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“Humanitarian needs caused by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have doubled over the last year, the U.N. Security Council said. Speaking on Monday, the U.N.'s Under-Secretary-General Mark Lowcock said 13 million people are affected by internal conflict gripping the country and ...

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein [official profile] on Monday said [press release] the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violated human rights law after a report [PDF, in French] emerged that the DRC severely restricted and violently suppressed the right to ...
Can the DRC find a path to prosperity? The Democratic Republic of Congo boasts assets that ought to be the envy of Africa – vast productive lands, abundant natural resources and a youthful population. But DRC's potential remains unfulfilled thanks to political instability, communal violence and corruption.
A visiting Republic of Congo minister has commended Kenya for completing the modern Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). ... were Transport Principal Secretary Paul Maringa, Kenya Railways Managing Director Athanas Maina and senior officials from the China Road & Bridges Corporation (CRBC).
But Congolese officials insist that only six people have died. Of course, enormous discrepancies in death toll estimates are quite common in the Democratic Republic of Congo - the repressive regime frequently tries to downplay the number of its victims. Yet, there was something unique in the regime's ...
An advisor to Congolese Prime Minister Jean Nkunza on Wednesday said the Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, ... The announcement by the prime minister's office, however, appears to pre-empt those negotiations, which were due to determine, among other things, how metals ...
What happened to them is cruel, and government officials have yet to offer a decent explanation or acknowledge that this was a mistake. At a rally held Thursday night in downtown Chicago, Gelernt said the ACLU believes the Trump administration is intentionally separating asylum-seeking families to deter ...


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