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Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

‘Security vacuum’ in Central Africa may be exploited by armed groups

‘Security vacuum’ in Central Africa may be exploited by armed groups

The United Nations envoy for Central Africa today expressed his concern that the withdrawal of troops from the regional force by some contributing countries would create a security vacuum that may be exploited by an armed group. “The continued threat by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to regional stability should not be underestimated, in particular […]

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Consistent evidence show that when dictators establish themselves over their gullible populations, they rule uninterruptedly by internal opposing forces. With few exceptions, (for example Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi), all dictators drive their nations to economic downfall and over dependency on foreign aid. The wisdom of African strongmen rule in Africa is an utter contradiction with no […]

Angolan President Sacks Ambassadors to DR Congo and Serbia

Angolan President Sacks Ambassadors to DR Congo and Serbia

Angola’s ambassadors to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Emilio José de Carvalho Guerra, and to the Republic of Serbia, José João Manuel, were fired on Thursday by the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos. The dismissals were confirmed in a press release from the President’s Civil Office, which reached Angop on Thursday. The President of […]

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border. “Working in […]

Ugandan Officials in DRC for Talks On Lakes Albert, Edward Disputes

Ugandan Officials in DRC for Talks On Lakes Albert, Edward Disputes

A Ugandan government delegation is in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for talks over transboundary disputes and management of Lakes Albert and Edward in the Albertine region in South Western Uganda. Lake Albert is shared in roughly equal parts by the two countries while DR Congo takes the biggest share of Lake Edward. The […]

DR Congo’s Bad Year Is About to Get Worse

DR Congo’s Bad Year Is About to Get Worse

For a country that has witnessed millions of deaths, brutal colonial rule, and devastating dictatorship, the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo still stands out as a bleak one. Civilian massacres, decapitated police officers, bloody crackdowns, and resurgent armed groups, were fed in part by a national political crisis. The resulting instability has […]

400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns

400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns

Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. “These children are among the most vulnerable in the country, and now […]

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups’ departure

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups’ departure

The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps. Sweden’s development agency has provided 1.6 million SEK, valued at $183,000, to the International Organization for Migration […]

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC’s Bas Uele Province – near the vast country’s border with […]

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