Now is Not the Time for the UN to Run From the DRC

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will only have successful elections if the United Nations (UN) maintains its strong presence in the country. UN infrastructure and personnel are vital for a credible poll.

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will only have successful elections if the United Nations (UN) maintains its strong presence in the country. UN infrastructure and personnel are vital for a credible poll.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

From Embassy Row to the Congolese Street

[ICG] Six months into research fellowships made possible by Canadian philanthropist and Crisis Group Trustee Frank Giustra, we catch up with three young experts now working with our Europe, Africa and Middle East teams. Here we interview Philippe Kadim…

[ICG] Six months into research fellowships made possible by Canadian philanthropist and Crisis Group Trustee Frank Giustra, we catch up with three young experts now working with our Europe, Africa and Middle East teams. Here we interview Philippe Kadima Cintu, who is focusing on his own country, DR Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Minors At Most Risk in DRC Bloodshed

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE bloody clashes in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo are having a devastating impact on children with six million minors at risk due to extreme violence. This includes 600 000 already displaced from their home…

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE bloody clashes in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo are having a devastating impact on children with six million minors at risk due to extreme violence. This includes 600 000 already displaced from their homes. Some 2 000 children are being used by the militias in the affected region, at least 300 minors have been seriously injured and more than 4 000 have been separated from their families. The violence has also had a disturbing impact on education and health systems in the region w

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Violence Forces Thousands to Flee to Angola – UNHCR

[News24Wire] The United Nation’s refugee agency has reportedly said that about 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge, amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

[News24Wire] The United Nation's refugee agency has reportedly said that about 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge, amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

SADC Mission Favours Govt of National Unity in DR Congo

[Daily News] Kinshasa -Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika (MCO-T) mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said there is need for peaceful and transparent elections in the vast African nation.

[Daily News] Kinshasa -Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika (MCO-T) mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said there is need for peaceful and transparent elections in the vast African nation.

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Can Young Leaders Bring Change & Stem Violence?

[The Conversation Africa] Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence.

[The Conversation Africa] Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors have done little to stem the tide of violence.

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Suspected DR Congo Soldiers Kidnap Four Ugandans

[Monitor] Hoima -Four Ugandan fishermen have been abducted by suspected Congolese soldiers on Lake Albert in western Uganda, security officials have confirmed.

[Monitor] Hoima -Four Ugandan fishermen have been abducted by suspected Congolese soldiers on Lake Albert in western Uganda, security officials have confirmed.

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UN May Ask ICC to Probe Mass Graves

[Deutsche Welle] UN investigators have confirmed the discovery of another 17 mass graves in central DRC, prompting the world body’s top human rights official to raise the prospect of action by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

[Deutsche Welle] UN investigators have confirmed the discovery of another 17 mass graves in central DRC, prompting the world body's top human rights official to raise the prospect of action by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa