Court Awards $1 Million for Victims of Congolese Warlord

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:16
Nearly 300 people are to be given $250 each, with reparations also going toward community projects, because of an attack on a Congolese village in 2003.
Categories: News in The Congo.

New Videos Appear to Show Congolese Soldiers Shooting Civilians

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:25
U.N. peacekeeping officials have asked the Security Council to open an investigation into human rights violations.
Categories: News in The Congo.

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:07
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR begins expanding health centre in Malawi refugee camp however more support is needed

UNHCR News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:00
Much need improvements are now underway in the health centre in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, however without continued financial support, it will difficult to keep the center stocked with much needed medicines and supplies.
Categories: News in The Congo.

One of the oldest refugee settlements in Africa gets new banking services for the first time

UNHCR News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:00
Mayukwayuka refugee settlement was established in Zambia in 1966 to host refugees fleeing from Angola's civil war. For the first time, banking services are now available in the camp thanks to the entrepreneurship of a former Angolan refugee.
Categories: News in The Congo.

7 Congo Army Officers Charged With War Crimes in Massacre

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 13:07
Soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians in a massacre that left at least 13 people dead, the military’s auditor general said on Saturday.
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.N. Officials Among 6 to Disappear in Democratic Republic of Congo

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 09:32
Michael Sharp, an American, and Zahida Katalan, a Swede, were in the Kasai region to investigate possible human rights violations. Four Congolese are also missing.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Refugees and former refugees have enormous potential to contribute to Zambia's economy

UNHCR News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR Releases report on the economic impact of refugees hosted in Zambia
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.N. Plans Reforms to Stamp Out Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 20:46
The new secretary general, António Guterres, will propose “a new approach” to combat a rising number of allegations against the body’s peacekeeping forces.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo Opens Inquiry Over Video of Massacre It Had Derided as Fake

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:06
Several soldiers have been arrested after a video showed government troops killing about a dozen unarmed people on a rural road.
Categories: News in The Congo.

‘Look, They Are Dying’: Video Appears to Show Massacre by Congolese Soldiers

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:51
Several analysts said that footage from a battlefield video revealed government-sponsored killings of civilians and that the video could be used as evidence of war crimes.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congolese Soldiers Reportedly Fire on Unarmed Civilians

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:51
Footage shared by human rights activists appeared to show soldiers killing unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

UNHCR News - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 20:00
As hundreds of Burundian refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries every week, UNHCR is calling on host governments to urgently provide more land to ensure shelter and avert a drastic deterioration...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Refugees Welcome. Volunteers Embrace Congolese Family in the Hudson Valley.

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:06
Escaping violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a family arrived in the United States amid turmoil over President Trump’s executive order on immigration.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Drama helps Burundian refugee cope with challenges

UNHCR News - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 20:00
Starting over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Burundian mother draws strength from her roles with an amateur theatre group.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Cacao Statues at the SculptureCenter

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:26
Works from plantation workers based in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on view in Queens.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Pact Would Force Out Joseph Kabila From Congo. If, of Course, He Agrees.

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:18
In an agreement announced by a group of bishops, the president would step down and elections would be held. But Mr. Kabila has not yet agreed to the deal.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Beginning a New Life in America, With Mentors by Their Side

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 12/24/2016 - 12:00
A couple with their two children left behind staggering poverty and bloodshed in Uganda. They needed more than a little help to get settled in California.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Nearly 300 Are Arrested in Congo as Protests Appear to Wane

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 17:40
Sporadic gunfire rang out over Kinshasa, and witnesses reported clashes in Lubumbashi, but nothing on the scale of the violence on Tuesday.
Categories: News in The Congo.

At Least 20 Reported Dead as Congolese Security Forces Fire on Protesters

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:28
The protesters, in Kinshasa and other cities, were demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down after his second term expired with no election scheduled.
Categories: News in The Congo.