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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, sometimes referred to as DR Congo, Congo-Kinshasa or the DRC, is a country located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most populous officially Francophone country.


It borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi in the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; The Republic of the Congo, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; and is separated from Tanzania by Lake Tanganyika in the east. The country has access to the ocean through a 40-kilometre (25 mi) stretch of Atlantic coastline at Muanda and the roughly 9 km wide mouth of the Congo River which opens into the gulf of Guinea. It has the second-highest total Christian population in Africa.




Since 1997 the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC; formerly called Zaire) has been rent by ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow in 1994 of refugees from the fighting in Rwanda and Burundi. The government of former president Mobutu Sese Seko was toppled by a rebellion led by Laurent Kabila in May 1997; his regime was subsequently challenged by a Rwanda- and Uganda-backed rebellion in August 1998. Troops from Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, Chad, and Sudan intervened to support the Kinshasa regime. A cease-fire was signed on 10 July 1999 by the DROC, Zimbabwe, Angola, Uganda, Namibia, Rwanda, and Congolese armed rebel groups, but sporadic fighting continued. KABILA was assassinated on 16 January 2001 and his son Joseph Kabila was named head of state ten days later. In October 2002, the new president was successful in getting occupying Rwandan forces to withdraw from eastern Congo; two months later, an agreement was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and set up a government of national unity.

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With a population of around 80 million, the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the largest nations in Africa; and with around 50 percent of that total being Catholic, it's also one of the largest Catholic nations in the world. The Catholic Church has long played an outsized role in Congolese affairs, being ...
(Kinshasa, 18 January 2018) The dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 has forced humanitarian Actors to launch an appeal for USD 1.68 billion for 2018, the largest ever funding appeal for the country where 13.1 million people require ...

The violence here has played out with little international attention, unlike the humanitarian "mega-crisis" in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The conflict dates back to March 2016 presidential elections won by Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled Congo-Brazzaville for all but five years ...
"The UN operation in D.R. Congo and to some extent in Somalia was conservation of terrorism. The terrorists ... At least 14 United Nations peacekeepers were killed in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo last December in what was described as the deadliest attack in the organisation's recent history.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due to widespread conflict, displacement and a lack of funding. militia fighting that broke out in Congo's central Kasai region in 2016 has left 3.2 million people without enough to eat, three ...
CASABLANCA. -- Congo-Brazzaville moved to the top of Group D in the 2018 African nations Championship after beating Cameroon 1-0 at the Stade Adrar on Tuesday night. The result, combined with Group D's early match on Tueday night which saw Angola and Burkina Faso play to a 0-0 draw, leaves ...

women gather at a food distribution point in Nyanzale, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The distribution targets the most vulnerable households and serves around 30 per cent of all displaced families. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau ...
KAMPALA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Ugandan military on Tuesday condemned the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attack on the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) that left three soldiers dead. Ugandan military spokesperson Richard Karemire told Xinhua that the Monday ...
A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports. But what is this disease, and how is it different from other hemorrhagic fevers, like ebola? Yesterday (Jan. 15), health officials in Uganda confirmed a ...
UNHCR works with 15 implementing partners (ACTION AID, ADES, ADSSE, AIDES, AIRD, CIAUD Canada, COOPI, CNR, INTERSOS, MIDEFEHOPF, NRC, SAVE Congo, Save The Children, SFCG and TSF) and many operational partners. □ UNHCR leads the Protection Cluster, which coordinate ...
The United Nations announced Tuesday it will investigate the death of 39 Burundian refugees in clashes with soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo in September. The soldiers allegedly opened fire on the refugees in eastern South Kivu province after they protested the detention of a small group of ...
16 January 2018 - Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political Actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully. In a statement issued to the press ...
As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal. The global boom for smartphones and electric cars has pushed up the price of cobalt, a key ingredient in top-range ...
DRC - Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by Allied Democratic Forces ... On Sunday, Museveni said Ugandan forces - who claim to have killed 100 ADF fighters in air strikes in eastern DR Congo last month - would support ...
The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year. The country has experienced a significant increase and escalation of conflict and violence. The violence has also spread to areas and provinces traditionally considered stable and ...
Scores have been killed in protests over Kabila's future in the past two years and militia violence has destabilised swathes of Congo, stoking fears the vast central African country will slide back into civil war. Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least seven people in the capital on New ...
To help meet the nutritional needs of internally displaced people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ACT member Canadian Lutheran ... from Canadian Foodgrains Bank for the project, which will be implemented by Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Democratic Republic of Congo.

The UK has been labelled as dangerous for tourists as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria in a new travel advisory ranking system from the US State Department. The system, which was launched on 10 January, ranks countries from 1 to 4 based on the threat level for American citizens ...
Congolese authorities and the UN mission in DR Congo, MONUSCO, accuse the group of killing more than 700 civilians as well as combattants in the ... Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers on Monday repelled an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of ...
The military court in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a rebel leader to death. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Guylain Mumbere Kitambala, a Mayi-Mayi leader prosecuted for illegal possession of weapons and participation in an insurgent movement, was ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo's military has launched an operation against a Ugandan rebel group who call themselves, "The Allied Democratic Forces", commonly known as the ADF. The ADF is suspected of killing 15 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers in December. Troops are targeting members of the ...
Leaders of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo have vowed to continue fighting for justice following violent protests dispersed by police. For months, demonstrators have been demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down, whose term has expired a year ago. The Church has ...
Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least seven people in the capital on New Year's Eve during demonstrations that catholic activists organised to protest Kabila's refusal to step down, the United Nations said. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo, Pierrot Mwanamputu, ...
Our increasing reliance on rechargeable batteries is making the Democratic Republic of Congo reconsider how it values cobalt. Once a forgotten byproduct, the price of cobalt has tripled in the last two years and the world's largest producer plans to profit off the demand. Lawmakers in the capital Kinshasa ...
One might be forgiven for assuming that any country overflowing with valuable natural resources is also, by definition, overflowing with wealth and prosperity. History, however, has taught us otherwise. This is certainly the case for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Rich in gold, gas, diamonds ...
5 January 2018 - Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security forces during recent protests in Kinshasa and other cities suggest "deliberate intention to suppress civil and political rights," the United Nations human rights office reported on Friday. "From the ...
In the Congo if you are involved, if you have a position, a job in a political party or, more importantly, in the administration, that gives you access to resources. You have this cynical population who are very poor and would be taking the risk of going out in the streets and of being shot in order to put in power ...
Other than just the agreed list of goods, Rwanda and DR Congo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable more growth of this cross-border trade. As a way of helping the traders, Rwanda and DR Congo, both COMESA members, translated the agreed list of common products into local languages ...
In remote areas down the river from Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Tshopo province, the incidence of maternal and infant mortality is extremely high as preventable diseases are not treated. Now a programme training health workers aims to make vital medical care more accessible.
At the start of a new year, the Democratic Republic of Congo is being rocked by an old problem: violent protests against President Joseph Kabila who has refused to leave office after his term expired. On Sunday (Dec. 31), protests demanding Kabila step down from office turned violent after a clash with ...
Kinshasa, Congo (AP) - Congolese security forces killed at least seven people and at least one policeman died amid violence as more than a thousand people demonstrated in the capital against President Kabila's refusal to step down from power, the United Nations mission in Congo and police said ...
Democratic Republic of Congo's government ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and SMS services across the country before protests against the president's planned move to change the Constitution to allow him to stand for a third term. Grassroots catholic activists have called for marches ...
Eight people were killed and around 100 protesters were arrested Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the sidelines of marches called by the Catholic Church to oppose the rule of President Joseph Kabila, a U.N. source said. Earlier, police spokesman Pierrot-Rombaut Mwanamputu told public ...
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and ...
Nairobi, Kenya -- A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested early Saturday, according to Congolese authorities. The man, Constantin Tshidime Bulabula, will be brought before a military court in Kananga, Brig. Gen. Marcellin ...
Nairobi, Kenya -- At least eight people were killed and a dozen altar boys arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after security forces cracked down on planned church protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to leave office before coming elections. Seven people were killed in ...
A village chief believed to have ordered the killing in March of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Saturday, a Congolese military spokesman said. Congolese authorities have from the start said the suspect, Constantin Tshidime Bulabula, was behind the slayings of ...
Several groups have protested the recent UPDF operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On December 22, UPDF revealed that it had launched attacks on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels after the militants killed 15 UN peacekeepers early this month. The attacks are still going on.
Authorities from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are rounding up South Sudanese refugees who are suspected of being rebel fighters. In a move that may indicate a change in Kinshasa's policy towards the conflict in South Sudan, Congolese authorities have recently detained about a dozen ...
Along with those victims, five Congolese soldiers were killed and 53 others were injured, according to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The attack took place in North Kivu, an eastern province that borders Rwanda and Uganda. "The ADF recent attack on the UN ...
In Democratic Republic of the Congo, humanitarian access is impacted by sporadic security-related inci-dents reported in various areas of the country. From September to November 2017, there were more than 130 security incidents (60 in October) in 92 locations, featuring conflicts over land control and ...
20-year terms sought in DR Congo trial for mass child rape ... BUKAVU, DR Congo: prosecutors are demanding jail terms ranging from 20 years to life against militiamen accused of raping dozens of children, including ... "At least two children died," the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said.
Kinshasa - Over the past year, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated at an alarming rate. IOM, the UN Migration Agency is appealing for USD 75 million to urgently meet the growing needs of displaced Congolese and the communities hosting them in ...
The European Union yesterday (11 December) warned Democratic Republic of Congo it would cut off help to hold elections next year if the authorities failed to end "harassment" of the opposition and civil society. In a statement, the 28-nation bloc said it was "critical" for the Kinshasa government to uphold ...
Ceremony in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, paying tribute to the 14 UN peacekeepers who were killed during an attack on the UN mission's base in Semuliki. The fallen peacekeepers were praised for their bravery, courage and professionalism in carrying out efforts to restore peace in the ...
Nyunzu village, Democratic Republic of the Congo - DR Congo has been declared the country worst affected by conflict displacement in the world, according to the International Displacement Monitoring Centre. The Congo crisis has outpaced Syria, Yemen and Iraq in the number of people forced to flee in ...
Heavily armed militants have killed at least 15 peacekeepers and five soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in one of the worst attacks on United Nations personnel in recent memory. More than 50 peacekeepers were left wounded after fighters from a local Islamist extremist group overran ...
We are learning about a deadly attack against U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This happened yesterday. And according to the U.N., 14 peacekeepers have been killed and at least 50 other people injured. This attack happened yesterday in a remote area in the east of that country, ...
More than 2600 Indian peacekeepers are deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo under the UN Peacekeeping Mission called MONUSCO. The Indian contingents are being widely appreciated for their commitment and prompt response. They have generated goodwill amongst the locals as well as the ...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - I rent a tent for five dollars a week, and pay 30 as a monthly fee to the manager of the artisanal mining site to access the mining camp of more than 900 male artisanal miners. To get to the camp, it takes a two-hour climb from the nearest trading centre. To access the ...
With a population of around 80 million, the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the largest nations in Africa; and with around 50 percent of that total being Catholic, it's also one of the largest Catholic nations in the world. The Catholic Church has long played an outsized role in Congolese affairs, being ...
(Kinshasa, 18 January 2018) The dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 has forced humanitarian Actors to launch an appeal for USD 1.68 billion for 2018, the largest ever funding appeal for the country where 13.1 million people require ...

The violence here has played out with little international attention, unlike the humanitarian "mega-crisis" in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The conflict dates back to March 2016 presidential elections won by Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled Congo-Brazzaville for all but five years ...
"The UN operation in D.R. Congo and to some extent in Somalia was conservation of terrorism. The terrorists ... At least 14 United Nations peacekeepers were killed in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo last December in what was described as the deadliest attack in the organisation's recent history.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due to widespread conflict, displacement and a lack of funding. militia fighting that broke out in Congo's central Kasai region in 2016 has left 3.2 million people without enough to eat, three ...
CASABLANCA. -- Congo-Brazzaville moved to the top of Group D in the 2018 African nations Championship after beating Cameroon 1-0 at the Stade Adrar on Tuesday night. The result, combined with Group D's early match on Tueday night which saw Angola and Burkina Faso play to a 0-0 draw, leaves ...

women gather at a food distribution point in Nyanzale, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The distribution targets the most vulnerable households and serves around 30 per cent of all displaced families. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau ...
KAMPALA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Ugandan military on Tuesday condemned the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attack on the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) that left three soldiers dead. Ugandan military spokesperson Richard Karemire told Xinhua that the Monday ...
A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports. But what is this disease, and how is it different from other hemorrhagic fevers, like ebola? Yesterday (Jan. 15), health officials in Uganda confirmed a ...
UNHCR works with 15 implementing partners (ACTION AID, ADES, ADSSE, AIDES, AIRD, CIAUD Canada, COOPI, CNR, INTERSOS, MIDEFEHOPF, NRC, SAVE Congo, Save The Children, SFCG and TSF) and many operational partners. □ UNHCR leads the Protection Cluster, which coordinate ...
The United Nations announced Tuesday it will investigate the death of 39 Burundian refugees in clashes with soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo in September. The soldiers allegedly opened fire on the refugees in eastern South Kivu province after they protested the detention of a small group of ...
16 January 2018 - Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political Actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully. In a statement issued to the press ...
As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal. The global boom for smartphones and electric cars has pushed up the price of cobalt, a key ingredient in top-range ...
DRC - Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by Allied Democratic Forces ... On Sunday, Museveni said Ugandan forces - who claim to have killed 100 ADF fighters in air strikes in eastern DR Congo last month - would support ...
The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year. The country has experienced a significant increase and escalation of conflict and violence. The violence has also spread to areas and provinces traditionally considered stable and ...
Scores have been killed in protests over Kabila's future in the past two years and militia violence has destabilised swathes of Congo, stoking fears the vast central African country will slide back into civil war. Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least seven people in the capital on New ...
To help meet the nutritional needs of internally displaced people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ACT member Canadian Lutheran ... from Canadian Foodgrains Bank for the project, which will be implemented by Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Democratic Republic of Congo.

The UK has been labelled as dangerous for tourists as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria in a new travel advisory ranking system from the US State Department. The system, which was launched on 10 January, ranks countries from 1 to 4 based on the threat level for American citizens ...
Congolese authorities and the UN mission in DR Congo, MONUSCO, accuse the group of killing more than 700 civilians as well as combattants in the ... Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers on Monday repelled an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of ...
The military court in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a rebel leader to death. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Guylain Mumbere Kitambala, a Mayi-Mayi leader prosecuted for illegal possession of weapons and participation in an insurgent movement, was ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo's military has launched an operation against a Ugandan rebel group who call themselves, "The Allied Democratic Forces", commonly known as the ADF. The ADF is suspected of killing 15 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers in December. Troops are targeting members of the ...
Leaders of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo have vowed to continue fighting for justice following violent protests dispersed by police. For months, demonstrators have been demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down, whose term has expired a year ago. The Church has ...
Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least seven people in the capital on New Year's Eve during demonstrations that catholic activists organised to protest Kabila's refusal to step down, the United Nations said. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo, Pierrot Mwanamputu, ...
Our increasing reliance on rechargeable batteries is making the Democratic Republic of Congo reconsider how it values cobalt. Once a forgotten byproduct, the price of cobalt has tripled in the last two years and the world's largest producer plans to profit off the demand. Lawmakers in the capital Kinshasa ...
One might be forgiven for assuming that any country overflowing with valuable natural resources is also, by definition, overflowing with wealth and prosperity. History, however, has taught us otherwise. This is certainly the case for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Rich in gold, gas, diamonds ...
5 January 2018 - Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security forces during recent protests in Kinshasa and other cities suggest "deliberate intention to suppress civil and political rights," the United Nations human rights office reported on Friday. "From the ...
In the Congo if you are involved, if you have a position, a job in a political party or, more importantly, in the administration, that gives you access to resources. You have this cynical population who are very poor and would be taking the risk of going out in the streets and of being shot in order to put in power ...
Other than just the agreed list of goods, Rwanda and DR Congo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable more growth of this cross-border trade. As a way of helping the traders, Rwanda and DR Congo, both COMESA members, translated the agreed list of common products into local languages ...
In remote areas down the river from Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Tshopo province, the incidence of maternal and infant mortality is extremely high as preventable diseases are not treated. Now a programme training health workers aims to make vital medical care more accessible.
At the start of a new year, the Democratic Republic of Congo is being rocked by an old problem: violent protests against President Joseph Kabila who has refused to leave office after his term expired. On Sunday (Dec. 31), protests demanding Kabila step down from office turned violent after a clash with ...
Kinshasa, Congo (AP) - Congolese security forces killed at least seven people and at least one policeman died amid violence as more than a thousand people demonstrated in the capital against President Kabila's refusal to step down from power, the United Nations mission in Congo and police said ...
Democratic Republic of Congo's government ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and SMS services across the country before protests against the president's planned move to change the Constitution to allow him to stand for a third term. Grassroots catholic activists have called for marches ...
Eight people were killed and around 100 protesters were arrested Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the sidelines of marches called by the Catholic Church to oppose the rule of President Joseph Kabila, a U.N. source said. Earlier, police spokesman Pierrot-Rombaut Mwanamputu told public ...
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and ...
Nairobi, Kenya -- A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested early Saturday, according to Congolese authorities. The man, Constantin Tshidime Bulabula, will be brought before a military court in Kananga, Brig. Gen. Marcellin ...
Nairobi, Kenya -- At least eight people were killed and a dozen altar boys arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after security forces cracked down on planned church protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to leave office before coming elections. Seven people were killed in ...
A village chief believed to have ordered the killing in March of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Saturday, a Congolese military spokesman said. Congolese authorities have from the start said the suspect, Constantin Tshidime Bulabula, was behind the slayings of ...
Several groups have protested the recent UPDF operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On December 22, UPDF revealed that it had launched attacks on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels after the militants killed 15 UN peacekeepers early this month. The attacks are still going on.
Authorities from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are rounding up South Sudanese refugees who are suspected of being rebel fighters. In a move that may indicate a change in Kinshasa's policy towards the conflict in South Sudan, Congolese authorities have recently detained about a dozen ...
Along with those victims, five Congolese soldiers were killed and 53 others were injured, according to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The attack took place in North Kivu, an eastern province that borders Rwanda and Uganda. "The ADF recent attack on the UN ...
In Democratic Republic of the Congo, humanitarian access is impacted by sporadic security-related inci-dents reported in various areas of the country. From September to November 2017, there were more than 130 security incidents (60 in October) in 92 locations, featuring conflicts over land control and ...
20-year terms sought in DR Congo trial for mass child rape ... BUKAVU, DR Congo: prosecutors are demanding jail terms ranging from 20 years to life against militiamen accused of raping dozens of children, including ... "At least two children died," the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said.
Kinshasa - Over the past year, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated at an alarming rate. IOM, the UN Migration Agency is appealing for USD 75 million to urgently meet the growing needs of displaced Congolese and the communities hosting them in ...
The European Union yesterday (11 December) warned Democratic Republic of Congo it would cut off help to hold elections next year if the authorities failed to end "harassment" of the opposition and civil society. In a statement, the 28-nation bloc said it was "critical" for the Kinshasa government to uphold ...
Ceremony in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, paying tribute to the 14 UN peacekeepers who were killed during an attack on the UN mission's base in Semuliki. The fallen peacekeepers were praised for their bravery, courage and professionalism in carrying out efforts to restore peace in the ...
Nyunzu village, Democratic Republic of the Congo - DR Congo has been declared the country worst affected by conflict displacement in the world, according to the International Displacement Monitoring Centre. The Congo crisis has outpaced Syria, Yemen and Iraq in the number of people forced to flee in ...
Heavily armed militants have killed at least 15 peacekeepers and five soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in one of the worst attacks on United Nations personnel in recent memory. More than 50 peacekeepers were left wounded after fighters from a local Islamist extremist group overran ...
We are learning about a deadly attack against U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This happened yesterday. And according to the U.N., 14 peacekeepers have been killed and at least 50 other people injured. This attack happened yesterday in a remote area in the east of that country, ...
More than 2600 Indian peacekeepers are deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo under the UN Peacekeeping Mission called MONUSCO. The Indian contingents are being widely appreciated for their commitment and prompt response. They have generated goodwill amongst the locals as well as the ...
Democratic Republic of the Congo - I rent a tent for five dollars a week, and pay 30 as a monthly fee to the manager of the artisanal mining site to access the mining camp of more than 900 male artisanal miners. To get to the camp, it takes a two-hour climb from the nearest trading centre. To access the ...


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