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Impunity Leads Perpetrators to Continue Child Rights Violations in DR Congo - UN Report

22 Jul 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses. "Impunity... Read more

"Paradigm Shift' Boosts Congo Peace Prospects

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

Washington, DC — I walked into the State Department just over a year ago to take on my new role of U.S. Special Envoy for the African... Read more

Congo Brazzaville Pursues Expulsion of Illegal Aliens

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

Almost 12,000 DRC nationals living in the coastal city of Pointe-Noire have returned home. The authorities in Congo Brazzaville are pursuing their policy of expelling foreigners from neighbouring... Read more

Sanctions Committee On Democratic Republic of Congo Draws Attention

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

to Recommendation on Due Diligence by UN Group of Experts On 14 July 2014, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) considered the final report of the Group of Experts on... Read more

Kabila Launches Bukangalonzo Industrial Park

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

Bukangalonzo — Other investments on the park will be in areas such as energy, transport, housing, water, agricultural training, schools, health centres and community infrastructure. A South African consortium, Africom, won the tender to manage the park in partnership with cooperative societies... Read more

Coton Sport Stays Atop After Leopards Stalemate

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

Cameroon champions, Coton Sport maintained their hold of Group A after holding Congolese campaigners, AC Leopards 0-0 on Tuesday in Dolisie. The encounter, rescheduled from last May due to the involvement of AC Leopards players in the Congolese national team for their... Read more

UN Hails Appointment of Senior Adviser On Sexual Violence, Child Recruitment

15 Jul 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

The appointment of a presidential adviser on conflict-related sexual violence and child recruitment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) marks "a new dawn" in tackling these scourges, senior United Nations officials said today. The appointment of Jeannine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi... Read more

Successful Energy-Efficient Clay Ovens in DRC

15 Jul 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and supermarket. Without... Read more

Angolan Ambassador Denies Existence of M23 Bases

15 Jul 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Kinshasa — The ambassador of Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Emílio Guerra, Monday in Kinshasa, ruled out the information by France International Radio (RFI) according to which Congolese rebel group M23 was organizing itself from Angola. "The Angolan Government never... Read more

Three Illegal Angola-DRC Border Crossing Attempts Reported

15 Jul 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Mbanza Congo — Three illegal crossing attempts of border between Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been recorded in the last seven days in Angola's northern Zaire province. The fact is expressed in a note from the local command of... Read more