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UN / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

United Nations officials called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up the fight against impunity for rape and sexual violence, which remain widespread and largely unpunished despite some progress in holding perpetrators accountable. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said rebel armed groups and government soldiers "were [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN 2

Sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has climbed to levels unseen anywhere else in the world. Impunity for perpetrators is one of the reasons why this part of the African continent is the worst place in the world to be a woman. IRIN

5 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC VOTE

The Security Council extended for one year the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – French Ambassador Gerard Araud called the  creation of the intervention brigade a, "breakthrough" for the organization.  UNTV/FILE

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told Security Council that "there is a new momentum and we have to build on it", adding that "our robust protection stance and the hard won stability are the foundation to build peace." UNTV

14 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ICC / KATANGA

Germain Katanga was found guilty by the International Criminal Court on one count of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes he committed in 2003 during the attack on thevillageofBogoro, in the Ituri district of theDemocratic Republic of the Congo. ICC

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/ MASS EXODUS

As thousands of people continue to flee violence across theCentral African Republic, the World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that neighbouring countries are struggling with more than 150,000 new arrivals in urgent need of assistance.  WFP

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

DRC / NORTH KIVU MASSACRES

The Human Rights component of the United Nations Peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun conducting investigations into massacres that took place in early February in North Kivu province – where at least 70 people were reported killed and more than 200 houses burnt. OHCHR

4 Mar 2014 | Read More »

THE HAGUE / BOSCO NTAGANDA

A five-day hearing began at the International Criminal Court to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to try Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. ICC

10 Feb 2014 | Read More »

 

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