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Amid Fresh Violence, 'Presence Without Action, Undermines Our Credibility' - UN Envoy

28 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Amid continuing flare-ups of deadly violence and a tenuous humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) in the vast African nation today underlined the need for a "proactive, not... Read more

State Dept. Congratulations to Dr. Mukwege On 2014 Sakharov Prize

28 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

press release U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C October 26, 2014 STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege Upon Receiving the 2014 Sakharov Prize The United States congratulates Dr. Denis Mukwege for the distinction of being awarded by the European Parliament... Read more

Eagles to Train in Warri for Congo Clash

28 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced monday that the Super Eagles will train in Warri ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ( AFCON) qualifier against Congo in Point-noire next month. General Secretary of the NFF, Musa Amadu, dropped this hint... Read more

UN, African Union Urge Population in Eastern Town to Support Operations to End Rebel Threat

27 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Visiting the site of recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys met with the Mayor of the town of Beni, Congolese military officials and local leaders, urging a... Read more

Monduli Academy Boosts DRC Army

27 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

President Joseph Kabange Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has praised the Monduli-based Tanzania Military Academy for empowering DRC soldiers whose first batch had just graduated from the TMA base last weekend. A total of 414 Officers Cadets from the Democratic... Read more

US Prelate Supports Bishops On Presidential Term

27 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Kinshasa — Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, United has asked the US state department to support efforts of the Congolese bishops who are opposing the suggested end to presidential term limits in the country. "As we are both painfully aware, Constitutions... Read more

Ebola Cases Now Exceed 10,000

25 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

document Geneva — An overview of the current state of Ebola infections is provided by excerpts from the October 25 situation report of the World Health Organization's Ebola... Read more

The DRC and Its Neighbourhood - the Political Economy of Peace

24 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

analysis By Cyril MusilaOn 24 February 2013, 11 African countries signed the Addis Ababa Framework Agreement designed to bring peace to the Great Lakes Region, in particular the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been in the grip of... Read more

UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security

23 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises,... Read more

Congo Protests Against UN Peacekeepers

23 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

By John Kanyunyu, Ohilipp SandneProtestors in eastern Congo accuse UN peacekeepers of failing to do enough to protect them from lethal attacks by rebels. Some Congolese are now arming themselves and joining militia groups out of desperation. Hundreds of people staged a... Read more