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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

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

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms

By Stella Dawson March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Intel Corp has spent more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo region, and now it is offerin...
In the Media by Stella Dawson (Reuters)

UN and Congolese troops launch offensive against Hutu rebels

Kinshasa - Congolese forces moved into the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), backed up by United Nations troops, to attack the Hutu rebels that have claimed the Virunga region of the country as their base of operations.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

The Hague - The International Criminal Court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in the trial of Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga, accused of using child soldiers in a 2003 attack on a village in the vast central African country, killing 200 people.Judge...
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

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

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)

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Paris - Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal.Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ivory Coas...
In the Media by AFP

Congo warlord Ntaganda 'key' to ethnic crimes, ICC hears

The Hague - Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (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

Euronews to launch multilingual African news channel

Paris - European news channel Euronews said Monday it will launch Africa's first multi-language news channel in the middle of next year in partnership with the state television of the Republic of Congo.
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

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

Ethiopia in FIFA World Cup playoffs

Toronto - Billed as one of the surprise packages in the World Cup qualifying rounds, the high flying Ethiopian national team lived up to its expectations beating the Central African Republic 2-1 in neutral Congo Brazzaville to secure a World Cup playoffs berth.
In the Media by Farid Omar

UN uses force against rebels in D.R. Congo for the first time

Goma - The United Nations force in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed the Force Intervention Brigade against M23 rebels in the north eastern part of the country, near the Rwandan border, for the first time.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

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

Video: Monstrous giant piranha caught in Congo river

This real-life giant piranha is nearly five feet long and weighs 154 pounds. It is the largest member of the tigerfish clan, a genus of fierce predators with protruding, dagger-like teeth. It is found in Congo River system and Lake Tanganyika.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 7 comments

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

$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
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