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However, this article discusses the issues of "Native-Congo" affairs in this year's elections while the article also further digs into the essential role of Liberian women.
The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by Pastor Ntumi, an enemy of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from the oil-rich country's 1997 civil war. While it has been hard to ...
During the second civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1998-2003), a number of these groups were armed by the ruling power to fight invading Ugandans and Rwandans and several groups never disarmed.
United Nations - The United Nations announced the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from conflict-torn Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse. A statement from the U.N. Secretariat said a ...
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended and expanded its arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) until July 1, 2018 as bloody ethnic and religious violence, and reports of the indiscriminate murders ...
But the Congo soon descended into civil war. Five years after independence, Joseph Mobutu, the leader of the Congolese army, took power in a bloodless coup. Mobutu's rule was greeted with optimism but ended in a catastrophic decline in state services ...
Kampala - As Uganda hosts the Solidarity Summit on refugees tomorrow, DR Congo and South Sudan youth refugees have asked the United Nations (UN) to focus more on ending conflicts in their countries than raising money for refugees.
Despite efforts by the Vatican to facilitate peace, a new report by Catholic officials shows that more than 3,300 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's southern region due to the bloody conflict between the Congolese army ...
Her specialist police role is a lifeline to this community in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a hotbed of abuse and sexual violence where children are accused of witchcraft and war widows scarred by rape. It is her compassion in the ...
By other terms, the Council stressed the importance of the government to actively seek to hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. It also called on it to continue to enhance stockpile security ...
We see these weapons being indiscriminately used by States and non-States entities in the wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Mali, Central African Republic, Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Sudan, Afghanistan, and more. Those who would turn their backs on ...
This World refugee Day, a record 65.6 million people worldwide are displaced in part due to war, famine, and political upheaval.
Death and displacement are on the rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the army and local militia groups have been waging battle in recent months.
But broken promises from international partners alongside ongoing conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and South Sudan have strained Uganda's resources.
In return, it has suffered from war, corruption, death, disease, hunger, Mercenaries, child soldiers and rape. Rape, sexual violence, and the abuse of women is the tragedy within the tragedy here.
It is hard to escape comparisons with the buildup to the First and Second Congo wars, which shook not just the Congo, but the entire continent.
More than 20 years ago, Umamariya and her husband fled their war torn home in the Congo with four small children, all under the age of five; the youngest was just two-months-old.
A consistently high level of vaccine coverage is necessary to prevent the vaccine-derived virus from spreading. The common link between the outbreaks in polio-free countries is poor vaccination coverage.
Changing perceptions and helping improve the economic opportunities for Congo's returning girl soldiers and their communities can hopefully prevent other school-aged children being drawn into conflict and stop returning girls from rejoining armed groups.
The Terminator Tango is facing 13 charges of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity committed by his Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC). This militia was drawn from the Hema ethnic group, which according to ICC ...
In eastern Congo, an area that's experienced war, conflict and fighting for more than 20 years, a culture of impunity has prevailed.
2001 A United Nations fuel barge sails into Kisangani, reopening the Congo River after war severed most important transportation route in 1998.
Goma, DR Congo | AFP | A soldier and 12 militants were killed Saturday in clashes in DR Congo's restive eastern North-Kivu province, the army said.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, soldiers have been ordered not to use schools as bases or barracks. This is important because troops often find it convenient to take over school buildings, potentially turning them into military ...
The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to ...
It's never easy to transition when you move to a new country but Iowa City is hoping a two day event this weekend will make this transition a little easier for ...
activists behind an app designed to assist doctors document evidence of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo aim to go beyond obtaining justice for rape victims and collect data which could help secure prosecutions for war crimes.
Congo's future "is in grave danger," according to a group of African leaders headed by ex-U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, which is calling for elections to be organized as soon as possible in the powder-keg African country.
Ahead of the International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, child soldiers International's Sandra Olsson examines the often overlooked role of female child soldiers and the difficulties endured at war and at home. Decades-long unrest ...
It was 1997, in the African country of Congo-Brazzaville. Christian Damba, a lieutenant in the army, had been wondering why he could hear bombs and gunfire from his military camp when a comrade delivered the warning.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said.
Vaccine-derived polio is a risk for war zones and other areas with poor health coverage. The Congolese cases are the first in the country since 2012.
While the men and young boys in Congo are at war and mining, the women are left to feed their kids. unemployment is high and poverty is a reality for most.
activists behind an app designed to assist doctors document evidence of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo aim to go beyond obtaining justice for rape victims and collect data which could help secure prosecutions for war crimes.
Almost two years after the trial opened, Congolese military commander Bosco Ntaganda will take the stand on Wednesday at the International Criminal Court ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - 70-year-old Marcel Pika spent years as a decorated military officer for the Republic of Congo. civil war forced him and his family to flee, and in 1999, with the help of the United Nations, he and his family found themselves in ...
Ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has taken a heavy toll on the country's women. Shocking levels of sexual violence have given the country a label as the "most dangerous place to be a woman".
In June 2000, the armies of Uganda and Rwanda had a series of skirmishes near Kisangani, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ntaganda, 43, has denied 13 charges of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity committed by his Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC), a Hema militia which according to prosecutors targeted the Lendu and other non-Hema ...
On June 8, the US House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act by a vote of 233 to 186. The bill reverses much of the Dodd-Frank Act and will ...
UN Humanitarian Chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein says Congolese authorities are not treating the conflict in Kasai with the necessary seriousness.
United Nations High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Friday called on the U.N. Human rights Council to begin an international ...
... fourth consecutive Conflict minerals Report to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which asks companies to voluntarily disclose conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of ...
... Orem after coming to the United States with his mother and five siblings in 2008. He's since attended an English as a Second Language program, attended Salt Lake Community College and Everest College and started a nonprofit organization with his ...
After six months in the Congo, war broke out. soldiers came to escort Fossey out. She was heartsick. She witnessed atrocities but it only emboldened her spirit.
Kris Berwouts' new book Congo's Violent peace: Conflict and Struggle Since the Great African war is out in July 2017.
Congo artisanal miner A man sifts through rocks at the Kalimbi cassiterite artisanal mining site north of Bukavu, in Democratic Republic of Congo, on March 30. The mining of valuable minerals has fueled conflict in Congo for years. GRIFF TAPPER/AFP/Getty.
Two months later, the project successfully advocated to have a provision inserted into the Dodd-Frank financial sector reform bill to help end the deadly "conflict minerals" trade from the Congo by forcing companies to be more transparent about where ...
Auckland Park - The Junior Mining Indaba got under way on Wednesday, with frustration at government for the state of the mining industry clearly evident.
Former Kabila minister Mukoko, now an economics professor at Kinshasa University, said a decade after donors withdrew support for Mobutu's Zaire, the country fell apart as war engulfed the east. "If the government says to itself 'we don't need a ...


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