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War’s Other Victims: Animals

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:35
Over decades, armed conflict has reduced animal populations in Africa more than any other factor, according to new research.
Categories: News in The Congo.

In Congo, 8 Killed and Altar Boys Arrested Amid Crackdown on Protests

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 08:28
Churches had planned a peaceful march to protest President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, but security forces fired tear gas at churches and set up checkpoints in the capital.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:20
The experts, Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating crimes associated with a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Ugandan Rebel Group Massacres 22 in Congo

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:00
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

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:00
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.

The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:10
Unicef has warned of a “shocking scale” of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.
Categories: News in The Congo.

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:00
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.

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis Prays for Peace in an Uneasy World

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 08:51
The pope’s Urbi et Orbi address read like a litany of global conflicts, with remarks noting tensions in the Middle East, Europe and beyond.
Categories: News in The Congo.

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

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 14:00
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.

At Least 15 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:21
The killings of peacekeepers from Tanzania on Thursday night was one of the deadliest assaults against the organization’s forces.
Categories: News in The Congo.

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

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:00
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.

Ben Affleck: Why I’m Hopeful About Congo

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:20
Congo has a long journey to recovery ahead of it, but with the right combination of business, social and political services there is now optimism for a country that once seemed to have lost any.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:00
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.

Congo’s Youth Find Peace in a Violent Land

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:00
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Thomas de Wouters sought to document a growing youth movement devoted to nonviolence.
Categories: News in The Congo.

How Not to Talk to an Ape Smuggler

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:28
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 - 04:00
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 - 09:08
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.