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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 ...

[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 ... Republic
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. Republic
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 ... Republic
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 ...
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 ... child
The United Nations raised the death toll of Congolese refugee protesters in Rwanda to 11. The refugees were ... Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim claimed around 350,000 refugees from Afrin were living in Turkey and that they soon “will return to their soil and they will continue their lives in peace there.” ... child
... of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and two Zambian citizens were sent back to the U.S. after Congolese officials called their deportations "inhumane". The six arrived on February 21 aboard an American aircraft at Ndjili airport, said Congolese Human Rights Minister Marie Ange Mushobekwa, ... child
The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Botswana's Foreign ... child
Kigali - A United Nations official says 11 Congolese refugees were killed last week as Rwandan police tried to put down a protest over reduced food rations. Daniela Ionita with the UN refugee agency says the deaths occurred in Kiziba refugee camp and the nearby town of Kibuye in western Rwanda. child
Government authorities missed that deadline and the vote is now scheduled for this December, though election officials have hinted that polls may not be possible even then due to financial and logistical constraints. "Our people no longer believe in the political will of our current leaders to ensure a ... child
The Democratic Republic of Congo would impose a tax of 10 percent on so-called "strategic metals" under the plan, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. ... The draft law is now in the hands of President Joseph Kabila, Mining Minister Martin Kabwelulu said at an annual mining conference in South Africa ... child
THOUSANDS of children face a dire future without fathers as a result of a rape spree charactersing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Humanitarian agencies reported a significant number of the 14 000 Congolese refugees that have fled to the neighbouring Uganda were victims of ... child
Democratic Republic of Congo's minister of mines, Martin Kabwelulu, declined on Wednesday to say whether President Joseph Kabila had signed a new mining code into law. The industry opposes the code because it will raise royalties and taxes. The new code, which parliament approved late last month, ... child

For a moment it seemed like president Joseph Kabila was finally going to let go of power in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was all too good to be true. Kabila will not seek re-election and will instead announce his choice for presidential candidate by July, communications minister Lambert Mende told ... child
BUKAVU, DR Congo - Thirty-four Congolese militiamen have been handed over to the Democratic Republic of Congo by officials in Burundi, the Congolese military said on Friday. The militiamen belong to the rebel Yakutumba group and were handed over to the Congolese authorities by the Burundi ... child
On this week's UpFront, we speak with the Democratic Republic of Congo's minister of communications about President Joseph Kabila"s refusal to step down. ... In this week's Headliner, we speak with the Congolese Minister of Communications Lambert Mende about violence in the country and whether ... child
21 to demand that Congolese President Joseph Kabila hold fresh elections in line with a church-brokered accords. In their letter, the clergy accused the governor of ordering the police to desecrate the churches and prevent the liturgy from taking place. Witnesses said police launched tear gas during Mass ... child
At least six people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say. Protesters are ... Jean-Baptise Sondji, a former minister, told AFP he had witnessed the death of a 16-year-old girl outside a church in the Kitambo area of the capital. "An armoured ... child
For decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has held a terrible reputation as “the rape capital of the world.” ... Launched in 2012, the Forensics Training Institute program from Physicians for Human Rights trains Congolese doctors, police and court officials in forensic-investigation techniques that ... child
NAIROBI, Kenya — At least five people were killed on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo during demonstrations across the country against delayed ... One of the organizers said the group feared arrest if they accepted the invitation; a senior police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity ... child
The Roman Catholic community leaders planning a peaceful march on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo have said they will go ahead with the ... The church's stance has alos been backed by the Muslim Community in the country that rebels against the decision made by Congolese officials and ... child
For decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has held a terrible reputation as “the rape capital of the world. ... Launched in 2012, the Forensics Training Institute program from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) trains Congolese doctors, police and court officials in forensic investigation — techniques ... child
Kinshasa - The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said the army was waging 'war' against two militia forces in the country's ... According to the army, it is fighting the Ugandan Islamist rebels of the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in North Kivu, while battling the Congolese ... child
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session ... child
Congolese boys take part in a protest against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from power in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Congolese security forces shot dead two men outside a church on Sunday while dispersing demonstrators protesting in the ... child
His family lobbied elected officials at all levels — from the Nebraska governor to the U.S. president — outraged the country wasn't doing more to help a U.S. citizen. Finally, in August, they were encouraged by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's office, which pledged to work with the Congolese government to allow ... child
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders strongly condemns the use of violence by the Congolese security forces, the interruption of church services, the obstructions to ... The Minister will raise the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the next Council meeting. child
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 ... child
Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Saturday ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and SMS services across the country ... Congolese authorities have banned Sunday's demonstrations, which have been backed by most opposition leaders, and warned that all gatherings of ... child
The Congolese fled into Uganda over ethnic clashes between the Lendu and Bagegere in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... Mr James Karanja, the acting head of the UNHCR Sub office in Hoima, says together with the Office of the Prime Minister, they have successfully managed to ... child
But after South Sudan's ambassador visited Aba together with DRC's defence minister in April, local authorities began restricting movement across the border, according to a South Sudanese community leader in Aba and an SPLA-IO official who asked not to be named. Officials in the DRC suspect a close ... child
19 December 2017 – The United Nations envoys dealing with sexual violence in conflict and the head of the Organization's peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have welcomed the conviction of 11 Congolese militia fighters for raping dozens of children – including an 18-month-old toddler ... child
Fifteen peacekeepers were killed and 53 others injured Thursday evening, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said in a statement. Mission officials believe the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces carried out the attack, according to the statement. At least five members of ... child
Diarrhoea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds - U.N. ... Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhoea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said ... child
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 ... child
By MOSES HAVYARIMANA. Burundi has in the past week received more than 8,000 refugees fleeing the fighting between Mai Mai rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Burundian government officials said that refugees continue to arrive from DRC's South Kivu to the ... child
A renegade Congolese colonel who had threatened to depose President Joseph Kabila has been extradited from Tanzania and will be prosecuted for rebellion, Congo's defense minister said on Monday. In a video circulated on social media last month, John Tshibangu, who had been based in the east of ... child
The Congolese Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies attempted to justify blocking the Internet and SMS, citing an alleged subversive intent by ex-soldiers. “The government had information that ex-soldiers had brought weapons to shoot at Christians during ... child
Militia clashes kill 16 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Official ... been engaged in intense fighting against the Congolese army since ... child
WASHINGTON - A 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed while defending himself during a robbery attempt on a Northeast D.C. street corner ... child
According to the Congolese government, five soldiers were killed. ... Lambert Mende, the country's minister of media and communication, told ... child
Congolese security troops killed at least 36 Burundian refugees and injured more than ... some of the refugees to their home country, officials and local activists said. ... Congo-based U.N. communications official Florence Marchal ... Burundi Foreign Minister Alain Aime Nyamitwe asked Congo and the U.N. ... child
A fifth senior official will coordinate the team's work from U.N. ... “Given concerns that Congolese officials may have been involved in the killings, ... child
Democratic Republic of Congo: Government must deliver on pledge to end child ... If delivered, it means future generations of Congolese children won't ... the government's new strategy on child labour was made by Minister of ... child
Democratic Republic of Congo army general profits from illegally mining conflict gold ... Republic of the Congo also finds that a high-ranking Congolese army commander, ... "In Congo, everyone is in the gold business: generals, ministers, even ... Bodies of missing UN officials in DR Congo reported found. child
Over 500 Congolese asylum-seekers have fled into Zambia within a day, recording the biggest single entry of new arrivals in three years. child


 

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