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■ Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo

Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo used the forum offered by a festival of indigenous peoples Friday to demand protection against discrimination by other Congolese who they claim treat them like "savages". Pygmies are hunter-gatherers who live in DR Congo, the Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon and Gabon. Since colonial times, they have cohabited uneasily with majority Bantus ...
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:20:12 -0700

■ Nigerian election could be fairest in country’s history

If the voting is free and fair, and if the results are accepted, it will be a major victory for African democracy
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:55:18 -0700

■ Mbongwana Star - 'Malukayi' (ft. Konono No.1)

Astonishing new clip... Mbongwana Star is a name which has begun occurring with curious regularity online. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo - one of the poorest area's on the African continent - the group seem to fuse Afrobeat, skeletal post-punk, dub, fractured electronics and more. Debut album 'From Kinshasa' will be released on May 18th via World Circuit, a confusing, bewildering ...
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:57:44 -0700

■ 'The Gunman' - shoots off-target

Drafted as a thriller with a love triangle thrown in, "The Gunman" is the tale of an ex-assassin in hiding, who is now being hunted. In a brief prologue dated 2006, the film opens in Kinshasa in the Congo.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:25:36 -0700

■ Congo-Kinshasa: Security Council Renews DR Congo Mission, Reduces Troop Numbers by 2,000

[UN News] The Security Council passed a resolution today renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General's report on the strategic review of the mission.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:47:17 -0700

■ UN cuts DR Congo peacekeeping force by 2,000

Security Council unanimously approve a drawdown in the 20,000-strong MONUSCO force, the UN's biggest peace operation.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:31:34 -0700

■ UN cuts 2,000 troops from DR Congo peace force

The UN Security Council on Thursday voted to cut 2,000 troops from the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite calls from Kinshasa for a bigger drawdown. The vote came after Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda last week told the council that it was time for Kinshasa to take "full responsibility for its security" after 16 years of UN troop presence in the country ...
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:28:55 -0700

■ Ex-Congo child soldier apologizes at U.N. for 1990s killings

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A former child soldier from Democratic Republic of Congo told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday he was sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12. "We killed, we looted," said Junior Nzita Nsuami, now 30. "We transported cases of ammunition, we walked thousands of ...
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:14:27 -0700

■ Wasps get the buzz in Africa

Rwanda's promising national team have cast aside some lean years to achieve an impressive 70-point climb in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking over the last 12 months.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:00:23 -0700

■ Ex-Congo child soldier apologises at UN for 1990s killings

A former child soldier from Democratic Republic of Congo told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday he was sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:32:06 -0700

■ Ex-Congo child soldier apologises at U.N. for 1990s killings

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A former child soldier from Democratic Republic of Congo told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday he was sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:14:57 -0700

■ The Secretary-General's Remarks at Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict [Scroll down for ...

Je remercie le Représentant permanent de la France d’avoir organisé ce débat important, qui tombe à point nommé. Dans les zones de guerre du monde entier, les enfants sont de plus en plus menacés.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:54:39 -0700

■ Congo-Kinshasa: Hospital Sees Rise in Rape of Girls As Young As 18 Months

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Girls as young as 18 months are being raped and left with horrific injuries in eastern Congo after being stolen from their homes at night, a charity said on Tuesday.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:02:11 -0700

■ 10 countries with the worst retirement security

Violent conflict, economic distress and poor health care are among the factors dooming these 10 countries to the bottom of the list when it comes to retirement security.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:19:28 -0700

■ African elephants facing 'extinction,' Botswana summit hears


Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:22:07 -0700

Kinshasa News
■ Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo■ Nigerian election could be fairest in country’s history■ Mbongwana Star - 'Malukayi' (ft. Konono No.1)■ 'The Gunman' - shoots off-target■ Congo-Kinshasa: Security Council Renews DR Congo Mission, Reduces Troop Numbers by 2,000
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