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Witchcraft, Trauma Hinder Former LRA Soldiers From Integrating Back Home

[AlertNet]"Each time I hear a loud noise or somebody shouting, I feel this compulsion that I should kill somebody." (AllAfrica)


UN to Congolese Rebels - Disarm or Face Force

[VOA]United Nations -The U.N.'s top envoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Thursday that if armed groups in the country's east do not voluntarily disarm, they will face military pressure to do so. (AllAfrica)


Despite Marked Progress in Democratic Republic of Congo, Conflict Will Persist If Remaining Armed Groups Do Not Lay Down Weapons, Security Council Told

[UN]Despite greatly improved security and last year's surrender of the "M23", the protracted conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo would persist if other remaining armed groups in the country's east failed to lay down their weapons too, a senior United Nations official warned the Security Council today. (AllAfrica)


Despite Improved Security, Situation Remains 'Fragile,' UN Envoys Warn

[UN News]Two senior UN officials warned today that although the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has vastly improved since this time last year, it remains fragile and the gains are "not irreversible." (AllAfrica)


Amb. Power At UN Debate On Democratic Republic of the Congo

[State Department]New York -Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a UN Security Council Debate on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 7, 2014 (AllAfrica)


Final Voluntary Repatriation of DRC Refugees From the Republic of Congo

[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 5 August 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. (AllAfrica)


DRC 'Attracts' American Investors At U.S.-Africa Summit

[VOA]Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) information minister says the just-concluded U.S.-Africa summit presented an opportunity to his government to reintroduce the natural resource-rich country to American business. (AllAfrica)


UN Agency Confirms Last Group of Congolese Refugees Return to Their Homes in DR Congo

[UN News]A final group of Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme by the United Nations refugee agency. (AllAfrica)


DRC 'Coup Plotter' Says He is Innocent

[SAPA]Pretoria -Etienne Kabila, the man accused of being the leader of a group of rebels plotting to overthrow Democratic Republic of the Congo president Joseph Kabila, claims he is an innocent man who did nothing wrong. (AllAfrica)


UNHCR Completes Challenging Repatriation of Almost 120,000 Congolese Refugees

[UNHCR]Kinshasa -The UN refugee agency has successfully completed the voluntary repatriation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of almost 120,000 refugees from neighbouring Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)


Remarks With Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila Before Their Meeting

[State Department]SECRETARY KERRY: I don't think we need these big, formal podiums, but let me - it's my great pleasure to welcome President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Washington. I'm very, very happy he's here. He received me in May on my trip to the D.R.C. We then talked about the efforts that he is making with respect to strengthening democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)


Chelsea - Mourinho's Cutting Remarks to Lukaku

[Africa Top Sports]Did you say Romelu Lukaku? That does not mean anything to Josť Mourinho. The manager of Chelsea will not have any remembrance of Romelu Lukaku, transferred on Wednesday evening to Everton exchanged by 35 M€ check. (AllAfrica)


Zambian Fertilisers Spreads to DRC

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIAN Fertilisers Limited has established a branch in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where it exported more than 2, 000 tonnes of fertiliser in 2013. (AllAfrica)


Interview with outgoing Africa Great Lakes Special Envoy Mary Robinson

NAIROBI 04 August 2014 (IRIN) - In mid-June UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reassigned the special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region, Mary Robinson, to special envoy for climate change. IRIN spoke to her about her time working on the Great Lakes region. (irinnews.org)


Africa: Africa's Urban Planning Conundrum

African cities have become the world's next property investment frontier in the post-2008 economic climate.

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Ethics: Resolving the Ebola dilemma

A group of ethicists will meet on Monday at the World Health Organization to discuss the wisdom or otherwise of making an experimental drug more widely available to those suffering from Ebola.

(Topix.net)


One Militant Group (FDLR) Poses Greatest Threat To Congo's Stability

Amid progress in ousting and demobilizing the M23 militants in Democratic Republic of Congo, another armed group named FDLR has started to bring instability in the African country.

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What is Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever?

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates .

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How to Make the Most of Africa's Business Boom

Following the close of this week's unprecedented U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the business community's eyes are trained on African.

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Airstrikes in Iraq: When to intervene a delicate choice for U.S. - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 PST

President Barack Obama has said the U.S. military intervention in Iraq this week is motivated in part by an urgent need to stop genocide of the Yazidi, members of an obscure religious sect who are stranded on a mountain in Iraq, dying of thirst and hunger.

(Topix.net)


Africa: Gridlock in Continent's Major Cities

Africa's largest cities are choking with traffic. In Egypt's capital Cairo, for example, congestion costs the country $8 billion a year in lost productivity, additional fuel consumption and the impact of pollution, according to a 2012 World Bank study.

(Topix.net)


Speech: "The DRC Government, The Wider Region, MONUSCO Have Huge...

It is a huge honour to chair a Security Council meeting at a time where we have a unique opportunity to bring peace and stability to the lives of so many.

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Tracing the Batwa in Semuliki

Dressed in their cultural regalia, bark cloth hats, feathered-spears, bowls and arrows in their hands, the Batwa cut the image of the forest people.

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Consider any case as Ebola: GMA directs medical staff

Ghana Medical Association has directed medical staff across the country to consider any reported case as Ebola case until proven otherwise.

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Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

Nurses from Uganda's Ministry of Health check passengers arriving from Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa at Entebbe Airport Kampala Uganda, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

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The Way To Bring A Lasting Peace In The Congo? Women.

When Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee led women in song at the fish markets on the Liberian coast in the late 1990s, she began one of the most striking peace movements of our time.

(Topix.net)


South Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., left, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., third from right, host a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila ... (more)

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Bharti Airtel and BGFI Bank to deliver mobile money services to Africa

Bharti Airtel has reportedly partnered with BGFI Bank to expand mobile money access to customers in Gabon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar.

(Topix.net)


Men, Masculinities, and the Demise of a State: Examining...

Men, Masculinities, and the Demise of a State: Examining Masculinities in the Context of Economic, Political, and Social Crisis in a Small Town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo This article explains why Connell's classification of masculinities is inadequate for the analysis of clear crisis situations.

(Topix.net)


Dr Congo: Despite Improved Security, Situation Remains 'Fragile', Says UN

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 -- Two senior UN officials warned that although the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has vastly improved since this time last year, it remains fragile and the gains are "not irreversible."

(Topix.net)


Congo's Presidential Entourage Investigated for Beating Protesters in U.S.

The U.S. State Department has taken steps to seek the prosecution of a members of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo's entourage, who were allegedly captured on video Thursday beating a protester in the streets of Washington, D.C. A video posted on YouTube shows a man in a dark suit kicking the head of a protester as he lays on the ... (more)

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