UN Human Rights chief fears more rapes, killings in Congo by M23

Fighting in North and South Kivu provinces in the DRC has led to massive displacement.

• A notorious group of human rights violators continues to act with impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The group, known as M23, is accused of raping and killing civilians, as well as recruiting child soldiers. Pillay, who named five of the leaders in a statement, said that every effort must be made to hold these men accountable.

Sister refugees from Congo bring hope to others

Sandra Uwiringiy'imana and Princesse Nabintu

• Africa is home to the largest refugee camp in the world and as a continent has more by far than any other place in world. On 20 June "World Refuge Day" was observed with an event at the UN that brought out two sisters who were once refugees and are now making a name for themselves in America.

Rhino poaching in South Africa reaches record levels 


• New figures released by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, and South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs show the number of rhino being poached has reached record levels. Fuelled by demand for rhino horns in Asia, the death toll has gone up from 13 to 449 annually within the past five years.

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