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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...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 9:56Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article[RSF]Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of his pre-trial detention is out of all proportion, especially as judicial examination of the case has not yet begun. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 18:01DR Congo President in Arusha for Special Mission[Daily News]Arusha -THE President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Mr Joseph Kabila shall Saturday accompany his host, President Jakaya Kikwete at the Tanzania Military Academy in Monduli District to commission officers cadets of intake 54/13 DRC. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 18:00ICGLR Ministers Committee Analyzes Experts' Report On Situation in Eastern DRC[ANGOP]Luanda -The Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is gathered in Luanda, in order to analyze the military and security situation in eastern DR Congo and consult points of view for the third joint meeting with SADC, taking place later this Monday. read more...
Sunday, 10-19-14, 17:55Kinshasa Expels UN Envoy[UN News]The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said today that he "regrets and condemns" the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to order his top official in the country to leave within 48 hours, and the serious intimidation aimed at other human rights staff in there. read more...
Sunday, 10-19-14, 12:08The Ebola You Haven't Heard About[Chatham House]As the world has rightly focused on the response to the terrible outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, and the new cases in Europe and the US, another unrelated Ebola outbreak has taken place in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. read more...

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