DR Congo

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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By Sharanjeet Parmar To date, there have been no effective responses to impunity for perpetrators of international crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which have been on going since the start of violence in 1996. Despite the publication of the UN’s ‘Mapping Report’, which called for spe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 7th, 2014
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The International Criminal Court has convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. Germain Katanga showed no emotion as judges convicted him as an accessory in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In CAR
Feb 5th, 2014
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A group of soldiers in the Central African Republic lynched a man they suspected was a rebel minutes after hearing the new president’s promise to restore security at a ceremony to reinstate the divided country’s armed forces. About 20 uniformed soldiers accused a member of the crowd of ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 16th, 2013
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In northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), rural radio stations are used to protect civilians from violence. Part of a growing network of high frequency (HF) shortwave radios that connects rural villages in remote parts of the DRC and neighboring Central African Republic (CAR), these radios ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2013
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Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the LRA’s involvement in ivory trade. This was sparked off by the Enough report ‘Kony’s ivory’ released in June, which described the LRA’s ivory activities in Garamba Park, North-Eastern DRC. The report was followed by a range of articles highlighting how...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2013
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Considered an overview, this piece combines a wide range of events, observations, and consequent thoughts on the current situation in the eastern DRC. Focussing on M23 rebels, DRC government, and the UN mission it will also take into account main other dynamics and actors. An accumulation of events I...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 9th, 2013
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By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jul 23rd, 2013
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By Sekhemib Hebeny, IndepthAfrica United States on today asked Rwanda to stop assistance for M23 rebels in nearby border Democratic Republic of Congo, indicating there was proof Rwandan army authorities were taking part. “We call upon Rwanda to immediately stop any assistance for the M23 (and) ...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Jul 22nd, 2013
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The woman with the world’s largest breasts has told of how she employs security to help defend herself against unwanted suitors who ‘chase’ her. Annie Hawkins-Turner, a 53-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia who has a bra size of 102ZZZ, told TLC’s Strange Sex that she is a ‘...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica No less than 51 rebels of the March 23 development (M23) were murdered in the progressing crash in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), after the government reported 120 of its member dead, according to a nearby source. Fighting proceeded Tuesday betw...