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.

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.