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Shot DR Congo park director evacuated to Nairobi
The Belgian director of a famed national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was shot this week by unknown attackers was evacuated to Nairobi on Friday, a local official said. Emmanuel de Merode, head of the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo's war-scarred North Kivu province, was shot in the abdomen and chest on Tuesday as he travelled alone by jeep from the regional capital Goma to ...(4/18/2014 10:41:27 AM)
DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director
New York, Apr 17 : A senior United Nations official on Wednesday condemned the attack against the chief warden of Virunga National Park, and urged the international community to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in protecting not only its World Heritage sites but also those who safeguard them.(4/17/2014 10:23:12 AM)
Campaigning conservationist shot in DR Congo
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Environmentalists around the world condemned on Wednesday the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo's war scarred North Kivu province, was attacked on Tuesday as he travelled alone by jeep from the ...(4/16/2014 5:01:59 PM)
Burundi Crisis: During Rwanda Genocide Anniversary, We Mustn't Forget Turmoil Next Door
Burundi, wedged between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, rarely receives the attention it deserves. Like Rwanda, Burundi is still recovering from a history of massive ethnic violence in the 1990s. But unlike Rwanda, it has a strong civil society and independent media. Burundi's progress is all the more notable because of the government's repeated attempts over the years to intimidate ...(4/17/2014 8:13:06 AM)
Burundi Crisis: As Rwanda Genocide Anniversary Nears, We Mustn't Forget Turmoil Next Door
Burundi, wedged between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, rarely receives the attention it deserves. Like Rwanda, Burundi is still recovering from a history of massive ethnic violence in the 1990s. But unlike Rwanda, it has a strong civil society and independent media. Burundi's progress is all the more notable because of the government's repeated attempts over the years to intimidate ...(4/17/2014 8:13:06 AM)
Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - 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. The victim, Emmanuel de Merode, "was shot in the chest," North Kivu provincial governor Julien Paluku told AFP, following the attack 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the capital Goma. Belgian ...(4/15/2014 9:27:00 PM)
Column: Around the World, Girls Suffer Sexual Abuse From Teachers
A dust-diffused brightness illuminated female speakers dressed in patterns of orange and green, yellow and blue as they addressed a group of journalists and activists about the many challenges facing women in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.(4/18/2014 9:57:24 AM)
Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.(4/16/2014 6:50:58 AM)
Ivanhoe Mines' Drilling Program Extends Depths of Rich Zinc and Copper Zones at the Kipushi Mine in D.R. Congo
Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines , and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, announced today that early results from the company's underground diamond-drilling program at the ...(4/15/2014 7:30:32 AM)
Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa's oldest park
The director of Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park - Africa's oldest national park - survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday, a colleague said. Emmanuel de Merode, one of Africa's leading conservationists, was shot four times on the road linking the park's headquarters in Rumangabo to Goma, the capital of ...(4/16/2014 2:56:43 AM)
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