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How Not to Talk to an Ape Smuggler

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:28
On the trail of real wildlife smugglers, our correspondent finds himself in a journalistic pickle.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Smuggled, Beaten and Drugged: The Illicit Global Ape Trade

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 05:00
The New York Times tracked international ape smugglers from Congolese rain forests to the back streets of Bangkok. Here is what unfolded.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Theory That Hammarskjold Plane Was Downed Is Bolstered by U.N. Report

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:08
A finding gave weight to theories of skulduggery tied to the 1961 crash of the plane carrying the United Nations chief Dag Hammarskjold.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Ugandan Rebel Group Massacres 22 in Congo

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:07
The killings were carried out by members of the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist militant group accused of killing hundreds of people in recent years.
Categories: News in The Congo.

A Better Way to Trace Scattered Refugees

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:21
With 65 million forcibly displaced people, reuniting families is a daunting task. Now an organization is trying to become an eBay of refugee tracing.
Categories: News in The Congo.

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 08:58
The Burundians had fled political violence at home but died in a clash with soldiers, according to the U.N. and a civil society group in Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:13
Near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hydroelectric power plants provide electricity that could guard against deforestation and revitalize the war-torn country.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo’s Specialty Brews Look to Be the ‘Future of Coffee’

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:56
Despite conflict and political instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to be one of Africa’s most promising specialty coffee producers.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:51
After heavy rains, the landslide buried about 50 households in the village of Tora, in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

With Conrad on the Congo River

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:11
What counts as progress? I traveled to Africa to see what has, and hasn’t, changed since the author’s visit over a century ago.
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.S. Urges U.N. to Conduct ‘Full Investigation’ Into Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:21
An internal inquiry absolves the United Nations, suggests that the investigators did not take security measures, and fails to identify the killers.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:06
Mayhem is spreading, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and aid groups warn that “we cannot operate in a country where we are the target.”
Categories: News in The Congo.