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Kinshasa – Beginning on Monday (16/04) and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IOM and ACP-EU Migration Action hosted a five-day training on countering trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling for Congolese Government officials. Experiencing numerous ...
Since mid-December, unidentified assailants have killed more than 260 people and burned thousands of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Djugu territory in Ituri province. The atrocities we have documented include massacres, rapes, and decapitation. More than 200,000 people ...

The Democratic Republic of Congo has boycotted a UN donor conference in Geneva seeking to raise $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for the country. The UN says more than 13 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, calling it a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. But the government says the UN has exaggerated the ...
“We do not agree with the way our friends talk about the Democratic Republic of Congo,” said Freddy Kita, deputy minister for international cooperation, speaking by telephone from the Congolese capital of Kinshasa. “I'm in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a member of the government. There is no ...
After repeated delays, President Joseph Kabila's government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made progress over the past few months toward ... But official statements, including by the president himself, and steps taken by the Congolese electoral commission (CENI), suggest his calculations may ...
The two-truck convoy we are in is entering one of the areas in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo identified as a 'hotspot'. ... Various government statements from ministers have insisted recently he will respect the constitution - and elections will be held in December but it has done little to ...

A small but remarkable new migration is taking place in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as well-heeled Congolese up sticks to live in ... service, which is used by residents of Goma and Bukavu whenever Congolese authorities cut internet access as part of a crackdown on anti-government protests.
Refugees and immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire), have become a growing presence in Northeast Ohio. According .... Mayele Ngemba, 24, came to Cleveland with his parents and four siblings after his father was nearly killed by Congolese government troops. One of ...
Around 230,000 people have been driven from their homes in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government estimated Friday, a vastly different figure from the reports of humanitarian ... For several months, the UN and its agencies as well as NGOs have pointed to an alarming situation in DR Congo.
Democratic Republic of Congo's government says it will not take international funding for its long-delayed elections, calling it a decision to avoid foreign interference. ... President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate ended in December 2016, has said elections will be organised by the Congolese only.
The announcement comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is on an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to visit EU aid projects in North and South Kivu and meet with government officials in Kinshasa to discuss, among others, the obstacles ...
TSHIKAPA, DR Congo: Of the many headaches facing the UN mission in DR Congo as its mandate comes up for renewal, few are greater than the ethnic ... Reports of killings, arbitrary arrests and kidnapping with ransom demands are common, with the finger of blame pointing at government troops and ...
KANANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo - The head of a local militia group and a policeman have been arrested over the shock killing of two UN experts in DR Congo a year ago, ... Rights activists say government troops or militias supported by the authorities have been involved in many acts of brutality.
A war of words broke out between the United Nations and DR Congo after Kinshasa said on Friday it would not attend a donor conference in Geneva aimed at tackling a humanitarian crisis the Congolese government says has been vastly exaggerated by aid workers. “The EU is extremely concerned about ...
At 5:00 pm on Friday, an engine boat approached Sebagoro Landing site with the beaten and exhausted faces of a group of 30 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, many of them women and children. One by one they disembark from the boat with their heavy luggage as Ugandan security ...
A war of words broke out between the United Nations and DR Congo after Kinshasa said on Friday it would not attend a donor conference in Geneva aimed at tackling a humanitarian crisis the Congolese government says has been vastly exaggerated by aid workers. “The EU is extremely concerned about ...
Ituri is the latest part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to descend into bloodshed since President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step aside at the end of his ... ethnic groups this year has been fanned by a breakdown of government authority and the failure to resolve a longstanding dispute over land rights.

He fled with Mwenda's family from the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa, stayed at the same refugee camp for almost a decade and went ... Conflict among the Congolese government and an array of armed groups has plagued the country for decades and led to the deaths or displacement of ...
Government leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo are refusing to attend a conference in Switzerland that's meant to raise money for their country. Acting Prime Minister Jose Makila says they won't be there next month because, he says, the UN is overreacting about the humanitarian needs on the ...
... years of relative peace, there has been a surge in violence between Lendu and Hema this year, driven in part by a breakdown of government authority. President Joseph Kabila's refusal leave power at the end of his mandate in 2016 undermined the legitimacy of the state in the eyes of many Congolese.
A Congolese government spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. Soldiers tell the Hema that they do not have ammunition to defend them against Lendu attacks, and instead encourage Hema communities to flee, refugees said. Troops also run at the sight of Lendu marauders, they said.
“The Congolese government has welcomed this instrument which will enable the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight against the proliferation, accumulation and misuse of weapons and ammunition that are already a persistent issue for peace and security within the country”, said the Deputy Minister of ...
Between 1 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, at least 47 people, including women and children, were killed in the context of demonstrations and there are indications that Congolese security services have attempted to cover up these serious human rights violations by removing the bodies of victims and ...
Democratic Republic of Congo said it would open talks on Friday with mining companies about implementing some of the most contentious provisions ... The companies still hope the government will honor the 10-year exemptions but Congolese officials have said no compromises reached in the talks can ...
Given the dramatic humanitarian situation, it was essential for the Organization to get more involved and to put pressure on the Government to hold elections. Church leaders were convinced that only credible elections would give the people a legitimate Government that could tackle the country's ...
Celestin Tawara Angaika, the president of the Lendu community in Bunia, last week asked the Congolese government for the protection of its members. Congo's Deputy Prime Minister of Interior Security Henri Mova Sakanyi has promised “to strengthen the presence of the Congolese army and the police” in ...
JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Republic of Congo opposition groups rallied behind exiled figure Moise Katumbi at talks in South Africa aimed at forging a united front to fight ... "Together we will help build the alternative for the future and show the Congolese people that they are not alone," said Katumbi.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has moved to increase taxes on mining firms and increase government royalties from the industry despite fierce opposition from ... Several chief executives flew to the Congolese capital Kinshasa this week in the hopes of persuading Mr Kabila to change his mind.
HOUSTON — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was ...
Moments afterward, according to interviews, police records and court filings, a group of at least four Congolese security officers in business suits rushed the protesters, all of whom were Maryland residents. They knocked Miango, a Maryland government employee, to the ground. They kicked him in the ...
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday hailed "progress" towards holding long-delayed elections in DR Congo but criticised the government for brutally ... noted the "encouraging progress accomplished by the national electoral commission regarding work on voters' rolls" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has moved to increase taxes on mining firms and increase government royalties from the industry despite fierce opposition from ... Several chief executives flew to the Congolese capital Kinshasa this week in the hopes of persuading Mr Kabila to change his mind.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's government has started trying to profit more directly from the country's mineral resources, including the booming cobalt market. President Joseph Kabila and other Congolese leaders met with the heads of multiple international mining companies for almost six hours ...
Randgold Resources PLC (LON:RRS) said it will meet with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government next week to discuss the country's controversial new mining laws. Congo's government said President Joseph Kabila will soon sign into law a new mining code. The code will raise taxes and remove ...
Efforts to improve support for returning girl soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo accelerated in February as Child Soldiers International's National Action Group held its first workshops in the country. Made up of government representatives and local organisations in Eastern DRC, the National Action ...
The Congolese Constitution claims that human life is sacred," Valentin Mbalanda, a human rights activist in DR Congo, told IPS. The European Commission, United Nations, and Dutch government will co-host a pledging conference in April. Jan Egeland said that international donors must give the same ...
Bobby Ghosh, foreign affairs columnist and commentator, joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano on Monday to describe how some companies are finding alternatives to mining an important and expensive metal that's used in 21st century tech gadgets and products around the world. Ghosh explained the ...
And now I'm wondering if there are more children like her being held in Chicago or other places in the country, children who came seeking safety only to be ripped apart from their families because our government wants to send a bullying message to the world: Stay away. Late Friday, U.S. Sens.
DR Congo protesters urge general strike ... opposition groups in Democratic Republic of Congo called for a general strike on Friday in protest at the killing of activists during anti-government demonstrations. ... Anti-government protests in the vast central African country have turned deadly in recent months.
The GTLF project coordinator and Principle commercial Officer in the Ministry of trade Steven Kamukama says the OSBP project is concurrently being implemented by DR Congo and the facility will house all government agencies from Uganda and DR Congo under one roof to complete all entry and exit ...
The Kasai conflict has also forced over 35,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola. Since September 2017 some of them have spontaneously returned to DRC – only to find that reaching their former homes is impossible. Many are today living in churches and mosques, while others were forced to move to ...
PIC: The DR Congo government said its troops were waging a war against Ugandan rebels active in North Kivu province. (AFP) ... "Six people were shot dead and another was stabbed" in the village of Eringeti in DR Congo's restive North Kivu province, a Congolese military source told AFP. Eringeti's ...
“When I'm ill, I can't go to the hospital because I'm penniless. The Congolese government must help all the displaced persons in our country,” she said. DR Congo has some 4.5 million internally displaced people, the largest number in Africa. Elections scheduled for 2017 were postponed to the end of this ...
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead an anti-government protester in the capital, Kinshasa. Two other protesters were also injured. Churchgoers had planned to take part in marches against President Joseph Kabila, following Sunday services. But security forces surrounded ...
The chain of events that led to Therese's death started in December 2017, when the Lay Coordination Committee of the Catholic Church (CLC), a group backed by many priests and bishops in the majority-Catholic country, asked the Congolese government to respect the St Sylvestre Agreement.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is putting its own short-term interests over the well-being of the Congolese people. It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today's international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for ...
Aid bodies and NGOs are propagating a “bad image of the Democratic Republic of Congo throughout the world,” Prime Minister Jose Makila charged last month. The government has meanwhile promised $100 million “to ease humanitarian distress” and earmarked $10 million to help refugees or those ...
An advisor to Congolese Prime Minister Jean Nkunza on Wednesday said the Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, as “strategic” minerals ... The government considers minerals with the “strategic” designation important for the economic, social and industrial future of the country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is a large country in central Africa where there is a lot of conflict. The land in the DR ... He then won the next election in 2011, but the vote was criticised by other countries and people who were opposed to the government disagreed with the result. The rules of ...
A Congolese woman at the center of a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unlawfully separating her from her 7-year-old daughter after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum was released Tuesday, an official with the American Civil Liberties Union said. The woman was released ...


 

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