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Monday, 09-01-14, 12:39MSF Sending Ebola Specialists and Supplies to DRC[MSF]Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than 30 years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts, and hygiene specialists to the epicenter of this outbreak. read more...
Monday, 09-01-14, 8:56Rwandan Rebels Disarm But Future Uncertain[African Arguments]In July 1994, with the RPF was about to win the war against the Habyarimana regime and thus put an end to the genocide, a massive exodus of Hutu refugees took place to Rwanda's neighbours. The vast majority of them, about two million, ended up in huge refugee camps in the then Zairean provinces of North and South Kivu (present day DRC.) read more...
Monday, 09-01-14, 8:48Chimpanzees Airlifted From DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary[UNEP]Two chimpanzees that spent the past year living behind a supermarket in Kinshasa were airlifted by United Nations peacekeepers on 24 August to a permanent sanctuary in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a joint effort between the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN), Gorilla Doctors, the Lwiro Centre for Primate Rehabilitation (CRPL), and the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP). read more...
Saturday, 08-30-14, 8:16MSF Reinforces Response to DRC Ebola Outbreak in Boende[MSF]The lead teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who arrived in the Boende health zone, in Republic democratic of Congo (DRC) 10 days ago were bolstered on Wednesday of this week by the arrival of 17 specialists, including doctors, nurses, logisticians, pharmacists, and hygiene and sanitation specialists. read more...
Friday, 08-29-14, 14:25Hope Deferred - Abrupt End to the Katanga Case Fails Victims[ISS]On 25 June 2014, the defence team of Germain Katanga, former commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri (FPRI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), withdrew its notice of appeal against his conviction by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On the basis of Katanga's withdrawal of appeal, the Prosecution also filed a notice of discontinuation of its appeal against the same judgment. read more...
Friday, 08-29-14, 5:18UN Insists On Neutralization of FDLR[News of Rwanda]The UN Security Council on Tuesday called for "swift neutralization" of the FDLR rebel militia operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The call is made in order to bring stability to the country and the Great Lakes region at large. read more...
Thursday, 08-28-14, 10:27DRC Mining Awards Set for October[CAJ News]Johannesburg -THE mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo will in October celebrate top individuals in the sector following the introduction of the DRC Mining Industry Awards. read more...
Thursday, 08-28-14, 6:40WHO - Dozens Monitored for Possible Ebola in DRC[VOA]The World Health Organization says 80 people are now being monitored for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where officials reported an outbreak of the disease this week. read more...
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 14:56Kabila Eyes Lifetime Presidency and Must Be Given a Way Out[African Arguments]Current events in the elite politics of the DRC should be of great concern for those who follow developments in the country. Systematic efforts are being made by the Presidency and sections of the Presidential Majority to modify the 2006 constitution or, more likely, to have a new constitution passed by referendum. This would enable the incumbent President to abolish the current two-term limit to his presidential mandate. read more...
Tuesday, 08-26-14, 20:34Security Council Press Statement On Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Lakes Region[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom): read more...

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