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Colourful Kebano's Dramatic Month

21 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

After a rollercoaster of a month where Neeskens Kebano scored a goal in his international debut for Congo DR and then thought the Leopards were eliminated from qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, it was a dramatic phone call... Read more

UN Rights Chief Welcomes Conviction of Congolese Army Officer for Crimes Against Humanity

19 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum... Read more

Eastern Congo's Beni Region Rocked By Killings, Rights Abuses and Fear

19 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

press release Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo — The UN refugee agency on Friday called for humanitarian access to the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo amid a deteriorating security and human rights situation for the civilian population. "Multiple... Read more

Profile of Vulnerable People - Albertine

19 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

press release Albertine is 40. She has nine children. They all live together in Saint Charles Lwanga camp, a few kilometres outside Bangui. Albertine's husband was killed in that same camp, almost a year ago, after their family fled violence in their... Read more

The International Envoys for the Great Lakes Region Call for Rapid Implementation of the Nairobi Declarations

19 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

press release Brussels — One year ago, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the M23 rebel group signed two Declarations in Nairobi, Kenya, which concluded a year-long peace process held in Kampala under the auspices of President Yoweri... Read more

Ending the Status Quo

18 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

analysis OVERVIEW The November 2013 defeat of the M23 armed group raised the hope that, after almost two decades of conflict, fundamental change and stabilisation were possible in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the region. This was the result of a... Read more

Looming Offensive Prompts 'Humanitarian Fallout' Fears

17 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

analysis Kampala — Plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army and UN peacekeepers to again take on one of the oldest insurgencies in the country have... Read more

UN Envoys Welcome Conviction of Army Officer for Crimes Against Humanity

17 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura welcomed today the conviction of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, saying the verdict sends a "very clear message... Read more

UN Helps Gay Man Find a New Home

17 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

By Tina GhelliCape Town, South Africa — Junior Mayema hid his sexual orientation while growing up in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, but when his mother discovered that he was gay her anger knew no bounds. "My mother is a... Read more

UN-Led Great Lakes Envoys Urge Faster Implementation of M23 Peace Deal

16 Dec 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

A team of United Nations, African Union and other Special Envoys on the Great Lakes region have noted with concern that overall implementation of the Nairobi Declarations remains slow. While welcoming steps taken so far, including on the amnesty and efforts to... Read more