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DR Congo court suspends trial over mass rape of children.

The trial of 18 suspected militiamen over the kidnapping and rape of some 40 girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended after a defendant demanded the recusal of two judges, a judicial source said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

Pope prays for peace, victims of war in Congo and South Sudan.

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2017 / 10:09 am .- With plans to visit South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year thwarted by ongoing conflict, Pope Francis on Thursday led a prayer vigil for peace in the two countries, asking for an end to war and comfort for victims of the violence. “We want to sow seeds ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope prays for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo.

Vatican City, Vatican City State, Nov 24 - Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where “war shows its most horrid face”. “This evening, in prayer, we want to sow seeds of peace in

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Pope Francis prays for peace in South Sudan, DRC.

November 23, 2017 - Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church on Thursday led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, decrying the mass murders of women and children in the two conflict-affected nations. “We want to sow seeds of peace in the lands of South Sudan and the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Pope prays for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo.

VATICAN CITY , Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where “war shows its most horrid face”.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Pope Prays for 'Seeds of Peace' for South Sudan, DRC.

Pope Francis on Thursday evening led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Earlier this year, he said he was studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, which has been beset by famine and civil war. But he told the faithful during the ...

- Voice of America - US

Pope prays for 'seeds of peace' for South Sudan, Congo.

Pope Francis has led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and Congo.

- FOX News - US

Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children.

Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the "horrid face" of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- GMA News - PH

Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children | Reuters.

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the “horrid face” of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's ...

- Firstpost - IN

Living in Shame: Helping Rape Victims Return to Life.

Left incontinent after rape or a lack of medical care during pregnancy, thousands of African women are stigmatized and shunned each year. In some places, though, the situation is improving. A report from Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Pope, at service for Africa, decries murder of women and children.

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the "horrid face" of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Reuters - US

Fin24.com | PPC rejigs debt amid takeover talks

PPC has renegotiated the bulk of its debt obligations in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo as new operations in the region start to generate additional cash.

- Fin24 - SA

News24.com | UN condemns rise in DRC rights violations

The United Nations has said it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a report blaming the bulk of the violence on the police and army.

- News24.com - ZA

Chinese firm probes if children work in African mines

Beijing, China, Nov 23 - A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a key resource for mobile phones and electric cars. Yantai Cash, a cobalt exporter based in eastern Shandong province, told AFP that it is looking into the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what next | Reuters

NAIROBI - Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. FILE PHOTO: France's President Nicolas Sarkozy ...

- Firstpost - IN

Senior police officers deny charges, remanded again

Other suspects are Mr Rene Rutagungira, a Rwandan national, and Bahati Mugenga Pacifique, also known as Ilungu Monga, a Congolese national.

- Daily Monitor - UG

DR Congo accuses mining partners of 'stealing'

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned mining company Gecamines on Monday accused its foreign partners of "stealing" after its book-keeping was challenged by US and British reports.

- TheCitizen - TZ

DR Congo accuses mining partners of 'stealing'

In July, the British NGO Global Witness described the Congolese mining sector as a "cash machine" for Joseph Kabila's regime, which has been in power since 2001

- Daily Monitor - UG

53 protesters killed in six months in DR Congo: report

The report said officers used "disproportionate" force during an outbreak of street protests against the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila

- Daily Monitor - UG

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

They torture the children so that parents pay the ransom; some children are killed.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 21 - Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It's the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Fin24.com | Glencore's troubles in Congo claim its highest profile victim

Two weeks after the Paradise Papers leak brought a wave of scrutiny over Glencore's dealings in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the company is facing another scandal.

- Fin24 - SA

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It`s the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

- Zee News - IN

Glencore directors step down from Congo mining unit amid accounting probe

Three Glencore executives stepped down as directors of its copper and cobalt unit, Katanga Mining, after an internal review found 'material weaknesses' in financial reporting controls

- Financial Post - CA

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Six dead, including two soldiers, in DR Congo attack

Since the beginning of 2017, Mai-Mai militias have regularly attacked Congolese army positions in the region and in neighbouring South Kivu

- Daily Monitor - UG

Pope Francis to preside over prayers for South Sudan, DRC

November 19, 2017 - The Roman Catholic Church head, Pope Francis, will on 23 November preside over a liturgical celebration for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo at St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy. The Pope had earlier expressed plans to visit the two war-affected nations. The Vatican, in May, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Equity finish eighth in Africa after loss to Motema

Equity Bank lost 39-54 to DC Motema Pembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Daily Nation - KE

Six injured as police fire on DR Congo opposition rally

The police fired on protesters, injuring six of them

- Daily Monitor - UG

In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

In the capital Kinshasa, the quality of toilets varies greatly depending on social status The post In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

On Bashir's visit and CMI's little games in the DR Congo

We delivered the food

- Daily Monitor - UG

NASA survey technique estimates Congo forest's carbon

The equivalent of 85 billion tons of carbon dioxide—a huge amount equal to three-quarters of the carbon stored in forests across the contiguous United States—is locked in the living vegetation of one African country that holds much of the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, according to new research.

- PhysOrg - NL

News24.com | DRC militia chief arrested: judicial source

A man believed to be a leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kamwina Nsapu militia has been detained over a beheading in the troubled Kasai region, a judicial source have told AFP.

- News24.com - ZA

Improved early warning systems protect the most vulnerable

Source: World Meteorological Organization Country: Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Curaçao , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Kiribati, Mali, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niger, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sint Maarten , Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, World Vulnerable communities in Africa, the Pacific, and Caribbean ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

DR Congo makes arrests ahead of anti-Kabila protests

The Lucha citizen movement said at least 27 were detained by police in North Kivu province in the country's east, including 15 in the provincial capital Goma

- Daily Monitor - UG

Chadrac Akolo: 'Hunger was a part of my life'

Stuttgart's Chadrac Akolo is off to a flying start in the Bundesliga. The Democratic Republic of Congo international has come a long way since arriving in Switzerland as a refugee at the age of 14.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UN peacekeeper in DR Congo honoured for combatting sexual violence on the frontlines

United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo .

- UN - INT

UN refugee agency seeks US$7 billion for 2018

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: World The Global Appeal 2018-2019 lays out the financial resources that will be required for UNHCR's programmes to protect and improve the lives of 68 million people of concern. Matching commitments with action As we issue this Global Appeal, thousands of people are fleeing ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN rights chief urges DRC authorities to allow peaceful expression of dissent at protests

The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to lawfully handle demonstrations organized by those protesting the updated electoral calendar for general elections.

- UN - INT

Cobalt Prices To Rocket As Tech Giants Scramble For Supplies

The Democratic Republic of Congo supplies some 60 percent of the world's cobalt—a desperately sought after metal that is the driver of our electric vehicle boom and the fodder of battery gigafactories popping up all over the world. But this claim to fame is obscured by a much darker side of the DRC – namely that It's in ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

- Reuters - US

No letting up for Cranes

The national team returned from Congo last night and players will not take any days off as they immediately return to club duty before resuming state duty for Cecafa starting next weekend in Kenya

- Daily Monitor - UG

'This Is Congo' Director Daniel McCabe on Telling the Country's 'Real Story'

Photojournalist and filmmaker spoke with TIME about capturing the "beauty and horror" of Congo

- TIME Magazine - US

Twists and turns in Africa's long walk to democracy

Looking at the recent example of Liberia and Egypt, it would be easy for one to conclude that Africa is finally on a democratic path her citizens desperately yearn for. But events unfolding in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DR Congo and Burundi are cause for worry for democracy enthusiasts.

- Daily Monitor - UG

33 killed as DR Congo train carrying fuel derails

Jean-Marie Tshizainga, the minister of mines of Lualaba province gave a toll of eight dead and several others injured

- Daily Monitor - UG

Train crash 'kills 33' in Democratic Republic of Congo

The train may have been carrying flammable material and is reported to have gone up in flames.

- BBC - UK

Final hurrah

With 13 out of the 20 players coach Moses Basena took to Congo playing in the Azam Uganda Premier League, this game provides more local based stars a chance to play at this level.

- Daily Monitor - UG

DR Congo militiamen on trial for raping over 40 children

Some 40 girls aged between eight months and 12 years were kidnapped and raped between May 2013 and 2016

- Daily Monitor - UG

Congo offer peek into Cranes future

Cecafa, which is open to all players, has previously been dominated by footballers featuring in the region, while Chan is a Caf tournament meant only for those plying their trade within their country

- Daily Monitor - UG

DR Congo's Kavumu child rape trial opens

Militiamen allegedly attacked children and infants believing their blood would give them protection.

- BBC - UK

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