Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:51
After heavy rains, the landslide buried about 50 households in the village of Tora, in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

With Conrad on the Congo River

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:11
What counts as progress? I traveled to Africa to see what has, and hasn’t, changed since the author’s visit over a century ago.
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.S. Faults U.N. Report on Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:21
An internal inquiry absolves the United Nations, suggests that the investigators did not take security measures, and fails to identify the killers.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:06
Mayhem is spreading, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and aid groups warn that “we cannot operate in a country where we are the target.”
Categories: News in The Congo.

Angola: UNHCR starts relocating Congolese refugees from border sites

UNHCR News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have begun relocating over 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established settlement in Lóvua – some...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Modern technology helping refugees in Angola get aid fast

UNHCR News - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
Bar code technology, commonly used in supermarkets is enabling UNHCR and its partners speed up the delivery of vital assistance to Congolese refugees
Categories: News in The Congo.

Who’s in Congo’s Mass Graves? And Why Are Soldiers Guarding Them?

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 03:59
Soldiers are stationed at grave sites that could expose a massacre by the security forces, as Congolese civilians are caught between warring sides.
Categories: News in The Congo.

When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

NYT Congolese News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:47
The deeply unpopular president, Joseph Kabila, was supposed to step down in December. But he refused, setting off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent.
Categories: News in The Congo.

An Oliver Twist of the Congo, With a Bitter Twist of Fate

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:00
The orphan narrator of Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses” is among the novelist’s most heartbreaking and darkly humorous creations.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Do Spy Agencies Hold Answer to Dag Hammarskjold’s Death? U.N. Wants to Know.

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 15:16
Fifty-six years after the U.N. secretary general’s plane crashed, there is new hope that secrets lurking in Western intelligence archives may reveal what happened.
Categories: News in The Congo.

American Journalist and 3 Guards Missing in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 14:52
The disappearances were reported after militia fighters attacked a security post in a wildlife reserve in an eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

As DR Congo's Kasaï displacement grows, no end in sight to civilian suffering

UNHCR News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is greatly alarmed over the violence and continued displacement of civilians from Kasaï, a region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo affected by conflict since late 2016....
Categories: News in The Congo.

Violence engulfs Congo's once-peaceful Kasaï region

UNHCR News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:00
A father is among more than 1.3 million people from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Kasaï region fleeing a war that they never expected.
Categories: News in The Congo.

A Refugee Family Arrives in Arkansas, Before the Door Shuts

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:00
The Mwenda family fled Congo in 2009 after a militia attack and lived for years in Malawi. Their arrival last week just beat a moratorium on refugees.
Categories: News in The Congo.

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.