U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:44
The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents.
Categories: News in The Congo.

‘This Was the Second Time the Subject of a Story Died in Front of Me.’

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:44
Jaime Yaya Barry describes his visits with a family in Senegal who had suffered terrible loss.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congolese Militia Is Accused of Atrocities

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:12
The United Nations’ top human rights official said a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out mass killings and attacks on children and pregnant women.
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Nairobi, appeals for child refugees

UNHCR News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. Ms. Jolie met around 200 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents...
Categories: News in The Congo.

The U.N.’s Tragic Inaction on Congo

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:36
The United Nations must investigate the killing of two of its employees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and work to prevent more deaths.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Supporting Education for All in Mozambique

UNHCR News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 20:00
Secondary school in refugee camp seen as a critical need by both refugees and host community
Categories: News in The Congo.

Gunmen Storm a Congo Prison, Freeing More Than 900 Inmates

NYT Congolese News - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:10
Many of the freed prisoners were accused of taking part in mass killings in the country’s turbulent northeast. The attackers claimed to be Ugandan rebels.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Fish farm nets benefits for Congolese refugees and Ugandan hosts

UNHCR News - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:00
Lake Rwamunga fish farming association allows its 25 members to earn a living, save regularly and then borrow funds to finance their own livelihoods projects.
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.S. Wants Inquiry Into Deaths of U.N. Investigators in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:57
Nikki R. Haley, United Nations ambassador, pressed for a special investigation into the murders of Michael J. Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Senior Congo Officials Linked to Kabila Face Sanctions for Rights Abuses

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 18:46
The United States joined the European Union in sanctioning several officials in President Joseph Kabila’s administration.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Security Council Meets Over Killing of 2 U.N. Experts in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:41
The meeting was convened to update the Council on investigations, including those conducted by the Congolese authorities, into the March deaths.
Categories: News in The Congo.

For 2 Experts Killed in Congo, U.N. Provided Little Training and No Protection

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:17
With little training and no safety equipment — or even health insurance — the pair headed into a remote area teeming with militia fighters to find the culprits behind a massacre.
Categories: News in The Congo.

An Unfortunate Record for Congo: Thousands Flee Cells in Biggest Jailbreak

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:54
Nearly 4,200 prisoners were missing from the country’s most notorious penitentiary, the maximum-security Makala prison in Kinshasa, the capital.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Angola: Refugees arrive from Kasai, DRC

UNHCR News - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 20:00
Over 20,000 refugees, many of whom have harrowing tales of brutal militia attacks, have fled violence in the DRC's Kasai Province.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:01
Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congolese family puts tragedy behind them and heads for new life in France

UNHCR News - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 20:00
Bora Riziki fled DRC to South Africa. Later, after her husband and brother were killed, she was given the chance of a new start with her children in Europe.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo Opposition Leader Died 3 Months Ago. He’s Still Waiting to Be Buried.

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:08
Étienne Tshisekedi’s body has been stuck in a morgue because of a dispute between his family and the Congolese authorities over where to bury him.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Ebola Outbreak Is Declared in Congo, With at Least 3 Dead

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:48
The W.H.O. said the new cases were not related to previous outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo, or the epidemic that tore through West Africa in 2014.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Update: Over 20,000 DRC refugees in Angola

UNHCR News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:00
Some 20,563 refugees have now arrived in Angola, fleeing insecurity and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since early April. A steady stream of refugees continue to cross into...
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR delivers food and relief items to DRC refugees in Angola

UNHCR News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:00
Prosperous farmer is grateful to escape DRC violence that has caused over 20,000 to flee.
Categories: News in The Congo.