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Fri, 04 Jun 2021 06:13:22 GMT
Thousands of Women and Girls Need Urgent Help After Volcano Eruption
[UNFPA] North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Following the eruption of the volcano, Mount Nyiragongo near Goma, tens of thousands of women and girls are in urgent need of critical sexual and reproductive health services, including support to p...

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:00:28 GMT
UN Chief Condemns Deadly Attacks Targeting Displaced People in DR Congo
[UN News] UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate recent deadly attacks by insurgents in the east and bring the perpetrators to account.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:57:15 GMT
Afrobasket 2021 - Cheikh Sarr Wary of Angola, DR Congo
[New Times] Cheikh Sarr, the national basketball head coach has pointed out Angola and DRC as the teams that will pose the biggest challenge to the national side in the Afrobasket competition slated for August in Kigali.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 08:09:21 GMT
Meeting the Lost Children in Africa's Forgotten Crisis
[IPS] New York -- A few weeks ago, I traveled with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to the Modale refugee site in the Nord-Ubangi province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). What we witnessed there was a profound human...

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 05:56:01 GMT
350,000 Victims of Goma Volcanic Eruption Urgently Need Aid, UN Says
[VOA] Geneva -- Aid agencies say 350,000 people affected by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in need of urgent assistance.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:41:55 GMT
All Systems Go as Uganda, DR Congo Sign Agreement on Road Projects
[East African] Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed an infrastructural agreement, defining each other's role in the two roads they are jointly funding.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:40:56 GMT
Half a Million Without Drinking Water Following DRC Volcano Eruption
[MSF] Hundreds of thousands of people have been left displaced, and over half a million in the city of Goma have been left without access to clean drinking water, following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic ...

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 11:32:49 GMT
Mount Nyiragongo's Volcano - Why It's Unique and Treacherous
[The Conversation Africa] Seismologists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were still reporting earthquakes around the Mount Nyiragongo volcano a week after it erupted. The original eruption killed at least 32 people and tens of thousands had ...

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:33:14 GMT
Time for South Africa to Take a Fresh Look At the DRC
[Daily Maverick] We need to build a road. A road into the Congo. The goal should be that within five years, one could drive from Durban to Kinshasa on a decent road. That would transform the lives of tens of millions of Congolese and open a massive m...

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:50:34 GMT
Congolese Refugee Uses Art to Tell Stories of Xenophobia
[GroundUp] Congolese refugee Azuri Muhuli uses painting to tell the stories of immigrants who have suffered xenophobic violence.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 06:22:37 GMT
Rebels Massacre 57 in East Attack - Local Officials
[Nation] Rebels belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed 57 people in a Sunday night attack on two villages in the territory of Irumu, Ituri Province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.

Mon, 31 May 2021 12:38:14 GMT
Hell on Earth - Survivors of DR Congo Volcano Tragedy Share Horror Stories
[East African] I was driving around with my friend on Saturday evening when we saw fireball coming out of Nyiragongo," recalls 24-year-old Ranjit Mangat, a resident of Goma city in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mon, 31 May 2021 11:31:03 GMT
Covid-19 Affecting Uganda - DRC Trade
[Independent (Kampala)] Informal cross-border trade, which includes smuggling, is hugely important for survival in, around and beyond border regions. Across the border between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) informal trade pays the...

Sat, 29 May 2021 15:46:17 GMT
DRC Says Previous Report of Fresh Volcanic Eruption Is False Alarm
[Nation] Kinshasa,

Fri, 28 May 2021 14:52:02 GMT
Uganda, DR Congo Sign 223km Roads Deal
[Independent (Kampala)] Mpondwe/Kasindi- Beni (80km)

Mon, 31 May 2021 07:16:50 GMT
Director-General's Introductory Remarks On the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
[WHO] Committee B, World Health Assembly

Mon, 31 May 2021 06:29:14 GMT
14,000 Congolese Flee to Rwanda After Fears of Second Volcano Eruption
[New Times] Nearly 14,000 Congolese nationals have fled to Rwanda after warning of a second eruption, officials have confirmed.

Mon, 31 May 2021 06:27:43 GMT
Fearing Volcanic Eruption, Thousands Flee Goma in Eastern DRC
[VOA] Geneva -- U.N. aid agencies say residents of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are fleeing the city in fear of further volcanic eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo.

Fri, 28 May 2021 11:49:31 GMT
The Population of Goma Flees a Volcano's Menace As a Major Humanitarian Crisis Looms
[ICRC] Fearing another eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thousands of people are fleeing the city of Goma and its surroundings. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has temporaril...

Sat, 29 May 2021 17:33:43 GMT
'I Like My Work As a Paratrooper'
[Africa Renewal] Phelisa Frida Miya, 28, a paratrooper/riflewoman from South Africa serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). One of the few female soldiers in a male-dominated field, she believes her u...

Fri, 28 May 2021 04:39:46 GMT
Up to 400,000 Could Be Displaced By New Goma Eruption - UNICEF
[UN News] With fears that one of the world's most active volcanoes could erupt again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is warning that up to 400,000 - nearly 280,000 children - could be displaced and in ne...

Fri, 28 May 2021 04:35:34 GMT
Officials Order Partial Evacuation of Goma, Fearing Another Volcano Eruption
[VOA] Officials in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday ordered the partial evacuation of the city of Goma out of fears of another eruption of the nearby Mount Nyriagongo volcano.

Mon, 31 May 2021 06:05:38 GMT
Thousands in Goma Evacuated Amid Fears of Further Volcanic Eruption
[UN News] The threat of new volcanic eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have triggered thousands of residents to flee from the eastern city of Goma, the UN humanitarian office said on Friday.

Thu, 27 May 2021 15:41:10 GMT
More Congolese Flee to Rwanda After Warning of Second Eruption
[New Times] Evacuation has started in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma, in anticipation of possible second volcanic eruption, Radio Okapi, a Congolese station reported on Thursday.

Thu, 27 May 2021 15:35:15 GMT
Uganda, DRC to Sign Major Roads Construction Deal Today
[Independent (Kampala)] Entebbe, Uganda -- DRC Deputy Prime Minister Christophe Lutundula Apala is expected in Uganda today to sign a key inter-governmental agreement on infrastructure.

Fri, 28 May 2021 07:48:20 GMT
Burundian Govt, Opposition Armed Groups Are Fighting On Congolese Soil - NGO
[Agenzia Fides] Kinshasa -- Burundian armed groups of opposite tendency are fighting in the plain of Ruzizi, in South Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This was stated in a note sent to Agenzia Fides by the Association cont...

Thu, 27 May 2021 05:08:25 GMT
Goma Observatory Has Not Monitored Volcano for Months - Report
[DW] The regional observatory stationed in Goma to monitor the Mount Nyiragongo volcano had not been working for several months, DW has learned. The Goma Volcano Observatory was caught by surprise.

Thu, 27 May 2021 05:11:37 GMT
Fears Grow for Lone Children After Volcanic Eruption
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kinshasa -- Dozens of Congolese children separated from their families days after a deadly volcanic eruption could be at risk of kidnap, child labour, or recruitment by armed groups

Fri, 28 May 2021 11:35:10 GMT
IMF Mission Reaches Staff-Level Agreement With the Democratic Republic of the Congo On a Three-Year, U.S.$1.5 Billion Financing Package
[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the ...

Sat, 29 May 2021 17:37:58 GMT
Covid-19 Pushes Congo's Children Out of School and Into Domestic Work
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] School closures and the economic fallout from the pandemic have left many minors with no choice but to work to survive