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  1. News - World

    Congo's M23 rebel leader says fighters are ending rebellion launched in April 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 05:31pm by AP

    ... KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's M23 rebel leader says fighters are ending rebellion launched in April 2012. ...

  2. News - World - WAR CRIMES

    ‘Terminator’ Bosco Ntaganda charged by ICC over mass atrocities in eastern Congo

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... filed charges against former warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", for war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The judges "unanimously confirmed charges ... and 2003 when he was military chief of the Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo. The militant group, drawn from the Hema ethnic group in the conflict-ravaged east of the country, carried ...

  3. News - World - CONGO

    De Merode, head of Congo’s Virunga National Park, recovering from attack

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife park shot Unidentified armed men have 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 ...

  4. News - World

    Rwandan mayor says 2 people killed when rockets land inside Rwandan border town near Congo

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 10:45pm by AP

    ... KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan mayor says 2 people killed when rockets land inside Rwandan border town near Congo. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - AFRICA

    Book review: The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair, by Michael Deibert

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by GDN

    ... Rory Carroll The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair by Michael Deibert Zed 4 stars Rory Carroll Central Africa seldom commands outside attention. Its torments play ... responsibility for Congo's plight, a legacy of enslavement, looting and meddling dating back centuries. Michael Deibert's book is a scrupulously researched reminder of how this corner ...

  6. News - World - CONGO

    Congo militia leader dubbed the 'Terminator' on trial for war crimes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:11am by Reuters

    ... leading fighters of Hema ethnicity to drive ethnic Lendus out of the mineral-rich Ituri region in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo over a decade ago. "He played a key role ... lawyers said the militia was defending local civilian populations at a time when Congolese authorities were "absent from the region and even contributing" to the violence. Wars in Congo ...

  7. Business - China Business - HYDROPOWER

    US mulling partnership with China in Congo Inga 3 dam project

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:20am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese state-owned firms and US government may end up funding costly and controversial dam project in Democratic Republic of Congo Congo dam may bring U.S., China together In an unusual move, the US government is considering partnering with Chinese state firms in financing the US$12 billion Inga 3 dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one ...

  8. News - World - DR CONGO

    Ban vows peacekeepers will stay in Goma

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma UN leader Ban Ki-moon vowed on Sunday that peacekeepers will stay in the DR Congo city of Goma after UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop ... has unleashed fresh unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s chronically unstable east, are now near the airport of Goma, the main city in the mineral-rich region. The UN warned ...

  9. News - World - NATURE

    New species of monkey identified in Congo

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian New species of monkey identified by researchers in lowland rainforests of central Congo Meet the Lesula- world's newestknown mammal A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, only the second time in 28 years such a discovery has been made on the continent. The finding in the Democratic Republic of Congo is significant, as identification of mammals ...




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