Democratic Republic of the Congo

September 21, 2023

DR Congo calls for swift withdrawal of UN peacekeepers

In 2020, the Security Council approved a plan for a phased withdrawal in DR Congo, setting parameters for transferring the responsibilities of UN troops to Congolese forces.
September 19, 2023

DR Congo buries victims of August 30 crackdown

Dozens of bodies are laid to rest as the families call for justice to be done after around fifty civilians were killed at the protest by members of the Congolese armed forces. The government's official death toll so far stands at 57, with six soldiers, including two officers, being held responsible
September 18, 2023

Unions push on Dr. Mukwege to vie for Presidency in DR Congo

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege, said he had received $100,000 from his supporters for a possible candidacy in the December 20 presidential elections in the DR Congo.
September 16, 2023

DR Congo: Climate activists in Goma join global protests against use of fossil fuels

"The environment must be preserved in all its forms. Oil is a danger for the population, .. where the people are impoverished because of the exploitation of oil to the detriment of multinationals, that's why today the population of North Kivu, through this march, shows its discontent against oil."
September 15, 2023

Property disputes, evictions plague DR Congo capital

"There are lots of land disputes in Kinshasa, thousands of them," said Theo Sindani Kasita, a property lawyer in the megacity of an estimated 15 million people. Families are regularly evicted without being notified of a court decision, and before tenants can launch an appeal, he adds.
September 13, 2023

Football scouts search for talent in DR Congo's turbulent east

The idea behind the football tournament was not only to showcase good players to scouts, Kasuku explained, but also to demonstrate to parents that football is not a wasted activity.
September 12, 2023

Cobalt, copper mining leading to forced evictions in DR Congo- Amnesty International

Instead of benefiting from the growth of the mining sector, people living in the Kolwezi region "are being forced to leave their homes and farmland to make way for the expansion of large-scale industrial mining projects", according to the report.
September 6, 2023

East Africa: Regional Force Gets Three Months' Extension to Restore Peace in Eastern DR Congo

[New Times] East African Community leaders on Tuesday, September 5, agreed to extend the mandate of the EAC Regional Force deployed to eastern DR Congo for three months.
September 5, 2023

DR Congo: Violence, lack of aid foster despair among Congolese displaced in the east

Peace seems unattainable and help is in short supply. In the camps for displaced people of Ituri, a province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, despair feeds into a feeling of abandonment.
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