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Scores Killed in Train Crash

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

The death toll from a freight train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to at least 63. Investigators at the crash scene, in southeastern Katanga province, said some passengers were still unaccounted for on Wednesday, and believed to be... Read more

Kagame Hints at 2017 Election Run

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

At a recent event, Rwanda's president Paul Kagame suggested he might change the constitution to allow him to run for a third term in 2017. Speaking at an event at Tufts University yesterday, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame gave one the biggest hints... Read more

UN in DR Congo Pledges Support, Good Offices to Upcoming Polls

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

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized... Read more

World Bank to Help Democratic Republic of Congo Strengthen Management of Health and Education Systems

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

Washington — The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved support to the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country strives to strengthen management of its health and education systems and make rapid and sustainable progress towards the Millennium Development... Read more

SA Sends Condolences to DRC

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

President Jacob Zuma has on behalf of government and the people of South Africa expressed his sincere condolences to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the wake of Tuesday's train accident. "We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life... Read more

China Eyes the Congo River

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

New development projects along the Congo River are bound to restore colonialist structures and looting of resources in the DRC. These will benefit elite companies and countries, but fail to prioritise poverty and access by the poor - serving only as... Read more

Rwanda in Talks With DRC Over New Visa Fees

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

The Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration is engaged in talks with Democratic Republic of Congo migration officials on the possibility of reverting a new directive requiring Rwandans travelling to Congo through Bukavu border point to pay visa fees. Other than... Read more

Mob Violence Rife in DRC's Ituri District

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

Bunia — The near absence of any effective policing in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) district of Ituri, Orientale Province, is fuelling mob violence which has seen about 100 people killed and 1,500 houses torched in the past year,... Read more

Surge in Demand for China

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

"China has experienced double-digit growth for the last five years. Their economy is as strong as it's ever been. For them, the cost of providing these scholarships is not big. But for students like me, who will return home, bringing knowledge... Read more

Healing the Visible and Invisible Wounds

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

When bullets smashed through the walls of a house in Pinga, they left a little girl dead and her sister Chimène (7) seriously injured. Surgeons at Goma hospital had to amputate Chimène's left arm in order to save her life. "How am... Read more