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UN envoy and Church leaders in DR Congo condemn attacks against Catholic facilities.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country.

- UN - INT

Enjoy Sunday morning breakfast with a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse – here's how to watch.

This eclipse's path stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Africa, through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Congo

- National Post - CA

Refugees flee clashes in DR Congo.

The UPDF Second Division spokesperson, Capt Arthur Timbaganya, said the clashes were near Ugandan-DR Congo border

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fear hangs over busy Uganda-DR Congo border post.

Fear hangs over busy Uganda-DR Congo border post...

- MENAFN - JO

Frantal Tabu: Why I don't miss my Kisangani home.

Congolese singer talks about his very long journey from his home town to Nairobi.

- Daily Nation - KE

DR Congo: Ensure Justice for Killings in the Kasais.

– Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should fully and impartially investigate killings by alleged Congolese army soldiers in the central Kasai area, Human Rights Watch said today. A video posted on the internet on February 17, 2017, shows men in Congolese army uniforms fatally shooting at least 13 alleged militia ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

16 killed in three days of DR Congo clashes.

Guillaume Djike, a spokesman for the army in troubled North Kivu province in the east of the nation, said 16 people had been killed

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fin24.com | Glencore eyes US grain traders for next big takeover.

After striking deals in Russian oil and Congolese copper mining, Glencore set its sights on the US grain-trading industry.

- Fin24 - SA

16 killed in three days of DR Congo clashes.

M23 militia blamed the Congolese government for the spike in violence.

- Daily Nation - KE

16 killed in three days of DR Congo clashes.

Sixteen people have been killed in three days of fighting this week that pitted the Democratic Republic of Congo's army against a rebel militia, a military spokesman told AFP Thursday.

- Zee News - IN

Refugees flee fighting in DR Congo.

The UPDF Second Division spokesperson Capt Arthur Timbaganya, yesterday said the clashes were near the Ugandan-DR Congo border.

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | 16 rebels killed in fighting with army in DRC's east

A Congo military spokesperson says the army has killed at least 16 members of a former rebel group who crossed back into Democratic Republic of Congo's east.

- News24.com - ZA

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east

Congo's army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country's east, the military's spokesman said Thursday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east

BENI, Congo " A Congo military spokesman says the army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group who re-entered the country's east.Maj. Ndjike Kaiko said Thursday that in fighting near Rutshuru the army captured...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east

BENI, Congo — A Congo military spokesman says the army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group who re-entered the country's...

- Townhall.com - US

Congo government makes U-turn and opens probe into footage of DRC 'massacre'

Authorities initially claimed shocking footage of army's summary executions of unarmed civilians was 'fake'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

In DR Congo, an upsurge of violence against the Church

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Feb 22, 2017 / 06:09 pm .- In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country. In a message sent to international Catholic charity ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

'Revival' of Congo's M23 rebellion after fighters clash with army in neighbouring Uganda

Group was accused of being responsible for a series of murders, rapes and forced recruitment of children.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Trump is right on Congo's minerals, but for all the wrong reasons

A prospector prepares to pan for gold in South Kivu in 2014. Many informal miners faced tough choices as US regulations turned life upside down. Reuters/Kenny Katombe A few weeks ago a British newspaper leaked the draft of an executive order proposing the suspension of a US law that imposes tight controls over the trade in ...

- The Conversation - UK

News24.com | DRC investigating alleged army massacre video

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it was investigating "facts brought to the public's attention" after a video purportedly showing government troops massacring civilians prompted outrage.

- News24.com - ZA

Review ordered into refusal to award bravery medals for Siege of Jadotville

Defence chiefs have been ordered to review the refusal to award medals to soldiers in the ill-fated 1961 United Nations mission in the Congo which led to the Siege of Jadotville.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Congo Opens Inquiry Over Video of Massacre It Had Derided as Fake

Several soldiers have been arrested after a video showed government troops killing about a dozen unarmed people on a rural road.

- New York Times - US

DR Congo snubs calls for inquiry of massacre video

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday flatly rejected international calls to investigate a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed men and women by DR Congo soldiers.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Armyworm caterpillars ravage maize crop in southeast Congo

KINSHASA - Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms have ravaged 63,000 hectares of maize in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to triple, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Congo said to get $100-million to clear China Moly purchase

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state mining company received $100-million as part of a settlement to drop its objections to the sale of the country's biggest copper mine to Chinese buyers, according to people with knowledge of the agreement. The cash payment was made last month after state-owned Gecamines agreed to ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Kipoi hit by disruptions, output affected – Tiger

A number of disruptive events at the Kipoi copper project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have resulted in ASX-listed Tiger Resources warning of a "material negative impact" on cash flows, as well as reduced revenues from lower copper production. The miner in October 2016 reported that heap leach production was ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

'Politics of demonization' breeding division and fear: Amnesty

Source: Amnesty International Country: Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran , Myanmar, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Water 'Walls' Spur Evolution of New Colorful Fish Species

Intense rapids turn the lower Congo River into a biodiversity breeding ground.

- Livescience.com - US

News24.com | UN: DRC must stop rights violations by its armed forces

The United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | US 'deeply concerned' over alleged DRC video massacre

The United States on Sunday said it was "deeply concerned" over a video purporting to show soldiers shooting dead unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- News24.com - ZA

Vodafone's M-Pesa transactions reach record 614 mln in Dec

Vodafone Group said a record 614 million M-Pesa transactions were processed during December 2016 as the global operator marked its 10th anniversary. During 2016, the service processed around 6 billion transactions, peaking in December 2016 at 529 transactions every second. Vodafone now offers M-Pesa services in ten ...

- Telecompaper - NL

More than 65,000 children used in armed conflict released during last 10 years

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, World, Yemen Exact data on the number of children recruited are difficult to confirm. UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands under the age of 18 are used in conflicts worldwide.NEW YORK/PARIS, 21 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Democratic Republic of Congo snubs calls for massacre video investigation

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday flatly rejected international calls to investigate a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed men and women by DR Congo soldiers. The government's refusal came as two other videos showing alleged abuses by DR Congo soldiers began circulating on social media networks. The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Genuine asylum seekers in Japan lumped together with migrant laborers

The clanking of Tokyo trains going by still echoes in the head of a 27-year-old Congolese man as he recalls the dreadful few weeks he spent in Japan in January 2016 traveling from station to station, homeless, in search of a place where he could survive the cruel cold nights. The man, who declined to The post Genuine asylum ...

- The Japan Times - JP

DR Congo snubs calls for inquiry of massacre video

The footage allegedly shows a massacre of unarmed men and women by DRC soldiers.

- Daily Nation - KE

Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities - UN's Zeid

  GENEVA/KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities including summary executions by the armed forces, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said yesterday.

- Stabroek News - GY

DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces

The United Nations human rights chief today called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces.

- UN - INT

News24.com | Under pressure DRC govt vows to stem violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government, under pressure to act after months of violence in the south, has vowed to move away from a solely military solution.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | France, US pressure DRC over video massacre

The United States and France have called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate a video purporting to show soldiers massacring 50 to 100 unarmed civilians in the violence-wracked center of the country.

- News24.com - ZA

DR Congo snubs calls for inquiry of viral massacre video

KINSHASA , Feb 21 — The Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday flatly rejected international calls to investigate a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed men and women by DR Congo soldiers. The government's refusal came as...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UN rights chief calls for immediate halt to DRC killings

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges the Government to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces.GENEVA - UN High Commissioner for Human ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces

DAKAR, Senegal " The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces.Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Monday that as security has deteriorated in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces

The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces

DAKAR, Senegal — The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed...

- Townhall.com - US

News24.com | DRC dubs video massacre fake, but admits 'excesses'

A Democratic Republic of Congo spokesperson has condemned as "ridiculous montage" a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed civilians by DRC soldiers.

- News24.com - ZA

Intel hub set up in Uganda to fight shadowy rebel group

Countries in Africa's Great Lakes region launched an intelligence nerve centre in Uganda Saturday to better coordinate the fight against a rebel group responsible for massacres in neighbouring DR Congo.

- TheCitizen - TZ

25 civilians killed in east DR Congo ethnic attack

Militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nande ethnic group have killed 25 civilians in the country's violence-torn east, almost all of them hacked to death with machetes, local officials and activists said Saturday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic

Heard of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Nipah virus, or MERS? One of them might just spawn the next pandemic

- UN - INT

US urges probe into DR Congo video massacre

The United States says it is "deeply concerned" over a video purporting to show soldiers shooting dead 50 to 100 unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | DRC govt under fire for violence after video massacre

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has come under pressure to stem violence after the emergence of a video purporting to show soldiers massacring unarmed civilians.

- News24.com - ZA

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