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  1. SAFD cleared in Ebola complaintRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    ... African countries. Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks of Ebola among humans have appeared sporadically in Africa. Past Ebola outbreaks have occurred in the ...

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  2. UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanityRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | United Nations

    ... issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum for other similar cases currently underway ...

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  3. DRC: Conviction of 'Colonel 106' major boost in fight against impunity - ZeidRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today welcomed the conviction and sentencing of Lieutenant Colonel Bedi Mobuli Engangela for committing crimes against humanity between 2005 and 2007 in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Engangela, better known as 'Colonel 106' after the battalion he commanded, was on Monday sentenced to life in prison for murder, rape, sexual slavery, torture, abduction, and "imprisonment and other forms of grave deprivation of physical liberty."

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  4. Congo-Kinshasa: President Kabila's Troubled Relationship With KatangaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... his main challenger, Etienne Tshisekedi, has never accepted his defeat. In the last few months the political scene in Congo has become obsessed by Kabila's plans for 2016. Will he stay or will he go? At this moment it looks rather unlikely that ...

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  5. How HD Supply Automated the Complex Task of Supplier GovernanceRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Global Logistics/Supply Chain

    ... of any conflict minerals - tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from certain mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - in HD Supply's extensive product base. That was about a 45-day process. 'It was plug and play, more or less,' Van Houten says. ...

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  6. Africa: ICC - African Countries Support CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... Others included officials from Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zambia. South Africa highlighted the ...

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  7. Amavubi kicks off preps; Kodo, Mugenzi nurse calf injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Umukino

    ... rounds will subsequently qualify for the 2015 All Africa Games, scheduled for September 4-19 in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) with the top three earning berths in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Olympic qualifiers are limited to players ...

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  8. The Congo's Forgotten Colonial GetawayBy Nina StrochlicRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    An island in the Congo River was once a prime vacation hub and prosperous rubber plantation. Now, visitors are scarce and the jungle is taking over, leaving some locals nostalgic.

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  9. On Native GroundTHE Stimulus Worked. Let's have More.Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... displaced people have sought refuge from insurgents and other armed groups. "She said the United States is offering Congo $17 million to fight sexual violence, including about $10 million to train doctors to treat victims of sexual attacks," ...

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  10. ICC: African Countries Support CourtRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... Others included officials from Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, CA te d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zambia. South Africa highlighted the ...

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  11. Congo-Kinshasa: Leveraging Mobile Tech to Combat Conflict and CorruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AllAfrica.com

    ... 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2009 has hurt or helped people in the target country - the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Advocates pushing for the provision called attention to what they saw as the complicity of the American consumer and ...

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  12. Ebola Fast FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2014 | WTMA-AM North Charleston

    ... but not in humans. The first human outbreaks occurred in 1976, one in northern Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) in Central Africa: and the other, in southern Sudan (now South Sudan). The virus is named after the Ebola River, where the ...

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  13. Ebola Virus Disease: Understanding the Current OutbreakRead the original story

    Wednesday | US Pharmacist

    ... in 1976: one in Sudan (now South Sudan), the other in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).4 In 1994, TAFV was associated with one fatality in Cote d'Ivoire.4 BDBV was discovered in a 2004 outbreak ...

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  14. Congo-Kinshasa: UN Envoys Welcome Conviction of Army Officer for Crimes Against HumanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AllAfrica.com

    United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura welcomed today the conviction of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for crimes against humanity, saying the verdict sends a "very clear message to perpetrators of sexual violence in DRC that they cannot hide behind a badge or evade justice with a uniform." Former FARDC Lieutenant Colonel Bedi Mobuli Engangela, also called "Colonel 106" after the battalion he commanded in South Kivu, was convicted yesterday and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in his homeland for crimes against humanity, including a 20 year sentence for rape and a 15 year sentence for sexual slavery, according to a press release from Ms.

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  15. Murder in the Rainforest: Local Activists and the Global Politics of Climate ChangeRead the original story

    Wednesday | Common Dreams

    ... contained in some of the most carbon-rich tropical countries, including Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo." Walker is an author on a new peer-reviewed study, " Forest Carbon in Amazonia ," slated for publication in the journal ...

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  16. Congo-Kinshasa: UN Helps Gay Man Find a New HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AllAfrica.com

    Junior Mayema hid his sexual orientation while growing up in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, but when his mother discovered that he was gay her anger knew no bounds. "My mother is a pastor and she tried to kill me.

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  17. A dark day in a bleak year for children': UNICEF condemns attack on schoolchildren in YemenRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | United Nations

    ... for the world's children and that protracted crises in countries like Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, and Yemen, continued to claim "even more young lives and futures" without any indication of ...

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  18. Death of Rare White Rhino Leaves 5 in the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | National Geographic

    ... subspecies got caught up in political turmoil in Sudan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda, and its numbers quickly dwindled because of poaching and habitat loss. (Related: " Why African Rhinos Are Facing ...

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  19. Murder in the RainforestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | RollingStone

    ... contained in some of the most carbon-rich tropical countries, including Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo." Walker is an author on a new peer-reviewed study, " Forest Carbon in Amazonia ," slated for publication in the journal ...

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  20. Cooperation with Africa must occur at earliest signs of crisis, Ban tells Security CouncilRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | United Nations

    ... the progress that has been made under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region, the Secretary-General explained. In Burkina Faso, there was close cooperation between the UN, the AU and the ...

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