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and more than 5,000 have been made homeless according to the local ... It has notoriously poor infrastructure; improvised wooden shacks line the waterfront of the Congo River, and dirt roads often flood with the first rainfall.
Japan granted Uganda sh230b to build a new bridge on River Nile in Jinja. It is expected to serve as a major trade route connecting Uganda to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Rwanda, Burundi, the DR Congo as well as Central Africa. Njeru 703x422. Great progress in the construction of the New Nile Bridge ...
LUMBUMBASHI: Nine children died and another was missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. a local official said Thursday. The motorised boat left the town of Kalemie and was heading for the port of Wimbi when it sank on Wednesday.
blog - Have you heard about the family kits, a worldwide innovation from the Democratic Republic of Congo? ... The only one health area, which is not covered by the minimum health care package is the health area known as "Fleuve" (= river), where between 4,000 and 7,000 people live depending on ...
Below deck, a girl trailed a cup on a long string in the coffee-colored river below. In between, the barge was stuffed to the gills with white plastic sacks packed full of the fuel that powers much of modern Democratic Republic of Congo: charcoal. The DRC's charcoal trade is intertwined with many of the forces ...
The tears were hardly dry on the face of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's face when rioting broke out the provincial capitol of Goma in the ironically named Democratic Republic of Congo. Nine people were killed early this morning, including at least one policeman, as residents protested the regime of ...
Democratic Republic of Congo: One of the most severe cholera epidemics in years continues ... "wells have dried up or lowered in level and many people have been forced to collect water from unsafe sources, such as lake or rivers, because the authorities are not able to provide safe drinking water to the ...
Below deck, a girl trailed a cup on a long string in the coffee-colored river below. In between, the barge was stuffed to the gills with white plastic sacks packed full of the fuel that powers much of modern Democratic Republic of Congo: charcoal. The DRC's charcoal trade is intertwined with many of the forces ...
... media from the town of Luebo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... of the mighty river and Portuguese gunboats from Angola on the other, ...
Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. ... It will travel through Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the ...
A worker at an export processing zone (EPZ) factory in Athi River, Kenya. ... Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, ...
... including Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River. ... the Democratic Republic of Congo during a period of intensified effort to ...
In 2014, inter-communal tensions drove many people from the area across a river to neighbouring DR Congo. Now that the situation in the area ...
The Cross River government on Sunday said it had strengthened its ... the first case was noticed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has abundant natural resources, but .... plant on the Congo River to Kolwezi in the Katanga mining region.
According to a new study compiled by the International Rivers, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the position to harness its ...
Since the cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was ... and then spread along the Lulaba River until reaching the city.
DR Congo: Weekly Humanitarian Update (18 - 22 September 2017) ... when heavy rains and hailstones provoked the Osso River to go out its ...
12 dead, 92 missing in DR Congo floods ... flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. ... The rain started on Tuesday, causing a river to flood, local residents told AFP.
Some 50 people drowned when an overloaded boat capsized in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, river authorities said Friday, ...
From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet ... The vast majority of DR Congo's more than 70 million residents do not have access to "improved" toilets--latrines, sewerage or cesspits that ...
... (primarily Cameroon, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo). ... including on small islands in the Ubangi River, on the border of the ...
Mongolia's miners consider the environmental cost of gold, Albania's hydropower plans threaten Europe's last large free-flowing river, and meet ...
... in northern Angola and parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... its Treetop Adventure with a zipline over the Bronx River and seven ...
... back to the Congo - the Democratic Republic of Congo - since then. The river in the north was the Zaire River; the money was Zaire, I think, ...


 

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