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Ebola Outbreak in Conflict Zone 'Remains Dangerous' - UN Chiefs

[Africa Renewal] While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Torture of Activists Routine in Congo

[HRW] The military, police, and intelligence services in the Democratic Republic of Congo have routinely tortured political and rights activists, including by gang rape, choking and electric shock, according to an exhaustive new report. (AllAfrica)


Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Conflict Zone 'Remains Dangerous and Unpredictable' - UN Chiefs

[UN News] While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Briefing - Problems Multiply in Kasaï

[IRIN] The Kasaï region in the Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to recover from two years of intense conflict. The influx last month of more than 300,000 people from Angola, most of them long-standing migrant workers, has made a fragile humanitarian situation worse. (AllAfrica)


Uganda Vaccinates Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola

[WHO] Kampala, 7th November 2018:- The Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) has started vaccinating frontline health workers against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The exercise has begun today in Ntoroko district and will initially be implemented in the five high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)


RSF and Jed Decry Congolese Government's 'Planned System of Repression'

[RSF] Journalist in Danger (JED), the partner organization of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has just released an alarming report about press freedom in the DRC during the past 12 months. Entitled "Journalists and media under pressure: dangerous elections," it has been published six weeks before a fraught presidential election that was delayed for two years. (AllAfrica)


Uganda to Vaccinate Health Workers Amid Contagion Fears Along DRC Border

[RFI] Uganda planned to start vaccinating some of its health workers against Ebola on Wednesday, making it in the first country in the world to give the vaccine without experiencing an active outbreak. (AllAfrica)


Workshop On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in Goma

[Monusco] The Strategic Communications and Public Information Division Goma in collaboration with other Partners has organized a workshop to commemorate the International Day to end Impunity for crimes against Journalist on 2 November 2018. (AllAfrica)


Ten Years On, Still No Justice for Congo Massacre

[HRW] On November 4 to 5, 2008, rebel forces from the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) killed around 150 people, including 14 children, in the town of Kiwanja in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - one of the region's worst killing sprees over the past decade. (AllAfrica)


Foreign-Based Quartet Join Amavubi Camp Ahead of DR Congo Qualifier

[New Times] Four foreign-based Rwandan players joined the national U-23 Amavubi camp ahead of the first round of the 2019 Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against DR Congo due November 14 at Umuganda Stadium. (AllAfrica)


Electric Car Demand Fuelling Rise in Child Labour - Campaigners

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands. (AllAfrica)


Ugandan Govt Starts Ebola Vaccinations

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda will today, and for the very first time, start vaccination against the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) as a preventive measure against the disease that has ravaged neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)


Govt to Deploy Ebola Vaccine to Health Workers on DRC Border

[VOA] Uganda will begin administering the experimental Ebola vaccine to approximately 2,000 health care and front-line workers along its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, the Ministry of Health said. (AllAfrica)


Forced Out of Angola, Congolese Migrant Workers Left With No Food or Shelter

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -More than 300,000 Congolese forced out of Angola have flooded into a conflict-prone region where they have no food or shelter, aid agencies said on Wednesday, warning of an emerging crisis. (AllAfrica)


Govt Angola, DR Congo Set Up Earthquake Research Commission

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Wednesday created a commission of experts tasked with discussing and come up with adequate solutions to the issue related to reciprocal use of the territorial waters by both countries whenever the need for seismic researches emerges. (AllAfrica)


Congo in the Abyss

[Fahamu] Ann Garrison spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)


Children Deported From Angola Face Humanitarian Crisis - UN

[VOA] The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports that more than 80,000 children are among 330,000 Congolese migrants expelled by the Angolan government since the start of October. The migrants were sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile Kasai Province, where ethnic tensions triggered a brutal conflict in 2016. (AllAfrica)


Congolese Children Deported From Angola Face Humanitarian Crisis - UN

[VOA] The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports that more than 80,000 children are among 330,000 Congolese migrants expelled by the Angolan government since the start of October. The migrants were sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile Kasai Province, where ethnic tensions triggered a brutal conflict in 2016. (AllAfrica)


Thousands of Congolese Kids Deported From Angola

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ANGOLA has deported over 80 000 youngsters during a mass expulsion of Congolese refugees and migrants. (AllAfrica)


Hundreds of Thousands of Congolese Forced to Flee Angola in Need of Aid

[Oxfam] Oxfam warned today of an emerging humanitarian crisis in the Southern Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where over 257,000 Congolese people have sought safety having been forced to leave Angola in a violent clampdown on refugees and migrants. (AllAfrica)


DR Congo Envoy Briefs Mnangagwa

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday met a special envoy from his counterpart President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo who briefed him on the progress made on that country's elections set for December 23. (AllAfrica)


Amavubi Can Eliminate DR Congo, Says Mulisa

[New Times] Rwanda U23 coach Jimmy Mulisa is confident that his side can eliminate neighbours DR Congo in the upcoming first round of the 2019 Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. (AllAfrica)


Is Your Phone Tainted By the Misery of the 35 000 Children in Congo's Mines?

[Bhekisisa] Our computers and phones keep us connected but a key ingredient in them keeps children as young as six locked in a vicious cycle for about R26 a day. (AllAfrica)


Animal Rights Icon Mbeke Lands Global Award

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo (DRC) conservationist, Jackson Mbeke, has been awarded the sixth Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation. (AllAfrica)


'Very Serious' Ebola Situation in the East - WHO

[VOA] Violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is hampering efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has already killed more than 150 people, according to the World Health Organization. (AllAfrica)


Bemba to Appeal 'Unfair' ICC Penalty

[International Justice Monitor] Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has moved to appeal the penalty handed to him last month at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for witness tampering, deeming it unfair and disproportionate. The 55-year-old former rebel commander received a prison sentence of 12 months, which he did not serve since he had spent a longer period in detention during the trial, and a fine of ?300,000 (US$ 346,000). (AllAfrica)


'Many Challenges to Overcome' At UN, in Fight Against Abuse - Victims' Advocate

[Monusco] The UN is committed to recognizing the rights of victims of sexual exploitation by UN personnel but, when it comes to preventing and responding to abuse, there is a still "a long way to go, and many challenges to overcome," says the UN's first-ever Victims' Rights Advocate Jane Connors. (AllAfrica)


Congo - the Trial of King Leopold II - Strong On Facts but Lacking in Feelings

[Daily Maverick] The atrocities of the Congo came to the fore again in 2005 when the Africa Museum in Belgium hosted a conference to debate the truth captured in the book King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild. This, then, should be a play that leaves its audience engaged and outraged, but the heavy debate never sparkles and the characters rarely shine. (AllAfrica)


Dar, Kinshasa Join Hands Against Minerals Smuggling

[Daily News] TANZANIA has invited mining investors from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as both countries plan to host mining forums and joint strategies in curbing smuggling in the sector. (AllAfrica)


Nobel Laureate Urges End to Impunity On Rape As Weapon of War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in 1999 to help women and girls who had been raped during the conflict in eastern Congo (AllAfrica)


80% of Schoolchildren Back at School in Ebola-Affected Areas

[Unicef] Kinshasa/Dakar/New York/Geneva -One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than half of these children are girls. (AllAfrica)