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Robert Mugabe Finally Resigns, First Reaction.

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No survivors in DR Congo cargo plane crash in Kinshasa

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Technical problem suspected in crash shortly after takeoff from Kinshasa airport of cargo aircraft bound for Bukavu.

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say 12 people have died after a military cargo aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from the capital Kinshasa. Continue reading No survivors in DR Congo cargo plane crash in Kinshasa

Congo: The Genocide that the World Refuses to See

Genocost, a UK-based Congolese advocacy group, commemorated Congo Genocide this week on August 2nd and asked that the rest of the world do the same. August 2nd is the day that U.S. allies Rwanda and Uganda invaded the Democratic Republic of the Congo, starting the Second Congo War in 1998. Though a peace treaty was signed in 2003, the violence, displacement and massive death toll continue. Genocost asks that nations formally recognize August 2nd as Congo Genocide Commemoration Day.

Democratic Republic of Congo: 250 killed in massacres, says UN

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Three months of massacres that have left 62 children dead could escalate into wider ethnic cleansing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN has warned.

A total of 250 people have died in targeted killings with government forces and militias made up of children among those being blamed as complicit by international investigators. Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo: 250 killed in massacres, says UN

THOUSANDS FLEE CONGO CONFLICT, SWELLING VILLAGES OVER BORDER IN ANGOLA

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LUANDA – Thousands of people have fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo over the past month and sought refuge in neighbouring Angola, a provincial governor said, an exodus that is straining resources in villages along the border. Continue reading THOUSANDS FLEE CONGO CONFLICT, SWELLING VILLAGES OVER BORDER IN ANGOLA

Miss Congo UK 2017 is a beautiful and inspiring young woman.

Miss Congo UK 20217 Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo

If you needed a quick story of inspiration, look no further than Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo.

The 22-year-old activist was just crowned Miss Congo UK, but she’s also HIV positive, and used her platform to create awareness for the disease.

“I was born in the Congo and I only discovered that I was HIV positive here in the UK,” Horcelie told BBC Africa about getting the diagnosis at age 11. “I was one of many children born with HIV who did not have the medication, but somehow the virus is not fighting the body as fast as other Continue reading Miss Congo UK 2017 is a beautiful and inspiring young woman.

DR Congo Roger Lumbala heads home after crisis deal

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File: The head of the M23 Congolese rebels, Roger Lumbala, signs documents on February 6, 2013 before a press briefing in Kampala. Lumbala has returned to the DRC. Photo: ISAAC KASAMANI / AFP

KINSHASA  A DR Congo opposition leader accused of “high treason” returned to Kinshasa on Sunday two weeks after a key deal to end a political crisis in the vast African country.

Roger Lumbala, head of the small opposition Rally of Congolese Democrats and Nationalists (RCD-N), was one of a few accused figures whose freedom or return from exile was agreed as part of the New Year’s Eve deal. Continue reading DR Congo Roger Lumbala heads home after crisis deal