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# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 30th 2020, 7:59 AM 16,053 Views 2 Comments

The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Apple and Microsoft accused of profiting from child labour in US lawsuit
# Cobalt
# Cobalt

Apple and Microsoft accused of profiting from child labour in US lawsuit

Dec 18th 2019, 8:07 AM 6,951 Views 11 Comments

The companies are accused of profiting from child cobalt miners.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo after being closed for hours amid latest Ebola outbreak
# Precautions
# Precautions

Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo after being closed for hours amid latest Ebola outbreak

Updated Aug 1st 2019, 8:42 PM 11,445 Views 5 Comments

A third case has been detected in the border city of Goma, home to 2 million people.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 14 June, 2019

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 8:44 PM 19,925 Views 34 Comments

The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 5 October, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018
# Not Trump
# Not Trump

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

Oct 5th 2018, 10:20 AM 16,939 Views 18 Comments

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 13 April, 2018

Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo
# Crisis
# Crisis

Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

Apr 13th 2018, 1:19 PM 11,145 Views 84 Comments

The UN has described the crisis as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo
# Deadly Crisis
# Deadly Crisis

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

Dec 28th 2017, 2:12 PM 10,716 Views 107 Comments

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Monday 16 January, 2017

Champions Ivory Coast disappoint in Africa Cup of Nations opener
# Falling Flat
From The42
# Falling Flat

Champions Ivory Coast disappoint in Africa Cup of Nations opener

Jan 16th 2017, 9:32 PM 4,572 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Junior Kabananga scored to give the Democratic Republic of Congo an upset 1-0 win over Morocco.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Norwich striker quits international football over treatment after Brussels attacks
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Norwich striker quits international football over treatment after Brussels attacks

Apr 6th 2016, 8:14 PM 13,340 Views 7 Comments

Dieumerci Mbokani missed an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Angola after he was caught up in the airport bombing.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones
# Child Labour
# Child Labour

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones

Jan 19th 2016, 10:36 AM 12,311 Views 14 Comments

The human rights organisation has accused Apple and Samsung, among others, of failing to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'

May 21st 2015, 2:01 PM 530 Views 46 Comments

My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

75-year-old missionary "stable" after being shot in DR Congo
# Tyrone Woman
# Tyrone Woman

75-year-old missionary "stable" after being shot in DR Congo

Jan 6th 2015, 8:21 AM 6,050 Views 4 Comments

Maud Kells, from Cookstown, was attacked by raiders at her rainforest home. She was shot twice, and wounded in her shoulder.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Saturday 15 November, 2014

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free

Nov 15th 2014, 12:20 PM 7,451 Views 29 Comments

The country’s health minister said this does not mean they are completely out of danger.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Westmeath footballer Ilunga on dealing with racism in GAA and fearing for his life in Congo
# Next Generation
From The42
# Next Generation

Westmeath footballer Ilunga on dealing with racism in GAA and fearing for his life in Congo

May 27th 2014, 11:47 AM 27,885 Views 57 Comments

The talented teenage full-back has learned to laugh off abuse on the pitch after an incident last year.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape
# Case Study
# Case Study

Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape

May 24th 2014, 9:15 AM 12,557 Views 35 Comments

“One day, in 2007, I was surrounded by boys who told me they were going to rape me to give me a taste for men, that whatever I did I was still a woman.”

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
# Poverty
# Poverty

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention

Apr 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 24 Views 18 Comments

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Today let's celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls
# Women
# Women

Column: Today let's celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls

Mar 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 72 Views 19 Comments

The 8th March each year marks International Women’s Day. It is a time for us to recognise the women and girls of this world who are living in poverty and vulnerability due to gender discrimination, says Bernadette Crawford.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Thursday 28 November, 2013

"We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly"
# DRC
# DRC

"We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly"

Nov 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 18,551 Views 48 Comments

An Irish consortium highlighted the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a seminar in Dublin yesterday.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Saturday 17 August, 2013

82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo
# Child Soldiers
# Child Soldiers

82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo

Aug 17th 2013, 2:56 PM 7,911 Views 13 Comments

The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Bananas thrown at black Italian minister
# Racism
# Racism

Bananas thrown at black Italian minister

Jul 27th 2013, 5:41 PM 12,996 Views 135 Comments

Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo but has lived in Italy for 30 years, has faced several incidents of racism since taking her post.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year
# Refugees
# Refugees

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Jun 19th 2013, 8:01 AM 3,040 Views 49 Comments

Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Two girls die as wave of child rapes hits province in DRC
# Atrocity
# Atrocity

Two girls die as wave of child rapes hits province in DRC

Jun 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 26,257 Views 57 Comments

Doctor in Democratic Republic of Congo speaks of the horror of flood of children coming to hospital in critical state.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Ireland is the 20th safest country for newborns and mothers - report
# Newborn Babies
# Newborn Babies

Ireland is the 20th safest country for newborns and mothers - report

May 7th 2013, 2:00 PM 10,776 Views 44 Comments

The report by the charity Save the Children used stats from 186 countries.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Monday 4 March, 2013

80 killed in DR Congo clash: UN
# DRC
# DRC

80 killed in DR Congo clash: UN

Mar 4th 2013, 7:21 PM 4,629 Views 4 Comments

A rebel militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seized control of an eastern town after days of fighting that have left more than 80 people dead, the UN has confirmed.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 30 November, 2012

Britain suspends aid to Rwanda over DR Congo rebel support
# DRC
# DRC

Britain suspends aid to Rwanda over DR Congo rebel support

Nov 30th 2012, 11:47 AM 2,697 Views 3 Comments

The UK is to withhold million in aid over concerns that Rwanda is supporting of rebels country, which is in the midst of an increasingly violent conflict.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains
# DRC
# DRC

Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains

Nov 22nd 2012, 2:53 PM 2,529 Views 5 Comments

A rebel group seeking to overthrow the Congolese government makes gains, and millions of civilians are displaced by the conflict.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Civilians 'preyed upon' in DR Congo violence, say humanitarian workers
# Democratic Republic Of Congo
# Democratic Republic Of Congo

Civilians 'preyed upon' in DR Congo violence, say humanitarian workers

Nov 21st 2012, 5:51 PM 2,987 Views 8 Comments

Aid workers say the deteriorating situation in the country has left millions of civilians displaced and vulnerable to exploitation and violence.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

UN mission 'failing to protect DRC civilians'
# DRC
# DRC

UN mission 'failing to protect DRC civilians'

Jun 12th 2012, 11:26 AM 648 Views 0 Comments

The International Crisis Group warns of risk of “serious escalation of violence” in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty
# ICC
# ICC

In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty

Mar 14th 2012, 11:26 AM 1,168 Views 1 Comment

Thomas Lubanga has been found guilty of conscripting and enlisting children to fight for him.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 2 December, 2011

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group

Dec 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 1,269 Views 2 Comments

At least 18 people have been killed and 100 seriously injured in election violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Four dead after pre-election clashes in DR Congo
# Congo
# Congo

Four dead after pre-election clashes in DR Congo

Nov 27th 2011, 12:39 PM 1,362 Views 3 Comments

The election is almost certainly expected to return President Joseph Kibala to power, analysts say.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

The world's worst places to be a woman - survey
# Worst Places
# Worst Places

The world's worst places to be a woman - survey

Jun 15th 2011, 11:12 AM 1,303 Views 10 Comments

Global survey releases findings which show that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place for women, while the DRC comes a close second.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Congo army colonel sentenced to 20 years for ordering New Year's Day mass rape
# Congo
# Congo

Congo army colonel sentenced to 20 years for ordering New Year's Day mass rape

Feb 22nd 2011, 3:37 PM 1,109 Views 0 Comments

A lieutenant colonel and his subordinates escaped the death penalty but received prison sentences in a landmark case.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 28 January, 2011

53 men, women, children raped in DRC in three days, says MSF
# Mass Rape
# Mass Rape

53 men, women, children raped in DRC in three days, says MSF

Jan 28th 2011, 8:56 PM 1,904 Views 0 Comments

Humanitarian aid agency says the already-volatile situation in eastern DRC has deteriorated further, as new reports of mass rape emerge.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 15 October, 2010

UN: DRC government troops may have raped and murdered civilians
# Congo
# Congo

UN: DRC government troops may have raped and murdered civilians

Oct 15th 2010, 1:17 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

The same communities that were horrifically abused by rebels months ago may have been targeted again by the troops meant to protect them.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Wednesday 8 September, 2010

500 raped in Congo attack
# Africa
# Africa

500 raped in Congo attack

Sep 8th 2010, 3:53 PM 372 Views 0 Comments

500 men, women and children were raped in rebel attacks just miles from the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission outpost.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Friday 27 August, 2010

Leaked UN report calls DR Congo crimes genocide
# UN Report
# UN Report

Leaked UN report calls DR Congo crimes genocide

Aug 27th 2010, 10:06 AM 316 Views 0 Comments

Rwanda has dismissed accusations of war crimes in Democratic Republic of Congo, and pressures the UN to revise its report.

# democratic-republic-of-congo - Thursday 29 July, 2010

Over 130 killed in DRC boat accident
# DRC
# DRC

Over 130 killed in DRC boat accident

Jul 29th 2010, 3:55 PM 53 Views 0 Comments