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DR Congo: UN, African Union urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat
Visiting the site of a recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys met with the Mayor of the town of Beni, Congolese military officials and local leaders, urging a united front to “put an end to the terror imposed on the population by armed groups,” including Ugandan-based rebels operating in the area.(10/24/2014 5:58:28 PM)
Randgold CEO warns against tax hike in new Congo mining code
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s focus on maximising short-term tax revenues risks squandering long-term mining prospects, the chief executive of one of its largest mining investors warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a mining conference in Kinshasa, Mark Bristow, the CEO of gold miner Randgold Resources Ltd, criticised Congo's Prime Minister Augustin Matata ...(10/23/2014 2:28:09 AM)
Former NBA Star Lays Out Philanthropic Goals for Democratic Republic of Congo
Twenty-five years after the former Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko visited Harvard amidst protests , eight-time NBA all-star and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo spoke about development projects in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo—formerly known as Zaire—on Thursday at the Law School.(10/24/2014 12:07:44 AM)
Goma back on the map as violence gives way to construction and croissants
Public and private investment have created fresh hope in a Congolese city more often associated with conflict and upheaval Vanessa Jados, 27, had croissant cravings while pregnant with her first child but the nearest decent croissant was a three-and-a-half-hour drive away, across the border in Rwanda. Today, the businesswoman from Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is proud to ...(10/24/2014 5:21:59 AM)
Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings
By Kenny Katombe BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. Crowds gathered at the U.N. base calling for peacekeepers to leave the town after two people were shot dead on Tuesday during a ...(10/22/2014 8:55:42 AM)
Spotlight: New Congolese priest teaches the word of God and soccer
Father Jean Celestin Muanza has lived quite a life, coming originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and now acting as the Rector of Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan.(10/24/2014 10:57:16 PM)
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security
[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.(10/23/2014 6:53:16 AM)
Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings
By Kenny Katombe BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. Crowds gathered at the U.N. base calling for peacekeepers to leave the town after two people were shot dead on Tuesday during a ...(10/22/2014 8:58:17 AM)
Central Africa: The DRC and Its Neighbourhood - the Political Economy of Peace
[SAIIA]On 24 February 2013, 11 African countries signed the Addis Ababa Framework Agreement designed to bring peace to the Great Lakes Region, in particular the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been in the grip of armed conflict for two decades.(10/24/2014 2:29:32 AM)
Congo: Doctor wins top EU prize
A doctor who has devoted years to aiding gang-rape victims in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.(10/22/2014 8:16:27 AM)
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