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Since it was impossible for leaders in the capital Kinshasa to exercise authority over this vast central African country, "all of the peacekeeping missions, special envoys, interagency processes and diplomatic initiatives that are predicated on the Congo myth — the notion that one sovereign power is present ...
Activists in Kinshasa hosted the first fashion show for disabled people on Friday (April 19), to promote acceptance and removal of barriers that the disabled face in the country. Under the theme Toza Fier, meaning “We are proud” in the local Lingala language, 15 models living with disability proudly walked ...

In a city of over 10 million residents, Maguy Washilona stands out as a female taxi driver. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. For over 5 years now, Maguy has taken on the profession that is dominated by men, winning the admiration of many. Her courage is even more admirable, considering that ...
"The government takes issue with how organizers have characterized the situation in the country in such a way that deliberately tarnishes the country's image," he said from Kinshasa. "The government's conditions were not met, and the entire basis for the conference, as it has been presented by the ...
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: The DREF operation initially targeted 9 communes of Kinshasa affected by flooding and cholera, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili. During the first two-months of the ...
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa has given his backing to a conference of donors meeting in Geneva on April 13 to discuss aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, despite a boycott by the Congolese government. “We can't refuse help when we have empty hands,” said Cardinal ...

KINSHASA – 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 groups in the conflict-torn country. Kinshasa put the figure at "231,241 internally displaced people" ...
(MENAFN - The Conversation) Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is home to 10 million people. With an estimated 400 markets and over 1 million traders , markets are an important supplier of goods and source of livelihood. They are also an important source of revenue ...
The United Nations warns more than two million severely acutely malnourished children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying unless they receive urgently needed therapeutic aid. Years of violence and unrest in Democratic Republic of Congo have displaced more than 4.5 million people, ...
Kinshasa — MILITANTS have ambushed and robbed humanitarian agencies as well as civilians in the restive eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The robberies are the latest in a series of violations by the rebel groups in the Shabunda territory of the South Kivu province.
As Congolese fleeing attacks in the northeastern Ituri province continue to stream into neighbouring Uganda, an outbreak of cholera with a worryingly high mortality rate is hampering efforts to respond to the sudden influx. A lack of adequate funds is frustrating the response not only to the disease outbreak, ...
Kinshasa - Eighteen employees of a gorilla sanctuary in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been abducted by a militia group, sources said on Wednesday. An official with an NGO said the abduction took place on Monday in the area of Nzovu, which lies in the huge Kahuzi-Biega National Park, ...
From 25 November 2017 through 23 February 2018, 1065 cases including 43 deaths (case fatality rate = 4%) have been reported from 32 out of 35 health zones in Kinshasa province. From 25 November 2017 through 15 February 2018, 177 stool specimens were collected for testing at the Institut National ...
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse demonstrations, killing at least two protesters. The protests against President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy. Fifteen people, three of whom are thought to be members of the ...
Dubai: Budget carrier flydubai announced it will be starting daily flights to Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, from April 15. The flights will operate with an en route stop in Entebbe, and will be available for booking through the Emirates code-share agreement, flydubai said in a statement on Wednesday.
Some 280 billion FCFA was recently raised in Geneva for emergency aid in the country. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, has warned of serious consequences if it does not have a say in the management of 528 million US dollars (280 billion FCFA) raised by the UN at a donor ...
Windhoek — The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, says since many African countries will be holding elections this year the AU will review such electoral processes, in particular the elections to take place in the politically unstable Democratic Republic of ...

Sunday's march in Kinshasa has been called by the Lay Co-ordination Committee (CLC), an organisation close to the church, an influential social ... Political tension in DR Congo has been mounting since September 2016, when clashes between the youth and security forces left dozens dead in Kinshasa.
Kinshasa — RAMPANT militia and rogue soldiers have raped more than 500 civilians in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where a humanitarian disaster is raging. About half of the victims of sexual violence in the affected province of Tanganyika are children. Several areas of the ...
Will there actually be elections? Or a non-violent uprising? Or foreign intervention? Here are some scenarios the Congo could face. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Irene2005. In the latest development of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) political saga, a government ...
On January 21, Therese Kapangala, a 24-year-old Congolese woman studying to be a nun, left her home in Kinshasa to attend church in the Commune of Kintambo. Therese never returned home. She was shot by security forces outside her church, just after Sunday mass. The bullet entered her arm and ...
"Maki'La" is an impressive film debut by Macherie Ekwa Bahango. It depicts the rough life of street children in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Maki'La" premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. "I have always loved the movies. 'Titanic' was a very important film for me," says Macherie ...
Kinshasa — UNIDENTIFIED assailants have killed two aid workers and abducted another in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The incident has occured near a village in the territory of Rutshuru in the province of North Kivu. The humanitarian officials were working for the the ...
Kinshasa — THE outbreak of poliovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is feared to spread to neighbouring countries as thousands flee the war-torn country. Some 20 children have been affected by the paralysing disease that has been declared a national public health emergency in the DRC.
Young people in Democratic Republic of Congo are turning to their phones to consult "Doctor Love" - not a matchmaker but a mobile app that answers questions about sex and childbirth. The service is much needed in the central African country where many people lack basic information about ...
The accident happened on a road in the southwest of the country, 220 kilometres (110 miles) south of Kinshasa, as Kabila was returning to the capital on Tuesday. "Last night, a vehicle in the presidential motorcade was hit on the Matadi highway at Kimpese by a truck carrying cement," communications ...
The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are taking deadly flight as ethnic violence grows in Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri Province. Some people are losing their lives in their desperation to escape the increasingly bitter conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups in DRC's Ituri ...
Dubai: Budget carrier flydubai announced it will be starting daily flights to Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, from April 15. The flights will operate with an en route stop in Entebbe, and will be available for booking through the Emirates code-share agreement, flydubai said in a statement on Wednesday.
Kinshasa — CHILDREN'S rights groups are concerned at the forcible recruitment of girls as child soldiers as well as their sexual abuse at the ranks of armed groups. The concern came amid revelations during 2017, more than 3 000 cases of child recruitment in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were ...
Brazzaville — With the Chinese Spring Festival approaching, Wang Jun, a member of China's peacekeeping sapper unit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), misses more than ever his wife and children at home across the sea. This year's Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year, falls on Feb.
The body of a stowaway was found in a KQ flight from Kinshasa in the DRC on Sunday. The body was found after the plane landed at the JKIA, preliminary reports indicating the person froze to death. The victim was not identified immediately as there were no identification documents at the scene.
Scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested in Kinshasa, the capital, and elsewhere during the crackdown. The exact number of detentions is unclear but may be as high as 600. The Catholic church has taken a leading role in recent months in organising and unifying opposition to Kabila's ...
On New Year's Eve, Congolese forces killed at least seven people in Kinshasa during a protest by Catholic activists. Scores of people were arrested in the days leading up to those protests. Many of the detained were badly beaten. The instability has stoked fears that the DRC could slide back into the wars ...
Second half goals from defender Carof Bakoua and substitute Kader Bidimbou inspired Congo to a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday in Agadir and confirm their place at the knockout stage. The duo scored in the second half following a frantic first period which was characterized by counter attacks ...
Besides Kinshasa, tensions are also high in the cities of Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Goma, Beni and Mbuji Mayi. ... KINSHASA - At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.
Kokoko! are a musical collective with a new, raw sound produced entirely on instruments made from recycled scrap material. They've shaken up dancefloors in their native Kinshasa, now they're turning heads in Europe. RFI caught up with them at the recent Chorus festival at the Scene Musicale in Paris.
Kinshasa - Police fired warning shots on Friday to disperse a crowd gathered in front of Kinshasa cathedral after a mass by prominent government critic Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo, an AFP journalist said. Armed officers arrived at the gates of the cathedral as worshippers were leaving a service to ...
Washington — Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo took a turn for the worse in 2017 and the New Year is unlikely to bring much relief to Congolese civilians. Political repression in the last two weeks resulted in at least eight civilian deaths and over 100 arrests, while conflict and rights abuses ...
The end of 2017 saw a rise in violent suppression of peaceful protests organized by churches in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), resulting in the deaths of at least five people. The government's security forces engaged in excessive force against their own citizens, using live ammunition against ...
Floods and landslips last week claimed 48 lives in Kinshasa as flimsy homes were flattened. Liyolongo said a cholera outbreak threatened 23 of the sprawling country's 26 provinces, with 50,000 cases and around 1,000 deaths reported since 2017. He said it was the worst cholera epidemic in the country ...
An earlier toll put the number of dead at 37. Three-quarters of homes in Kinshasa are slums which have no access to sanitation or electricity, according to Corneille Kanene, former head of UN-Habitat. Torrential rains and landslides overnight Wednesday destroyed flimsy homes, many perched on hillsides.
Seven people were killed in Kinshasa, the capital, and one in Kananga, a city in the central part of the country, according to Florence Marchal, the spokeswoman for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese security forces set up checkpoints across Kinshasa, ...
At least four people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday amid protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from power. Two men were killed outside St. Alphonse church in the Matete district of the capital Kinshasa, Human Rights Watch said, as security forces ...
Recent fighting between government and rebel forces near the town of Lasu casts doubt on the latest efforts to revive a peace deal. On December 22, a day after South Sudan's warring parties signed a ceasefire in Addis Ababa, Jenty Jendia was seated on the dusty floor of a reception center in a refugee ...
Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down as president of DR Congo in December 19, 2016. On the anniversary of that date, the country is bracing for more opposition protests calling for Kabila to go. When the pope prays for a country, it means the situation is serious. In November, Pope Francis led a ...
"I have lost loved ones to HIV - that's what inspired me to do this," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from the capital, Kinshasa. "The message that I hope people will apply is to be prudent." The number of people living with HIV/AIDS and dying from related infections in the Democratic ...
Kinshasa — MEDICAL doctors have threatened to leave the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following a spate of robberies and assault by armed groups. The violations are increasing in Mweso in the Masisi territory of the North Kivu Province where rebels recently broke into the Doctors Without ...
For the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 2017 was a disaster. Presidential and legislative elections were delayed, the violence in Kasai intensified, a long-standing opposition leader died and violence in eastern Congo continued. To be sure, 2016 was hardly better. As the slated presidential and ...
The DRC official could not however say if Kinshasa is accusing Zambia of trying to assassinate Kabila but said 'at the minimum this is dangerous negligence on the part of Zambia'. When news of this accident broke out, many people thought it was Zambian ruler Edgar Lungu who was in the accident.
Women raped in the DRC fear being rejected by their families, often leading to a vicious cycle of poverty and prostitution. A local aid organization is working to help victims and change attitudes. About 20 women are crammed into a barren area in the village of Munigi at the foot of Mount Nyiragongo in ...


 

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