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Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve

Goma - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank gives $73 million to fight ‘Energy Apartheid’

‘Energy Apartheid’: That’s the term World Bank President Jim Yong Kim used Tuesday to describe the lack of adequate access to energy in Africa as compared to the rest of the world.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

251 Congolese perish in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

Kinshasa - More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Kinshasa said Thursday.Government spokesman Lambert Mende also declared three days of national mourn...
In the Media by AFP

Pope, Putin, Snowden among this year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Oslo - Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are among a record 278 people nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Kinshasa - Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?A small cooperative, which developed the novel solution and is testing two robots at key intersections, thinks ...
In the Media by Marc Jourdier (AFP)

UN warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in DR Congo's Katanga

Kinshasa - A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in DR Congo's Katanga province, where rebel violence has destroyed 600 homes over the past three months and displaced 400,000 people, the UN said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

DR Congo rebels deny UN accusations of fresh recruitment

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebel movement on Tuesday denied UN accusations that it was seeking to rebuild from the ashes of its defeat in November.
In the Media by AFP

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Paul Kagame’s trips to the West not worth the headache Special

Toronto - It is simply too embarrassing for Paul Kagame to visit the West anymore, as eager as the Rwandan president is to pose as a respected African statesman. His visit to Toronto last month was stirring evidence of this.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever

UN: 82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) says 82 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Angelina Jolie urges UN to address 'war zone sexual violence'

New York - Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with members of the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that would punish perpetrators of sexual violence during times of war and protect the victims.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

UN report highlights Congo's continuing rape crisis

Goma - A new report by United Nations human rights inspectors says Congolese troops carried out systematic rapes of women and girls numbering nearly 200 toward the end of last year.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

New species of bat discovered (revised and updated)

Scientists have 'discovered' a new species of bat called Niumbaha superba (or the Pied Bat) from South Sudan. This is one of the few new species of bat to have been discovered in several decades.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Congo: Soldier confessed to raping 53 women

A young soldier in Congo recounted the crimes that he and his comrades committed a few months back. The soldier said that he and twenty-four others got together a few months ago and said that they should rape 10 women each, and that is what they did.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

US govt offers $5 million bounty for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The Obama administration Wednesday offered up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the "arrest, transfer or conviction" of the Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, his top aides and a Rwandan rebel leader accused of war crimes.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Rebels enter capital of Central African Republic

Bangui - The president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Francois Bozize, has fled the capital, Bangui, after rebels of the Seleka coalition entered the city and clashed with members of an African peacekeeping force.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Mbuti pygmy children have fun meeting white man for 1st time

When a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter recently visited a remote village in Eastern Congo during an aid mission, he became the first white man the children had ever seen, and his video of the heartwarming moment is going viral.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

DR Congo and African nations sign deal to end conflict in Congo

Addis Ababa - A deal to try to end the conflict that has been raging, if somewhat under the radar, in the Democratic Republic of Congo for many years now, was signed today in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa through the United Nations.
In the Media by Isabel Ivanescu

Change and continuity the theme at SA Air Force Day Special

Pretoria - The South African Air Force (SAAF), generally recognised as the second oldest air force after the British Royal Air Force, turned 93 on February 1, 2013.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

South Africa sends troops to Central African Republic

Bangui - South Africa has deployed 400 soldiers to the troubled Central African Republic, where a rebellion threatens to overthrow the elected government.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments
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