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Fighting Against the Stigma of Rape

[Deutsche Welle] Women raped in the DRC fear being rejected by their families, often leading to a vicious cycle of poverty and prostitution. A local aid organization is working to help victims and change attitudes. (AllAfrica)

The DRC Crisis Can No Longer Be Neglected

[Daily Maverick] The political conundrum of the Democratic Republic of Congo elections has blinded us all: the emergency in the DRC is political as much as it is human and humanitarian. (AllAfrica)

UN-AU Decry Absence of Women in Peacebuilding Activities

[Africa Renewal] A high-level delegation to Nigeria and the DRC urges countries to promote gender equality (AllAfrica)

Escalating Violence in Ituri Province Puts UN on 'High Alert'

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency says the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Ituri province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, could presage a mass exodus of refugees and internal displacement. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Sanctions Individuals Destabilizing the Eastern DRC

[State Department] Designations Highlight Actions that Threaten the Peace, Security, and Stability of the DRC (AllAfrica)

Militia Uproots More Congolese to Neighbouring Countries

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 8 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Burundi and Tanzania over the past week following operations by the military to rid eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of militia groups. (AllAfrica)

Over 50 Angolan and Foreign Tourists Visit Mbanza Kongo

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -A group of 51 Angolan and foreign citizens visited last weekend the Mbanza kongo City, its world heritage site and capital of the northern Zaire Province. (AllAfrica)

Police Foil Illegal Entry Attempt

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -At least 239 DR Congo citizens and one from Cameron were prevented in the last seven days from illegally entering the Angolan territory by the border police in the northern Zaire Province. (AllAfrica)

Hundreds of Child Soldiers Active in DRC Warfare

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -RAMPANT militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have recruited at least 585 children for use as fighters or human shields in the war afflicting in Kasai regions. (AllAfrica)

Eruption of Ethnic Violence in DRC Kills 24

[VOA] An eruption of ethnic violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 24 people and left hundreds of homes burned to the ground. (AllAfrica)

Europe, SADC Anticipate Credible Congolese Poll

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -EUROPE and Southern Africa have pledged to work together and ensure credible elections when the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goes to polls hopefully at the end of the year. (AllAfrica)

'Some Young People Like to Make Chaos' - Church Official on Violence

[ACNS] Anglicans around the world are being asked to pray for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo as tribal violence continues to claim lives in the Ituri Province in the north-eastern area of the country. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Welcomes Refugees Fleeing DR Congo Violence

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their traumatized neighbors. (AllAfrica)

8,000 Congolese Flee to Burundi

[East African] Burundi has in the past week received more than 8,000 refugees fleeing the fighting between Mai Mai rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Kabila Will Name Successor Candidate by July

[VOA] A spokesman for the Democratic Republic of Congo says President Joseph Kabila intends to respect the constitution and relinquish power after elections scheduled for December. (AllAfrica)

Congo - an Enterprise Managed By the United Nations Security Council

[Fahamu] An Interview with Economist Jean-Claude Maswana (AllAfrica)

Why Are Ugandan Troops Amassed At the Congo Border Again?

[Fahamu] The attempt to make the public believe that the Allied Defense Forces, a small, beleaguered Ugandan Islamist militia, attacked a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 7 December 2017, killing 15 heavily armed and highly trained Tanzanian peacekeepers and wounding 55 more, raises more questions than it answers. (AllAfrica)

Nomads Will Not Stand the Heat in Kinshasa - AS Vita

[Nyasa Times] DR Congo's AS Vita has launched mind games against Mighty Be Forward Wanderers ahead of thier first leg Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2018 Champions League, saying the Malawi football kings will not stand the heat on February 11 in Kinshasa in preliminary round. (AllAfrica)

Praying for Change - the Catholic Church Takes On President Kabila

[IRIN] Kinshasa -The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now a powerful voice of opposition to President Joseph Kabila's continued unconstitutional stay in power, but the Church's spiritual authority is yet to translate into political muscle. (AllAfrica)

Portrait of Simion Marius Adrian

[Monusco] UNPOL Simion Marius ADRIAN is currently the acting chief for the UN Police Planning Unit at Kinshasa Headquarters. He is actually the Police Deputy-Commissioner and Chief of the Romanian contingent. Educated in the military school of Brancoveanu in Bucharest, Romania when he was very young; he got his undergraduate degree in 2004 with a major in Police and Human Sciences, thus completing his cycle as valedictorian. He then joined the Police Academy "Al. I. Cuza" where he respectively got a Bachelor Degree (AllAfrica)

Massive Displacements Recur in the DRC

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -SOME 5 000 civilians are seeking refuge in Burundi after fleeing intense fighting between the army and rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Football and Singing Could Give Girl Soldiers a Second Chance in Congo - Charity

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"All they wanted was to be like all the other girls, they just wanted to be accepted and have friends" (AllAfrica)

Expanded DRC Mining Week Returns in June

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 3 000 international mining experts and local stakeholders from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week in June. (AllAfrica)

DRC Journalist Detained, Accused of "Compromising" President Over Bread Truck Photos

[CPJ] New York -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, a reporter with the privately owned ACTUALITE.CD news outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

EU Sets Bad Example On Human Rights With NGO Crackdown - UN Expert

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The EU has historically done a good job supporting and protecting rights advocates worldwide but the bloc's authority is now being undermined from within (AllAfrica)

UN Peacekeeper Killed in South Kivu

[VOA] A United Nations peacekeeper from Pakistan was killed in an ambush Saturday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was deployed with the U.N. Stabilization Mission in the DRC, also know by its French acronym, MONUSCO. (AllAfrica)

President Joseph Kabila Battles On Many Fronts

[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo's army is fighting militias on several fronts. Now more trouble is brewing in the east of the country, where militias are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila. (AllAfrica)

Could Militia Force Kabila Out?

[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing increased violence with the rise of militia groups taking on government forces as it becomes clear that elections set for December are unlikely. (AllAfrica)

Famine Threatens Conflict-Hit Central Congo As Aid Dries Up - UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due to widespread conflict, displacement and a lack of funding, the United Nations said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Congo Becoming Like a Prison Under Kabila, Says Combative Cardinal

[VOA] Kinshasa -The head of Congo's Catholic church condemned the government of President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday for a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, suggesting his country was becoming like a prison. (AllAfrica)

UN Calls for Probe into Killings of Anti-Government Protesters in DRC

[VOA] Geneva -The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the alleged killings by security forces during anti-government protests Sunday. (AllAfrica)