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.

He’s a Real Contender to Lead Congo, if Only He Could Get In

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:08
Moïse Katumbi, the opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is seen as the president’s greatest threat and faces prison time if he returns.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

UNHCR News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 20:00
Tribal tattooing helps woman flee militia rampage in Kasai province, which has driven close to 20,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring Angola.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

UNHCR News - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 20:00
A plane carrying UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The...
Categories: News in The Congo.

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.

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.