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By admin On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Congo-Kinshasa: One Million People Displaced in DR Congo in 6 Months

[DW] The UNHCR recorded events of killing, mutilation, sexual violence and looting in DR Congo in the last eight weeks. The African nation has one of the highest rates of internal displacement in the world. AllAfrica More...

By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Africa: Uganda Opens Border to Thousands Fleeing Congo Violence

[UNHCR] Zombo district, Uganda -She is sick, she is frail and separated from her family. Emmanuelle Ochaya, 56, has been sleeping in a scanty makeshift hut, in the middle of a forest on cold, bare ground for almost More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Congo-Kinshasa: King Leopold’s Legacy – the Lingering Chaos in DR Congo

[DW] 60 years after independence, traces of the system of exploitation and violence that Leopold II and colonial-era Belgium created still remain in DR Congo. The propensity for violence is inherited, experts say. AllAfrica More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Congo-Kinshasa: Belgian King Expresses Regret for Colonial Abuses in Congo on Country’s Independence Day

[VOA] Belgium’s King Philippe expressed regret Tuesday for 75 years of his country’s exploitative rule in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. AllAfrica News: Central Africa  More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ for DR Congo colonial abuses

King Philippe expresses his “deepest regrets” to DR Congo’s president for Belgium’s colonial rule. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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King Philippe becomes 1st reigning royal to repent over Belgium’s colonial wrongs in Congo

The king of Belgium has become the country’s first reigning monarch to express regret over colonial wrongs in Congo. It comes amid demands to remove more statues of the notorious King Leopold II from Belgian cities. “I More...

By admin On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Africa: Building on Ebola Response to Tackle COVID-19 in DR Congo

[WHO] Brazzaville -The Ebola outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared over today, almost two years since the first case was confirmed. The DRC Ministry of Health made the More...

By admin On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Congo Announces End to Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever

(BENI, Congo) — Eastern Congo marked an official end Thursday to the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years, as armed rebels and community mistrust More...

By admin On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Congo-Kinshasa: How ‘Ebola Business’ Threatens Aid Operations in Congo

[The New Humanitarian] Butembo -Questionable practices in the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including payments to security forces, renting vehicles at inflated prices, and job kickback schemes, More...

By admin On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Congo-Kinshasa: Leaked Review Exposes Scale of Aid Corruption and Abuse in Congo

[The New Humanitarian] London -A review of fraud and corruption risks in the Democratic Republic of Congo – one of the world’s longest-running humanitarian crises – delivers a blistering assessment More...

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