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Monday, 10-27-14, 12:18UN, African Union Urge Population in Eastern Town to Support Operations to End Rebel Threat[UN News]Visiting the site of recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys met with the Mayor of the town of Beni, Congolese military officials and local leaders, urging a united front to "put an end to the terror imposed on the population by armed groups," including Ugandan-based rebels operating in the area. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 7:06Monduli Academy Boosts DRC Army[Arusha Times]President Joseph Kabange Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has praised the Monduli-based Tanzania Military Academy for empowering DRC soldiers whose first batch had just graduated from the TMA base last weekend. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 5:52Four Bemba Aides Freed, Ngudjolo Protests His Innocence[Hirondelle]Arusha -The International Criminal Court this week ordered the interim release of four suspects close to Congolese Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba. In another ICC hearing, former Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo again protested his innocence. read more...
Saturday, 10-25-14, 12:32Ebola Cases Now Exceed 10,000[allAfrica]Geneva -An overview of the current state of Ebola infections is provided by excerpts from the October 25 situation report of the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Roadmap: read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 20:12Military Reshuffle Signals a Political Landscape in Motion[African Arguments]In September 2014, the Congolese government carried out a reorganization of its armed forces (FARDC). Congo is a huge country covering many local realities, each of which has its own threats, balance of power, conflict potential and economic assets. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 6:06The DRC and Its Neighbourhood - the Political Economy of Peace[SAIIA]On 24 February 2013, 11 African countries signed the Addis Ababa Framework Agreement designed to bring peace to the Great Lakes Region, in particular the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been in the grip of armed conflict for two decades. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 10:42UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security[UN News]The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 14:42Cheers for a Hero[HRW]In a move that will surely draw a collective cheer from thousands of women whose lives have been destroyed by brutal sexual violence, the European Parliament announced that Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege won the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. I am cheering with them. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 10:09Gynaecologist Wins Rights Prize[Deutsche Welle]The 2014 Sakharov Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious human rights accolades, will go to the Congolese physician Denis Mukwege for his treatment of the victims of gang rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 10:09European Human Rights Prize Awarded to Congolese Gynecologist[Deutsche Welle]The 2014 Sakharov Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious human rights accolades, will go to the Congolese physician Denis Mukwege for his treatment of the victims of gang rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more...

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