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A M23 rebels keeps watch close to the border with Uganda in Bunagana town, in this May 14, 2013 file photo. (Reuters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:13:58 -0700
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 23 (UPI) -- Civilians in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are caught in the crossfire between rebel and government forces, the international Red Cross said.
Fri, 24 May 2013 10:41:21 -0700
KINSHASA (AFP) - Journalists' lives are in danger and they are being prevented from reporting freely in areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that are controlled by armed M23 rebels, the NGO Reporters Without Borders warned Friday.
Fri, 24 May 2013 10:19:42 -0700
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Copper reserves at a mine owned by Sicomines, a miner at the centre of a $6 billion resources for infrastructure deal between China and Democratic Republic of Congo, have fallen more than 30 percent short of expectations, a senior Congolese official said. Congo agreed in 2008 to cede mining rights to Sicomines, a joint venture between China's Sinohydro, the China Railway ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:31:28 -0700
[VOA]Goma -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been visiting the war-weary city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), accompanied by the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. Both men stressed they see investing in development as the way out of Congo's conflicts.
Fri, 24 May 2013 06:14:32 -0700
Top Canadian journalist and news anchor to mentor local reporters on gender-related security issues, investigative skills and human rights reporting TORONTO, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News' Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, will visit Journalists for Human Rights' (JHR)...
Fri, 24 May 2013 05:58:08 -0700
The retired footballer on camel riding in Dubai, Valentine's Day in New York, and travel problems following his cardiac arrest. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
Fri, 24 May 2013 05:01:10 -0700
[Deutsche Welle]UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon und World Bank President Jim Yong Kim are working on a new strategy to end the conflict in DRC. Their joint trip to the region also raises questions about the UN's role.
Fri, 24 May 2013 04:29:32 -0700
[Pambazuka]A reflection on five decades since the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), while the Pentagon and NATO escalate their war drive on the continent
Fri, 24 May 2013 04:14:32 -0700
[SciDev.Net]Cape Town -Konzo - an epidemic paralytic disease resulting from the consumption of poorly processed bitter cassava - can also cause impaired cognitive functions even in children who do not show physical symptoms of the disease, a study finds.
Fri, 24 May 2013 03:31:47 -0700
[World Bank]Kinshasa -Along the Nlandu road to the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa, small businesses are springing up and local entrepreneurs are thriving. This is because Nlandu road is newly renovated.
Fri, 24 May 2013 03:31:14 -0700
Riot gear for Africa? Rhinestone cowboy wear? Yep, and more.
Fri, 24 May 2013 03:14:38 -0700
[Deutsche Welle]On a trip to Africa's Great Lakes region, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced 1 billion dollars would be made available for development projects. Meanwhile fighting has resumed in eastern DRC.
Fri, 24 May 2013 03:14:32 -0700
[UN News]Arriving today in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all the leaders of Africa's Great Lakes region to throw their support behind a recently-signed peace accord which aims to ensure security, as well as development, for the long-troubled country.
Fri, 24 May 2013 01:14:32 -0700
M23 rebels call for truce coinciding with UN chief's visit to Goma where three days of fighting left at least 19 dead.
Thu, 23 May 2013 18:53:27 -0700