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Citizen science project will benefit Africa's giraffes

With its' long, graceful neck and elaborately patterned hide, the giraffe is truly an iconic symbol of Africa. Like seemingly every other wild animal in the world, they are in decline.

Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

Kinshasa - An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, UN the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

Fresh fighting erupts on DR Congo-Rwanda border

Kinshasa - Rwandan and Congolese troops traded heavy weapons fire on Thursday in a second day of fighting on the border between the two neighbours which have been locked in a decades-long dispute.

Rwanda, DR Congo trade blame for heavy border fighting

Kinshasa - The Rwandan and Congolese governments have blamed each other for an outbreak of heavy fighting on the border between the two neighbours, which are locked in a decades-long conflict.

38 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence

Kinshasa - A total of 38 people died in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, many massacred when a church was set ablaze, the government said on Tuesday.

At least 30 killed in east DR Congo church

Kinshasa - Armed men burst into a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing more than 30 people including women and children, local sources said Saturday.

301 inmates break out of DR Congo jail, two killed

Bukavu - At least two people were killed on Thursday when 301 inmates staged a dawn jailbreak from an eastern Democratic Republic of Congo prison, police said.

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in east DR Congo

- More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland give themselves up in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the UN.

DR Congo train accident death toll rises to 57

Kinshasa - At least 57 people died when an overloaded passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Wednesday, raising the official toll.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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