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2 hrs ago | Switched

Yes, White American 'Girls Next Door' Can Be Sold Into Sex Trafficking, Too

Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, a self-described "girl next door," is challenging stereotypes regarding sex slavery victims in hopes of raising awareness about the dehumanizing industry that changed the trajectory of her life when she was just 19 years old.

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5 hrs ago | AlertNet

Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa's oldest park

The director of Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park - Africa's oldest national park - survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday, a colleague said.

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8 hrs ago | Customs Law

DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia, which hears many issues involving administrative law and government action, has overturned part of the SEC rule requiring companies to report on their web sites that their products are not free of certain minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries.

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12 hrs ago | SBWire

Congo, Dem. Rep. Mining Report Q2 2014 - New Market Report

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's vast mineral resources will continue to attract international interest, given the country's huge untapped and high-grade reserves.

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17 hrs ago | Market Wire

Delrand Announces Private Placement Financing

Delrand Resources Limited announces that it proposes to carry out a non-brokered private placement of 2,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of Cdn$0.075 per Share for proceeds to the Company of Cdn$150,000.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Salon

Court: Requiring companies to disclose the use of "conflict...

Companies whose products contain materials mined from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo - things like gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum that are also known as "conflict minerals" - shouldn't have to disclose that fact, a split U.S. appeals court ruled Monday, as such a requirement would violate their free-speech rights, and essentially force ... (more)

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The Huffington Post

Democratic Republic of Congo, Christianity and International Adoption

'Pray Emma home' is an effort by the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington to help their fellow church members Eric and Katy Harshman.

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AlertNet

Congo militia leader "Morgan" surrenders - government

A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism has surrendered alongside around 40 of his followers in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Monday.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

PanArmenian Network

Nearly two-thirds of world's extremely poor live in 5 countries

PanARMENIAN.Net - The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund continue to hold their annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

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The Globe and Mail

Why the living area is illustrator Alanna Cavanagh's favourite room

An internationally acclaimed illustrator and print maker, Alanna Cavanagh purchased her loft-style condo opposite the Drake Hotel on Toronto's Queen Street West three years ago.

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AllAfrica.com

Rwanda: Back to Rwanda

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda has long been one of the most significant armed groups active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo , where it has been based ever since its founders fled neighbouring Rwanda after playing a key role in the 1994 genocide.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

AlertNet

CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon

UNHCR is extremely concerned about reports of anti-Balaka militiamen preventing civilians from leaving the Central African Republic and attacking them along the way.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Cameroon, Central African Republic

CNN

Ebola Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ebola , a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in the 1976.

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News Max

Belgium Destroys Ivory to Publicize Illegal Elephant Poaching

Belgium destroyed 1.7 tons of ivory on Wednesday to bring attention to the illegal trade that has fueled a decades-long surge in elephant poaching in Africa, significantly impacting the large mammal's ever-dwindling population.

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The Globe and Mail

Exploration suffers as copper miners axe costs, cut debt

A worker at the Chemaf copper and cobalt processing plant in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The Daily Beast

War in TechnicolorBy Nico Hines

Using a type of film popular during WWII, Richard Mosse photographs the brutality of the drawn-out conflict in the DRC in vibrant color, hoping to catch the world's attention.

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The Star Press

Family awaits adopted son from Congo

Ask Jon and Ashley Riegler how many children they have and their answer sounds slightly unusual.

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Ghanamma.com

7% Of The World's Poorest People Live In Nigeria - World Bank

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, yesterday, said Nigeria is one of the top five countries that has the largest number of poor.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Science Daily

Name of new weakly electric fish species reflects hope for peace in Central Africa

Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin have been discovered.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Military Offensives Reduces Number of Armed Groups

The Democratic Republic of Congo's information minister says joint military offensives launched by the national army and the United Nations Mission to the country to protect unarmed civilians have sharply reduced the number of rebel groups from 55 to about 20. Lambert Mende also says another round of military offensives have been launched against ... (more)

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