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Morning Update: Magna criticizes labour laws; Canadian allegedly behind illegal-goods marketplace.

Also: $750-million of Congo mining revenue siphoned by insiders: report

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Congo's Kabila and family worth millions, new report says.

Kabila family's holdings include over 70,000 hectares of farmland.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Money from Canadian mining firms vanishes in Congo, report finds.

More than $750-million in mining revenue disappeared before it could reach the national treasury, an investigation has found.

- The Globe and Mail - CA

UN mission in Congo downplays closure of five bases.

MONUSCO is to close five of its bases in the restive North Kivu Province by the end of July. The UN mission insists it will still be effective in fulfilling its mandate in the DRC.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | UN panel doesn't rule out DRC forces in UN experts' murder.

A panel monitoring sanctions against Democratic Republic of Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible

- News24.com - ZA

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRCongo.

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July, the UN mission there announced Wednesday, describing it as a change in operational style

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRC.

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July,says the UN mission there, describing it as a change in operational style.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Congo, UN, make urgent aid appeal for strife-hit region.

Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7m to help 138 000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.

- News24.com - ZA

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder.

Available evidence in the murder of two U.N. experts in Congo leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia operating in the area, or other armed groups were responsible, their colleagues on an expert panel said in a new report.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder.

The U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Congo says available evidence in the murder of their two colleagues leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia operating in the area, or other armed groups were responsible.

- FOX News - US

More flexibility and mobility for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo - senior official says.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is becoming more flexible and mobile, the head of that mission today said, by focusing on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance.

- UN - INT

More flexibility and mobility for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo - senior official says

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is changing how it operates to become more flexible and mobile, the head of that mission today said, by focusing on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance instead of fixed bases.

- UN - INT

News24.com | DRC may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

- News24.com - ZA

Bishops plea for two priests abducted in DRC

Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jul 19, 2017 / 12:01 am .- Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting the country’s bishops to plead that the captives not be harmed. “Priests are men of God who devote their lives to the good of the population without a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Congo Park Authorities: Rangers Were Not Killed in Rescue

Six Congolese killed in a wildlife reserve in eastern Congo last week were not on a mission to rescue a U.S. journalist, a spokeswoman for the reserve authorities said Tuesday, contradicting Congolese officials' earlier accounts. Four park rangers and two civilian porters in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Democratic Republic ...

- Voice of America - US

Exclusive: Murdered U.N. experts talked travel with Congo militia family - report

UNITED NATIONS - Two United Nations sanctions monitors in Democratic Republic of Congo discussed their travel plans with family representatives of a late militia leader the day before they were murdered while investigating the group, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Exclusive - Murdered U.N. experts talked travel with Congo militia family: report | Reuters

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- Firstpost - IN

Indian man kidnapped in Congo released: Sushma Swaraj

An Indian man who was abducted in Congo has been released.

- Zee News - IN

CAR violence driving more refugees into northern DRC

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo The main areas from which people have been fleeing are Bangassou, Bema and Mobaye – several hundred kilometres east of the capital Bangui. Local authorities estimate more than 60,000 people have fled into DRC ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Congo seeks $23.7 million to help 138,000 people in Pool region

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Government of the Republic of Congo Country: Congo The HRP aims to provide emergency assistance to strengthen the protection and resilience of vulnerable persons in the affected Pool districts, IDPs and refugees from neighbouring regions. US$ 23.7 million ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN and partners call for nearly $24 million in emergency aid for the Congo's Pool region

United Nations, the Republic of Congo's Government and humanitarian partners today appealed for $23.7 million to aid Congolese in the area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool”, where fighting and insecurity has displaced one out of every three people.

- UN - INT

Facing Multiple Security Crises, Congo's Kabila Reshuffles Police

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has replaced the national police chief of police and the police commander in the capital Kinshasa, as security concerns rise following his refusal to step down when his mandate expired. Mass prison breaks, kidnappings, rising militia violence and surging lawlessness since Kabila failed to ...

- Voice of America - US

Banro's lower gold output leaves year-end guidance out of reach

Dual-listed Banro Corporation's Twangiza and Namoya operations produced a combined 38 739 oz of gold during the second quarter of this year, bringing the year-to-date production to 84 954 oz of gold. The lower-than-expected gold production from both mines, along with the ongoing challenging operating environment given the ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Ivanhoe's Congo success follows deals with President's brother

In the two decades since billionaire mining investor Robert Friedland founded Ivanhoe Mines, his small team has made some of the biggest mineral discoveries in the world. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has done so while trading and contracting with companies controlled by one of President Joseph Kabila's brothers, ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

An emotional Ben Affleck chokes up and then mentions ex Jennifer Garner while accepting award

He was honoured with the award for his work with non-profit organisation Eastern Congo Initiative.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Gunmen Abduct 2 Catholic Priests in Volatile Eastern Congo

Gunmen in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the center of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants, the country's conference of bishops said on Monday. The two priests -- Charles Kipasa and Jean-Pierre Akilimali -- were taken from Our Lady of the Angels parish ...

- Voice of America - US

For Congo's women, mining offers opportunities – and hurdles

In northeastern Congo, unequal pay and cultural taboos have kept women from sharing in the country's mineral wealth

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Children urge political leaders to end conflict in Yei, South Sudan

Source: UN Mission in South Sudan Country: South Sudan Yei is about 150km south of the capital, Juba, and is a strategic outpost on the main trading route with Uganda and DRC. Seventy percent of the population fled last year, leaving Yei a ghost town.By FRANCESCA MOLD Children suffering from ongoing violence and poverty are ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Militia kidnap two priests in DR Congo

Kidnappings are frequent in this eastern part of the DRC, related to communal conflict between the Nande and Hunde tribes

- Daily Monitor - UG

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Journeyman Kakuta looks to kick start career at Amiens

From Chelsea hopeful to journeyman - DR Congo's Gael Kakuta hopes his move to Amiens, his 12th professional club, will kick start his career.

- BBC - UK

U.S. woman hides in trees to survive deadly militia attack

Officials in Congo say 5 park rangers killed in attack in Okapi Wildlife reserve that sent rangers and journalists running

- CBS NEWS - US

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 17, 2017

On July 17, 2007, a Brazilian Airbus airliner skidded off a runway as it landed at Sao Paulo's Congonhas Airport. Authorities placed the death toll at 200.

- UPI - US

On This Day: Passenger jet crashes in Brazil, killing 200

On July 17, 2007, a Brazilian Airbus airliner skidded off a runway as it landed at Sao Paulo's Congonhas Airport. Authorities placed the death toll at 200.

- UPI - US

5 Congo Rangers Dead; US Journalist Found Alive in NE Congo

Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. Gunmen attacked the group late on Friday in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Mambasa ...

- Voice of America - US

Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. Unidentified gunmen attacked the group late on Friday in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

Congo voters are going to the polls in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power.

- News24.com - ZA

Kidnapped US journalist in DR Congo found safe, five wardens killed

A US journalist kidnapped by a militia group in Democratic Republic of Congo was found safe and sound early Sunday, a senior official said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

- France24 - FR

DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

The journalist and three other rangers were abducted in the Okapi wildlife reserve on Friday.

- BBC - UK

27 dead, 54 missing in overcrowded Congo river boat sinking

At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jul 16 - At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Most of the victims of the tragedy on the Kasai river were students on holiday, local administrator Jacques

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Five wildlife rangers killed in US journalist rescue in DR Congo

A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo has been found safe, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Five park rangers die rescuing kidnapped US journalist in Congo

Five park rangers have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve.

- Stuff - NZ

News24.com | At least 27 dead, 54 missing, in DRC boat sinking: local official

At least 27 people have died and 54 are missing after a boat sank in the river Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official says.

- News24.com - ZA

Congo militia attack: US journalist found alive, 5 rangers dead

An American journalist was found alive Saturday and five Congo park rangers were found dead after they went missing in a large forest reserve during a militia attack on Friday, a local official said.

- FOX News - US

Congo militia kidnaps US journalist, 11 park guards

KINSHASA, Congo " A Congolese rights group says rebels in the country's eastern Ituri province have kidnapped an American journalist along with 11 Congolese security guards after attacking a security station near a local nature...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

5 Congo Rangers Dead; US Journalist Found Alive in NE Congo

Five Congo park rangers have been found dead and an American journalist has been found in good condition in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve after going missing during a militia attack, a local official said Sunday. "The American journalist is safe and healthy. She hid in the forest during an attack," Mambasa territory ...

- Voice of America - US

5 Congo rangers killed in operation to rescue U.S. journalist

Five Congo park rangers have been found dead and an American journalist has been found in good condition in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve after going missing during a militia attack.

- Global News - CA

US Journalist Rescued After Attack Kills 5 Rangers

Five Congo park rangers have been found dead and an American journalist has been found in good condition in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve after going missing during a militia attack, a local official said Sunday. "The American journalist is safe and healthy. She hid in the forest during an attack,...

- Newser - US

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