Mon, 22 Jul 2024 12:52:50 GMT
M23 Says DR Congo Army Ignoring De-Escalation Initiative
[New Times] The M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo blamed the government coalition for the violation of a humanitarian truce that was brokered by the United States and said Kinshasa had held hostage thousands of people displaced by the conflict.

Mon, 22 Jul 2024 14:49:50 GMT
Military Spending Rising in East Africa Region
[Independent (Kampala)] Governments that allocate substantial resources to the military can inadvertently increase the political power of the military.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:57:59 GMT
Congo Fighting Triggers Crisis, Women and Girls Hit Hard
[Business Day Africa] Persistent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has triggered a severe and underreported humanitarian crisis, with women and girls bearing the brunt of the suffering.

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 11:11:33 GMT
DRC Conflict Risks Spreading - African Leaders Must Push for Solutions Beyond Military Intervention
[The Conversation Africa] In response to the deepening crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council established a panel of independent experts in 2023 to examine the situation and provide it with options t...

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 11:14:17 GMT
Why These 10 Humanitarian Crises Still Demand Your Attention
[The New Humanitarian] Geneva -- Beyond Gaza and Ukraine, emergency aid needs are going unmet in these neglected hotspots around the globe.

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:09:02 GMT
Military Spending in DRC and South Sudan Rose Fastest in the World - Society Ends Up Paying the Price
[The Conversation Africa] Global military expenditure is dominated by the United States and China, with 49% of total spending between them. According to the most recent report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, global military s...

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 06:55:27 GMT
U.S. Diplomats 'Working Closely' With DR Congo, Rwanda, Angola for 15-Day Truce
[VOA] Washington -- U.S. diplomats are working closely with African partners, the White House said Thursday, amid a fresh 15-day truce between the army and Rwanda-backed rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Experts on the ground say th...

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:35:29 GMT
Angola Speaker and Women From DR Congo Address Political and Social Situation
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's National Assembly Speaker, Carolina Cerqueira, held a meeting today, Wednesday, in Luanda, with a group of women from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from whom she received information about the consequences of ...

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 08:01:44 GMT
Media Freedoms Should Not Be a Target in DR Congo
[HRW] Cancel Jessy Kabasele's Suspension, Ensure Journalists Can Work Safely, Freely

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:39:23 GMT
SA Cops 'Accused Me of Plotting a Coup Against Kabila', Claims Tortured DRC Man Embroiled in US Asylum Battle
[Daily Maverick] In 2007, Sabin Sabwa was granted refugee status in South Africa after being tortured in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has unsuccessfully attempted to get asylum in the United States because he says an a...

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 05:45:29 GMT
Ugandan Economy Back On Track, DRC Reparation Continues - Ggoobi
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Secretary to the Treasury Ramathan Ggoobi has said Uganda's economy is back on track, and indications are of even stronger growth in the coming years.

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 16:03:23 GMT
Govt Forks Another Shs247bn Fine for DRC Plunder
[Nile Post] The government has allocated Shs247 billion toward settlement of part of the compensation awarded by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 17:05:11 GMT
Around Fifty Dead After an Attack By Militiamen Against the Army in the DRC
[RFI] In the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mobondo militias attacked army positions in the village of Kinsele. Authorities report a death toll of about fifty dead, including 42 militiamen, in the clashes with the army.

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 13:03:22 GMT
Angola Chairs Meeting On Mediation of DR Congo Conflict
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola is to chair on Monday a virtual Ministerial Meeting on the Role of Mediation and Reconciliation for the resolution of the conflict in the eastern region of the Democratc Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:00:51 GMT
Photo of Ugandan Troops in DR Congo in 2023, Not Sent to 'Quell Treasonous Gen Z' Protests in Kenya in 2024
[Africa Check] Photo of Ugandan troops in DR Congo in 2023, not sent to 'quell treasonous Gen Z' protests in Kenya in 2024

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 04:27:38 GMT
DR Congo Faces Catastrophic Health, Humanitarian Crisis
[VOA] Geneva -- The World Health Organization warns that millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing a health and humanitarian crisis because of escalating conflict and violence, mainly in the eastern part of the country in rece...

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 09:53:26 GMT
Sudan Conflict Claims 19,000 Lives, But DRC Worst Humanitarian Crisis - UN
[allAfrica] Geneva -- Fifteen months of conflict in Sudan has claimed 19,000 lives and left 33,000 injured, severely constraining health access, but the Democratic Republic of Congo has the most people needing humanitarian aid globally, the World Hea...

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 04:13:25 GMT
Conflict Escalation Linked to Deadly Mpox Threat
[UN News] At least 25 million people have been caught up in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where a neglected health emergency continues to unfold at an alarming rate, the UN health agency said on Friday.

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 12:31:42 GMT
Military Muscle Rather Than Mediation Prevails in DRC
[ISS] Despite a growing military coalition, President Tshisekedi is failing to subdue the M23 rebels in his country's east.

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 04:46:07 GMT
Sixty Seconds With... Afrocongo Music Star Innoss'b - School Meals, Ending Hunger and DRC
[Africa Renewal] The singer-songwriter - and World Food Programme High-Level Supporter - on dreaming big against the odds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:54:13 GMT
DR Congo Detects At Least 25 Mpox Cases in Goma - Reports
[New Times] At least 25 cases of a dangerous new strain of mpox spreading through DR Congo have been detected in the eastern city of Goma, mostly in camps housing people fleeing a surrounding conflict, health authorities said on Wednesday, July 10, R...

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 04:45:17 GMT
'People Started to Point the Finger' - How the M23 Conflict Endangers DR Congo's Tutsi Communities
[The New Humanitarian] Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Nkami -- 'We didn't agree to create this group.'

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 15:15:54 GMT
Hand Grenade Explodes Near UN Mission Sleeping Quarters, Soldier Killed
[New Times] A South African soldier, who was part of a United Nations peacekeeping force (MONUSCO) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, died on Monday, July 8, when a hand grenade exploded close to his sleeping quarters, South Africa's military s...

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 14:55:19 GMT
Withdrawal of Blue Helmets From East of the DR Congo - Paris and Washington Take Different Positions
[Agenzia Fides] Kinshasa -- The east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is at the center of the geopolitical interests of the great powers due to its natural resources and its strategic location. On July 8, the UN Security Council discussed the situ...

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 08:40:13 GMT
Worsening Security in DRC Takes Centre Stage At EA Community Retreat
[Daily News] MINISTERS of Foreign Affairs and East African Community Affairs have expressed deep concern over the deteriorating peace and security in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where armed conflicts have exacerbated humanitarian crise...

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 10:02:17 GMT
Inklings | Where's the Missing Report On Polio Vaccine Paralysis?
[The New Humanitarian] Oslo -- Notes and musings on how aid works, from The New Humanitarian's policy editors.

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 16:42:08 GMT
Humanitarian Ceasefire in North Kivu - Opportunity to Provide Aid or Opportunity to Rearm?
[Agenzia Fides] Kinshasa -- There are two important new developments in the forgotten war in North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo: the first is the two-week humanitarian ceasefire that came into force on July 5 thanks to the me...

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 10:52:37 GMT
How the International Financial System Exports Extinction to the DRC
[African Arguments] Biodiversity loss from unequal mining deals is not a glitch. It's the logical end point of multiple transnational pressures.

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 12:18:55 GMT
Rwandan Ministers to Meet DR Congo, Burundi Counterparts Over Security
[New Times] Ministers from Rwanda are expected to meet with their Congolese and Burundian counterparts separately to discuss diplomatic tensions between their countries which have threatened the security of the East African Community (EAC).

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 04:41:10 GMT
UN Envoy Highlights Alarming Violence and Neglected Humanitarian Crisis in DR Congo
[UN News] The security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has resulted in alarming levels of violence and widespread civilian displacement, the UN envoy for the country reported on Monday.