Kasai violence drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola

UNHCR News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 20:00
A spike of violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now forced over 11,000 refugees to seek safety in Angola. Border points and villages inside the Southern African...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo Officials Make Arrests in Deaths of 2 U.N. Investigators

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:07
Two people were held in connection with the murders last month of officials sent to investigate a rebellion, although one suspect subsequently escaped.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo President Names Ex-Opposition Leader as Prime Minister

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 14:21
The appointment of Bruno Tshibala to be prime minister seems unlikely to resolve the country’s political crisis or satisfy the opposition, analysts say.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Diner gives Burundian refugee a taste of self reliance

UNHCR News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Running a small neighborhood restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gives a cook back her pride and her independence.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Inclusion of South African women in refugee skills training project benefits all involved

UNHCR News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Refugee access to livelihoods and the labour market through maintaining harmonious relationships with the host population in urban settings, is an objective to which UNHCR is committed.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Refugees demonstrate entrepreneurship and creativity

UNHCR News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
In Malawi, refugees use their initiative to establish small businesses to help support their families.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo’s Kabila and the Dictator’s Dilemma

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:31
President Joseph Kabila’s reluctance to step down has led to fears that Congo, where five million died in recent wars, may see renewed violence.
Categories: News in The Congo.

International Court Says Violence in Congo May Amount to War Crimes

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 09:09
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court cited the murder of two United Nations researchers and the discovery of 23 mass graves in the Kasaï region.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Bodies of 2 U.N. Researchers Are Found in a Shallow Grave in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:19
Michael Sharp of Kansas and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating a new rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Recognised refugees in South Africa call for public education on their right to work

UNHCR News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:00
While recognised refugees have little to worry about from Government's inspection of businesses not in compliance with the '60 percent employ South African rule', it is their colleagues and peers, who do not understand their right to work that has them living in fear.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congolese Militia Beheads Dozens of Police Officers

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 15:42
A police convoy was ambushed by members of the Kamuina Nsapu militia, who then decapitated about 40 of the officers.
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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.
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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.