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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 - 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - CONGO

    Armed raiders carry out coup attempt live on TV talk show in Congo

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... base in Kinshasa, the sprawling capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, before being repelled by the army, officials said. The surprise assault at the heart of sub-Saharan ...

  8. News - World - CONGO

    UN deploys spy drones in DR Congo to monitor border and militias

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... scheduled to start using surveillance drones for the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a landmark intelligence-gathering advance for the world body. The drones will be used ... crossing one of DR Congo's borders. The Congo government and UN officials say that the next target in the region is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which is made up ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola virus that has caused dozens of deaths in Guinea is new strain

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... of Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo used to be called Zaire. The new research analysed blood samples from 20 patients in the current outbreak and found the strain was unique. "It is not coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has not been imported to Guinea" from that country or from Gabon, where Ebola has also occurred, Gunther said. Researchers think the Guinea ...




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