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# drc - 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 19,930 Views 35 Comments

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

# drc - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Dublin man leading Concern team as they tackle major Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Dublin man leading Concern team as they tackle major Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Feb 24th 2019, 8:00 AM 13,503 Views 15 Comments

The latest outbreak has so far infected 840 people and killed 537 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

# drc - 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 12,572 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.”

# drc - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

At least 57 dead, death toll still rising as train flies off rails in Congo swamp
# Rail Disaster
# Rail Disaster

At least 57 dead, death toll still rising as train flies off rails in Congo swamp

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:39 PM 9,819 Views 6 Comments

The train crashed in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bodies are being being buried after being taken from the wreckage, as there is no morgue in the area….

# drc - 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 18,561 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.

# drc - 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 26,258 Views 57 Comments

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

# drc - 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.

# drc - Friday 22 February, 2013

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:29 PM 2,899 Views 3 Comments

Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

# drc - Friday 4 January, 2013

DR Congo's M23 rebels arrive for peace talks
# DRC
# DRC

DR Congo's M23 rebels arrive for peace talks

Jan 4th 2013, 2:35 PM 2,915 Views 4 Comments

Rebels are meeting with the Congolese government in Uganda for peace talks – in a bid to end the long-running conflict that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

# drc - 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.

# drc - 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 2,530 Views 5 Comments

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

# drc - 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.

# drc - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,331 Views 12 Comments

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# drc - 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.

# drc - Monday 5 March, 2012

Couple jailed for life over 'witchcraft' murder
# Murder
# Murder

Couple jailed for life over 'witchcraft' murder

Mar 5th 2012, 3:12 PM 3,133 Views 5 Comments

A woman and her boyfriend have been sentenced for the “sadistic” killing of her 15-year-old brother, who the couple had accused of practising witchcraft.

# drc - 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 1,271 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.

# drc - Monday 28 November, 2011

DR Congo polls open after weekend of violence
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

DR Congo polls open after weekend of violence

Nov 28th 2011, 11:05 AM 398 Views 0 Comments

The African country could be plunged into violence again if it is unable to agree on the results of the presidential and legislative election – the first government-led elections since the end of the last war.

# drc - 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.

# drc - Friday 8 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jul 8th 2011, 7:33 PM 741 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: leaked NOTW audio; the end of an era for NASA’s shuttles; and no more casual Fridays at the Dáil…

# drc - 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 1,304 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.

# drc - 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 1,113 Views 0 Comments

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

# drc - 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 1,912 Views 0 Comments

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

# drc - Monday 22 November, 2010

Former DR Congo leader on trial for war crimes
# War Cimes Trial
# War Cimes Trial

Former DR Congo leader on trial for war crimes

Nov 22nd 2010, 4:57 PM 190 Views 0 Comments

Jean-Pierre Bemba faces charges of murder, rape and pillage during the most important trial at the International Criminal Court to date.

# drc - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Crocodile blamed for plane crash
# DRC Plane Crash
# DRC Plane Crash

Crocodile blamed for plane crash

Oct 21st 2010, 9:02 PM 362 Views 0 Comments

Twenty passengers died when the DRC plane crashed in August. The sole survivor blamed a loose crocdile.

# drc - 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 232 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.

# drc - 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.

# drc - Thursday 26 August, 2010

UN says it didn't know about mass rape in DR Congo
# Africa
# Africa

UN says it didn't know about mass rape in DR Congo

Aug 26th 2010, 2:30 PM 397 Views 0 Comments

Sexual violence considered a weapon of war in DRC.

# drc - 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