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36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:58
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 - 16:13
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 - 16:56
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 - 10:51
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 - 16:11
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 - 20:21
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 - 20:06
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.

Who’s in Congo’s Mass Graves? And Why Are Soldiers Guarding Them?

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 03:59
Soldiers are stationed at grave sites that could expose a massacre by the security forces, as Congolese civilians are caught between warring sides.
Categories: News in The Congo.

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.