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Canadian man tests negative for Ebola

Early Tuesday, it was revealed that a Canadian man, widely feared to be suffering from Ebola, tested negative for the virus.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

Central African militia leader denies Congo arrest report

Brazzaville - The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African Republic (CAR) denied a police report that he had been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzaville."Contrary to what has been said on foreign channels and in ...
In the Media by AFP

Review: How is it that one of the world's richest nations is the poorest?

Dan Snow's trip into the Democratic Republic of Congo will show the world that a country blessed with just about every natural resource available, somehow finds itself being one of the poorest nations on the planet.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 11 comments

Cannibalistic militia cults grow in Central Africa

The horrendous conditions of poverty, war and disease faced by the populations of Central Africa has given rise to bizarre and terrifying armed groups involved in barbarous and inhuman activities.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 1 comment

$88 million missing on Congo mining taxes, says watchdog

Tax authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo failed to account for more than $80 million in revenue from the country's mining sector.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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

Rare Panda-looking bat found in South Sudan receives new name

Lewisburg - A team of researchers found a bat with a strong resemblance to a panda. The animal, the fifth recorded capture of the species, was discovered in South Sudan; it is distinct from other species of the same group and has been classified in a new genus.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Central African Republic coup sparks refugee crisis

The situation in the Central African Republic becomes more dire as thousands flee the widespread lawlessness that has followed the recent rebel victory.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly

Farmer's wife in Congo tells of her experience

Frances du Toit, the wife of Wynand, tells of their experiences in the Congo where they came with a group of farmers from South Africa at the invitation of the Congolese government.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

African forest elephants face extinction

For years the existence of the African forest elephant has been under threat and now an alarming new report shows just how endangered they are. The report says that the elephants face the threat of extinction and possibly within a decade.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 4 comments

Relaunching legal mining in Congo with conflict-free tags?

An initiative aiming to relaunch legal mining in eastern Congo after an export suspension of conflict minerals will produce its first refined tin by the end of March 2013.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments

Ben Affleck will testify on Congo

On Wednesday, Ben Affleck will testify before the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the implications for U.S. security.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

ICC acquits Congolese warlord Mathieu Ngudjolo

The International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Congolese warlord Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of all charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes over his alleged role in planning the 2003 assault on Bogoro village in the mineral-rich Ituri province.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Number of refugees in eastern DRC increases

Doctors Without Borders announced that there has been a significant rise in the number of refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern province North Kivu, as a result of the fighting between governmental troops and the M23 rebels.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

The Congolese government regains control of Goma

The Congolese government has managed to recapture the city of Goma, the capital of North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but the M23 rebels continue to pose a threat, as they remain in close proximity to the city.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

DRC government rejects M23 rebels' ultimatum

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has rejected the M23 rebels’ ultimatum to initiate direct negotiations and declared it would defend Goma, the de facto aid capital of the country’s war-torn east.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 1 comment

UK cuts aid to Uganda over corruption allegations

Justine Greening, the UK Secretary of State for International Development, announced on Friday that Great Britain will suspend all direct aid to the Ugandan government with immediate effect.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Op-Ed: Uganda Rejects UN Accusations of Supporting Rebels in the DRC

Uganda has dismissed the United Nations (UN) accusations that it is supporting the M23 rebels, fighting against the Congolese government in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since April, by ensuring weapons and other forms of assistance.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

The rare tropical disease, Congo Fever, kills first victim in UK

The rare tropical disease, Congo Fever, has killed its first victim. Congo fever is a zoonosis disease --- a disease found in animals that can infect humans.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 1 comment

Congolese warlord sentenced for recruiting child soldiers

The Hague - Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers in battle. Taking into account time already served, Lubanga will serve just 8 more years behind bars.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments
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