At Least 3 Rangers Killed By Militia While ‘Defending National Park’ in DRC

[News24Wire] At least three rangers were killed by the Mai-Mai militia in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the national park says on its website.

[News24Wire] At least three rangers were killed by the Mai-Mai militia in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the national park says on its website.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

WFP Begins Food Distributions for Thousands Displaced By Conflict in Kasai Region of DRC

[WFP] Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days. However, WFP urgently requires US$17.3 million to support scale up of its operations to assis…

[WFP] Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days. However, WFP urgently requires US$17.3 million to support scale up of its operations to assist 250,000 vulnerable persons in Kasai and Kasai Central provinces from September to December 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ambassador Presented to Angolan Community in DRC

[ANGOP] Kinshasa -The new ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José João Manuel “Jota”, was presented Saturday in Kinshasa to the Angolan community living in this neighboring country.

[ANGOP] Kinshasa -The new ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José João Manuel "Jota", was presented Saturday in Kinshasa to the Angolan community living in this neighboring country.

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UN – Millions of People Face Acute Hunger

[Al Jazeera] About 7.7 million people are on the verge of starvation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a 30 percent increase since last year, according to UN food agencies.

[Al Jazeera] About 7.7 million people are on the verge of starvation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a 30 percent increase since last year, according to UN food agencies.

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DR Congo – Opposition Elites Won’t Save Us

[African Arguments] Observers hope that prominent opposition figures can provide an alternative to President Kabila. But many Congolese distrust these would-be leaders.

[African Arguments] Observers hope that prominent opposition figures can provide an alternative to President Kabila. But many Congolese distrust these would-be leaders.

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Judges to Conduct Another Review On Reducing Lubanga’s ICC Sentence

[Lubanga Trial Website] Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have initiated a second review on the possible reduction of the prison sentence of Thomas Lubanga, the first person to be tried and convicted by the court.

[Lubanga Trial Website] Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have initiated a second review on the possible reduction of the prison sentence of Thomas Lubanga, the first person to be tried and convicted by the court.

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Police Raid Congolese Radio Station for Report On New Tax

[CPJ] New York -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the community radio station in the town of Kananga roughly an hour after it broadcast a report on a new tax on motorcycles, according to RTC’s

[CPJ] New York -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the community radio station in the town of Kananga roughly an hour after it broadcast a report on a new tax on motorcycles, according to RTC's

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Opposition Protest to Oust Kabila

[Deutsche Welle] The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on strike. President Kabila’s opponents hope to force him to announce a date for elections. But the government won’t budge and it still has some aces up its sleeve.

[Deutsche Welle] The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on strike. President Kabila's opponents hope to force him to announce a date for elections. But the government won't budge and it still has some aces up its sleeve.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Drugged and Dragged Into Conflict, Children Suffer ‘Terrible Abuse’

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Children are prey to attacks, detention and sexual violence, as well as the threat of diseases and malnutrition

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Children are prey to attacks, detention and sexual violence, as well as the threat of diseases and malnutrition

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa