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Security Council Meets Over Killing of 2 U.N. Experts in Congo

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:41
The meeting was convened to update the Council on investigations, including those conducted by the Congolese authorities, into the March deaths.
Categories: News in The Congo.

For 2 Experts Killed in Congo, U.N. Provided Little Training and No Protection

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:17
With little training and no safety equipment — or even health insurance — the pair headed into a remote area teeming with militia fighters to find the culprits behind a massacre.
Categories: News in The Congo.

An Unfortunate Record for Congo: Thousands Flee Cells in Biggest Jailbreak

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:54
Nearly 4,200 prisoners were missing from the country’s most notorious penitentiary, the maximum-security Makala prison in Kinshasa, the capital.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

Congo Opposition Leader Died 3 Months Ago. He’s Still Waiting to Be Buried.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Congolese Militia Beheads Dozens of Police Officers

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

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

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

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.

7 Congo Army Officers Charged With War Crimes in Massacre

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

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.

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

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

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.