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.
Categories: News in The Congo.

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.

I still can't believe I'm a refugee

UNHCR News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:00
Congolese refugee regains hope as an instructor for UNHCR-funded livelihoods programme.
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.