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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - DR CONGO

    DRC rebels threaten advance, say Kabila must go

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 08:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo warned on Wednesday they had the entire country in their sights after seizing the key eastern city of Goma, ... The UN accuses Rwanda of backing the ethnic Tutsi M23 fighters, charges denied by Kigali, which in turn accuses DR Congo of supporting Rwandan rebels based in the eastern DRC, which Kinshasa has ...

  3. MSF highlights Congo's plight

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Medecins Sans Frontieres has launched a photo exhibition to highlight the grim situation faced by people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country long troubled by conflict and epidemics. The humanitarian organisation opened the exhibition, Democratic Republic of Congo: The Forgotten War, earlier this month in the hope of raising awareness of the African ...

  4. News - World - CONGO

    Rwanda-backed Congo rebels advance on Goma city

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Goma, Congo

    ... to the fight to control the Democratic Republic of Congo's rich mineral wealth. The latest fighting broke out last Thursday. Two days later, UN attack helicopters targeted M23 positions in eastern ... Associated Press in Goma, Congo Rwanda-backed militia in clashes with army as it takes frontline to provincial capital Gunfights as Congo rebels close in on city A Rwandan-backed rebel ...

  5. News - World - DR CONGO

    DR Congo rebels to withdraw from Goma

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday they would withdraw from Goma, a week after their capture of the key eastern city sparked fears ... with the government”. The decision followed a midnight Monday deadline set by regional leaders to leave the city. The Congolese army had also threatened to remove the insurgents by force. DR Congo’s army chief, ...

  6. News - World - DR CONGO

    DR Congo rebels begin Goma pull-out

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 05:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... to rebel-held towns north of Goma. The developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo come after the M23’s military leader Sultani Makenga said on Tuesday that fighters had started transporting ... broke away from the DR Congo army. They said that a 2009 deal to end a previous conflict had not been fully implemented. UN experts have said the force is backed by neighbouring Rwanda, ...

  7. Gang busted for trafficking women to Congo

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and detained two suspects in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Sunday. Police in Sichuan's Xuyong county received reports in May that several local women were ... Mandy Zuo Police busted a prostitution gang that kidnapped women from remote counties in the south of the mainland before taking them to Congo, the Ministry of Public Security said ...

  8. News - World - DR CONGO

    Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters in Goma, DR Congo

    ... Reuters in Goma, DR Congo Rebels widely believed to be backed by Rwanda claimed control of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, walking through the frontier city of one ... Congo and its neighbour Rwanda, which Kinshasa’s government says is orchestrating the insurgency as a means of grabbing the chaotic region’s mineral wealth. Rwanda denies the assertion. ...

  9. News - World - CONFLICT

    Congo rebels fund insurgency by taking tourists on gorilla treks

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Kampala

    ... insurgency. Democratic Republic of Congo government authorities were forced to withdraw from parts of the park earlier this year because of the advance by M23 rebels, and now tourists wanting to see ... The Guardian in Kampala Rebels accused of atrocities take foreign tourists on gorilla treks and use the revenue to fund its insurgency in the DRC Congo rebels use gorilla tourism to fund ...




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