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Years of war and poverty too have contributed to the disappearance of some of Congo's least spoken languages -- the backdrop to John le Carre's 2006 spy novel "The Mission Song", which centres on an interpreter of the country's dying tongues.
Spending on diplomacy has been slashed in relative terms; in 1950, when American diplomats were overseeing the reconstruction of Europe and a propaganda war against the Soviet Union, it was half that of the defence budget; now, at less than 1% of the ...
It is alleged that the Congolese government released the "horrifying" video of Catalan and Sharp's murders to reporters in Kinshasa on Monday, according to the National Post.
By 2008, the war and its aftermath had caused 5.4 million deaths, principally through disease and starvation, making the Second Congo War the deadliest conflict worldwide since World War II. Another 2 million - including Kalinde and his wife, Lillian ...
It's a somber topic that denounces the stupidity of war that drove families like Makeci's from their native Democratic Republic of Congo. He was a young boy when he arrived on the coastline of Tanzania and Nyarugusu refugee camp, where he met Bikyeombe ...
KANYABAYONGA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Afisa Kanyere Kamate, seated in front of her tiny 16-square-meter (172-square-foot) house made entirely of tar-coated wooden planks, is focused on one worry: ensuring that her six younger siblings ... women ...
The conflict has resulted in a mass internal displacement in the Kasai Province, with millions fleeing the region for Angola and other areas of the Congo. Thousands have been tortured, killed and injured, and incidents of rape of women and children on ...
We're like prisoner," says Congolese father, Joel Kambale. "war, war, war...human rights were violated because of you war." Those are the opening remarks of the play. Kambale says the refugees are treated poorly in refugee camps.Many are born there, ...
The pair had been working as part of the U.N. Group of Experts on Congo and were in the region to investigate a bloody conflict between the armed forces of DRC (FARDC) and Kamwina Nsapu militiamen.. The conflict began in Kasai-Central in August 2016 ...
Denis Mukwege, M.D., is the founder of the Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, caring and advocating for survivors of sexual violence.
By comparison, the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo claimed some five million victims from 1990 onward (all different causes of death included), without this stirring George Clooney to action.
She traveled with the organization to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where rape has been used as a tool of war in the armed conflict that has engulfed the region since the 1990s. There, Liss interviewed former child soldiers and the victims of ...
The DR Congo-based FDLR militia, which comprises elements blamed for the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, is wrecked by internal wrangles and is now ...
To have large stones it is very difficult, you need a lot of patience. But I can do that. I will wait."
Rodrigue Katembo endured death threats to save mountain gorillas in Virunga, Africa's oldest national park.
A pod of hippopotamus spotted during a wildlife patrol in Virunga national park. Photograph: Xavier Gilbert, courtesy of Rodrigue Katembo/Goldman Environmental Prize.
Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is scheduled to meet with Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Cairo Saturday, and to travel to Saudi Arabia Sunday for talks with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel-Aziz, state news ...
... rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai Province. According to the The U.N. refugee agency, more than one million people have been displaced within the DRC since mid-August when conflict erupted in Kasai Province.
Violence and instability during the Second Congo war from 1998-2003 created severe food insecurity in the DRC, with families - especially the poorest - turning to bushmeat to survive.
Global demand for metallic ores used in mobile phones is thwarting efforts to end war and violence in Congo, an African priest has said.
Belgium was a despotic colonial power; the Belgian Congo may have been the most misgoverned territory in Africa. Great Britain was a more benign ruler, but still brutally suppressed any subject people who sought to run their own affairs.
"This conflict is symptomatic of everything that has been going wrong in the DRC for a long time," Thiery Vircoulon, Congo expert at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), told DW. "The government is merciless in its repression of the ...
Father Richard Muembo and Father Apollinaire Cikongo are seen in Rome April 18. Global demand for metallic ores used in smartphones are thwarting efforts to end war and violence in Congo, the priests say. (Credit: CNS photo/courtesy Aid to the Church ...
Severe drought in Kenya has left some 2.6-million people in need of food aid, and a protracted crisis in war-torn Congo means about 6.7-million rely on food aid there. Local groups question whether corrupt police officers have been involved in the ...
A miner in Congo shows a mound of unprocessed tantalum. Tantalum is one of the minerals used in laptops, batteries, and smartphones and has been under watch to ensure mining it is conflict-free. Image: Responsible Sourcing Network, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The sites were reportedly dug by Congolese soldiers after fighting with the Kamuina Nsapu militia in Kasai Central province in late March, a U.N.
The 2010 legislation is designed to ensure US companies that use minerals from The Great Lakes region of Africa do not fund conflict or abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has now been in force for five years and has been the subject of ...
Severe drought in Kenya has left some 2.6 million people in need of food aid, and a protracted crisis in war-torn Congo means some 6.7 million rely on food aid. Local groups question whether corrupt police officers have been involved in the smuggling, ...
Global demand for metallic ores used in cellphones is thwarting efforts to end war and violence in Congo, said an African priest.
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya has invited his compatriots in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) not yield to discouragement and a spirit of fatalism.
"refugees come mostly from the Congo, escaping the ongoing war there. refugee camps in Rwanda only offer education through ninth grade, leaving many refugees lacking work and hopeless to improve their situation.
Dakar, Senegal (AP) - Investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central Congo, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in August, the United Nations human rights office said ...
He has been one of the longest serving Congolese presidents, after Mobutu Sese Seko, who was overthrown in the first Congolese war from 1996-1997. He leads a country rich in natural resources, including diamonds, gold oil, timber, copper, hydropower, ...
"Conflict minerals have nothing to with financial reform and did not address Wall Street or the financial crisis," says Grantham.
South Sudan fell into civil war in December 2013, just two years after it won independence from Sudan. When war broke out, Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, accused Machar, his political rival and an ethnic Nuer, of leading an attempted military coup in the ...
The United Nations said late Tuesday that 16 staff members taken hostage by unarmed South Sudanese refugees at a UN camp in a restive eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed. The UN peacekeeping department said ...
analysts fear growing violence in Congo could spark a repeat of conflict between 1996 and 2003, mostly in the east, in which millions died, mainly from hunger and disease.
People read about our interviews, then they have our stories to tell," said Rozell, who has already published "The Things Our Fathers Saw," which focused on his interviews with Pacific war veterans; and "A Train Near Magdeburg," about Jewish captives ...
But if it does happen, "China has never confirmed what its status would be if war [broke] out again, and we'd like to think China would be on our side, but they've so far refused to agree to that position," said Van Jackson, an associate professor at ...
So, based on the fragmentary nature of passive reporting of civilian deaths and the ratios to actual deaths uncovered by more comprehensive studies in other war zones (such as Rwanda, Guatemala, D.R. Congo and U.S.-occupied Iraq), it is likely that ...
Most of the operations were performed in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and South Sudan on civilians whose ages ranged from one to 105 years old.
He also spoke out against the hostilities and famine in Africa, notably in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo "who endure continuing hostilities, aggravated by the grave famine affecting" parts of Africa. He further urged ...
FILE: "His body was left with the family who buried him in his village on the same day," the statement said. "The family solemnly declared the end of the war, specifying that anyone who continues to do criminal or terrorist acts does not represent them ...
Horcelie has been an active campaigner in the war against HIV/AIDS and she has been an advocate of living positively with the disease.
In the classic novel Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, the protagonist tells the tale of his steamboat voyage up the Congo River to a destination of unimaginable danger. Having to choose between unavoidable evils on his journey, he tries to pursue ...
The deaths of Mr. Sharp and Ms. Catalan, who had extensive experience working in conflict zones, were unusual even for a country that has been plagued by civil war and endless small wars for 20 years, ever since its longtime dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, ...
war seems to be the one uniting factor cited by FEWS NET causing issues. In Nigeria, the Boko Haram conflict has caused thousands to be facing food shortages.
A file photo of a Ugandan soldier taking position behind a machine gun as he tracks down Lord's Resistance Army fugitive leaders at a forest bordering Central African Republic, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, near river Chinko April 18 ...
The Second Congo war began just one year after the First Congo War had ended. From 1996-2008, reports of rape being used as a weapon of war were reported, while an estimated six million lives were lost to genocide, starvation and disease.
In 1898, we took The Philippines from Spain, and when the natives objected, fought a three-year war with army orders to burn resisting villages.


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