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When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:47
The deeply unpopular president, Joseph Kabila, was supposed to step down in December. But he refused, setting off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent.
Categories: News in The Congo.

An Oliver Twist of the Congo, With a Bitter Twist of Fate

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:00
The orphan narrator of Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses” is among the novelist’s most heartbreaking and darkly humorous creations.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Do Spy Agencies Hold Answer to Dag Hammarskjold’s Death? U.N. Wants to Know.

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 15:16
Fifty-six years after the U.N. secretary general’s plane crashed, there is new hope that secrets lurking in Western intelligence archives may reveal what happened.
Categories: News in The Congo.

American Journalist and 3 Guards Missing in Congo

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 14:52
The disappearances were reported after militia fighters attacked a security post in a wildlife reserve in an eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

A Refugee Family Arrives in Arkansas, Before the Door Shuts

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

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.’

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

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.

The U.N.’s Tragic Inaction on Congo

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.

Gunmen Storm a Congo Prison, Freeing More Than 900 Inmates

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.

U.S. Wants Inquiry Into Deaths of U.N. Investigators in Congo

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

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.

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.