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Congo, M23 rebels make peace but other armed groups still ...
Congo and defeated M23 rebels are to sign a peace deal on Monday to end a 20-month revolt in the east of the vast African nation, where other militias still roam and millions are destitute despite great mineral wealth.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Rebels Sign Peace Deal
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and M23 rebels signed declarations Thursday to end the bitter conflict in the east of the country, according to a document from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Malawian President Joyce Banda.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
African mission on the menu for Ashridge's head chef
There's a big change on the menu for talented chef Erick Moboti, who is swapping fine dining in an historic setting for a new challenge in Africa.
UN: Major offensive begins vs. other Congo rebels
The officials on Wednesday told the Security Council that defeating the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, will be difficult because they live among the general population, increasing the risk of civilian deaths.
Congolese authorities accused a jailed Norwegian of killing cellmate, fellow Norwegian
Divers dressed as Santa Claus perform underwater at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, and the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, The annual show at both acuariums attracts visitors until Christmas Day.
UN urges DR Congo authorities to ensure accountability for election-related abuses
Thousands of DRC residents fleeing potential election conflict , arrive in neighbouring Republic of Congo.
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AfDB Board Approves $105.26 Million for Lovua-Tshikapa Section of the ...
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TUNIS, Tunisia, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization / -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Tunis, two grants and a loan amounting to US $105.26 million to finance the Lovua-Tshikapa section of the Batshamba-Tshikapa road project in the ... (more)
Tue Dec 10, 2013
UN troops start military action versus DRC's Rwandan rebels
Indian soldiers, serving in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo , hold up their weapons at their base after patrolling the villages in Masisi, 88 km northwest of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 4, 2013.
16 Days of Activism: Countering sexual and gender-based violence across the Congo
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 10 - With sexual and gender-based violence an acute problem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNHCR offices across the country have been spreading awareness about the scourge in a series of events marking the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Thousands mourn Congo rumba star
Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have attended the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Congo-Kinshasa: Lawyer Faces Hague Witness Tampering Charge
A second member of Congolese Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba's defence team on Thursday made an initial appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, suspected of witness tampering in the Bemba trial.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
We shared a house with Tabu Ley
When the news of the passing of Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu, more famously known to his fans as Tabu Ley jammed all media last Saturday night, the buzz and condolences, as for any star of his ilk, were enormous.
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Music Lovers Remember King of Congolese Rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau
The undisputed King of Soukous , Congolese musician Tabu Ley Rochereau , died of stroke on November 30, 2013 in Belgium at the age of 73. He was a prolific songwriter and one of Africa's leading vocalists who internationalised Soukous by creating a fusion of Congolese folk music and Cuban, Caribbean and Latin American rumba.
Congo-Kinshasa: On Dowries and Drinks in Kinshasa
I had just arrived in Kinshasa when Pascal called me. "Can you keep Saturday evening free for us?" he asked, "we need you as a mushamuka."
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3-Dec-13 - the Roman Curia: Key Theme of the Second Round of the Council of Cardinals
The Council of Cardinals instituted by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the universal Church and to draw up a plan for the revision of the Apostolic Constitution Pastor bonus on the Roman Curia, as announced by the Holy Father's chirograph dated 28 September, began its second round of meetings this morning, to continue until 5 ... (more)
United Nations launches drones over Congo
A new drone forming part of the UN, United Nation peacekeeping force in Goma, Congo, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
WFP Forced To Reduce Food Assistance In Democratic Republic Of Congo
KINSHASA Due to serious resource constraints, the United Nations World Food Programme will have to reduce or interrupt some of its activities as from this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo , leaving thousands of people with no food assistance.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Peacekeeping Chief in to Inaugurate New Protection Technology, Sees Progress
On a visit to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo today, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the region, where civilians have suffered through recurrent insurgencies, showed evidence of improvement, and gave hope for further progress.