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Abdoulaye Toure: A life dedicated to women’s empowerment Special

In early childhood, Abdoulaye Toure from Mali took his first stance against injustice towards women. When he was about six years old, he realized it was unfair for his mother to be responsible for all the household work.

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.

For logistical reasons, Congo rebel group extends stay in Goma

Kinshasa - An insurgent group in central African nation of Congo said to be backed by Rwanda has delayed its exit from the key eastern city of Goma by at least 48 hours for ‘logistical reasons.’

M23 rebels refuse to leave Congo's Goma

Goma - The deadline for M23 rebels to withdraw from the Congo city of Goma, which they captured last week, has passed, and they are still refusing to leave.

Protests against Congo election turn ugly in Ottawa, Toronto

Ottawa - Demonstrators, angry at the disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, took to the streets of Ottawa and Toronto. Both protests were marred by violence and arrests.

Activists march following refusal to repatriate Armand Tungulu Special

Brussels - Hundreds of Congolese activists marched in Brussels on Saturday carrying an empty coffin after the Congolese authorities refused to repatriate the body of Belgian-Congolese activist Armand Tungulu Mudiandamb, dead in Kinshasa at the beginning of October.

Airplane crashes after crocodile on board escapes

Kinshasa - A small airliner crashed into a house, killing a British pilot and 19 others after a crocodile smuggled onto the aircraft in a sports bag escaped and sparked a panic and stampede inside the aircraft's cabin.

Project to reduce land conflict around Virunga National Park

Two leading organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Largest African massacre perpeptuated by LRA uncovered

Human Rights Watch investigated reports of the massacre, which took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo's remote northeast area. With over 300 people dead, it is the largest unreported massacre committed by the Lord's Resistance Army.

MSF Expresses Concern About Armed Aid Convoys in DRC

Military-escorted aid convoys also risk blurring the line between humanitarian assistance and political-military action. MSF stresses the need to maintain this crucial distinction in the volatile Kivu region.

800 People Flee the Democratic Republic of the Congo Every Day

the number of people who are fleeing the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is growing steadily. To date 800 people a day are fleeing their homes for possible refuge in Uganda.

Recovering from War

a short video on the long road to recovery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC)

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Internally displaced people in North Kivu.
Internally displaced people in North Kivu.

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