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DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks

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The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has decided to allow oil exploration in two protected wildlife parks, Virunga and Salonga. Continue reading DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks

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Event – GENERATION TALKS: Knife Crimes and Congolese Divide – 21st July

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The rise in Knife and Gun crimes has claimed many boys and girls from our homes in particular our Congolese homes. We realise we have many issues to discuss on this subject. We know we need to hear from our boys and our girls how we can change their circumstances. Continue reading Event – GENERATION TALKS: Knife Crimes and Congolese Divide – 21st July

DR Congo presidential aspirant Katumbi held Italian citizenship, town confirms

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Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi held Italian citizenship from October 2000 until January 2017, the Italian town where he was a resident said on Wednesday, jeopardising his hopes of contesting a presidential election later this year. Continue reading DR Congo presidential aspirant Katumbi held Italian citizenship, town confirms

DRC – ‘The wars will never stop’ – millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart

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Justin Kapitu A 22-old rebel soldier, wounded and now dying, in a hospital in Masisi, DRC. Photograph: Jason Burke for the Guardian

Justin Kapitu is dying. He does not know it yet, and the doctors treating the 22-year-old rebel fighter are unlikely to tell him soon, but his chances of surviving more than a few months are virtually non-existent.

Kapitu was wounded in a clash between his rebel group and a rival faction in December. Continue reading DRC – ‘The wars will never stop’ – millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart

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