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  • U.N. envoy wants more protection for children, schools in war zones

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    By Alex Whiting COVENTRY, England, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C hildren and schools are increasingly being used as weapons of war in many countries, and more should be done to protect education in war zones, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said on Thursday. "We ...
  • RDC: la communauté internationale s’inquiète de la situation

    news RFI, 18 Dec 2015 (8 years ago )
    Les Etats-Unis demandent aux autorités congolaises de tenir compte du rapport publié la semaine dernière par l'ONU, un rapport qui dénonce la réduction de l'espace politique, particulièrement inquiétant à l'approche des élections. Huit scrutins en tout sont prévus avant la fin de l'année 2016, dont ...
  • Congo edges towards crisis as opposition digs in against Kabila

    news Reuters Africa, 12 Jan 2016 (8 years ago )
    * Kabila camp calls for "national dialogue" * President's second term ends in December * Opposition demanding election takes place on time * Catholic church calls for marches next month By Aaron Ross KINSHASA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - At Kinshasa's hectic Victoire roundabout, banners urge p...
  • Update of voter lists could push Congo election beyond this year -sources

    news Reuters Africa, 27 Jan 2016 (8 years ago )
    KINSHASA Jan 27 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo will take at least 13 months to revise its voter lists, according to what three sources said was an estimate from the elections commission, casting doubt on whether 2016 presidential elections will be held on time. President Joseph Kabila h...
  • La RDC veut réduire l'effectif de la monusco

    news BBC Afrique, 24 Mar 2016 (8 years ago )
    Le ministre des affaires etrangères de la république démocratique du Congo en mission au siège des Nations-unies a demandé à l'ONU de réduire de moitié d'ici la fin de l'année le contingent des casques bleus opérant sur leur territoire. Il a fait valoir que l'armée gouvernementale allait renforce...
  • Why DR Congo wants UN peacekeepers reduced

    news DW, 25 Mar 2016 (8 years ago )
    The Democratic Republic of Congo has called for the size of the UN peacekeeping force MONUSCO to be reduced by half by the end of the year. The mandate for the 20,000-strong peacekeeping force expires in March. DRC's Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda told the UN Security Council that Kinshasa...
  • Champions for refugees, violence victims cited by Fortune for leadership

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 24 Mar 2016 (8 years ago )
    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Advocates for refugees, the environment and victims of sexual violence earned prominent berths on Thursday in a list of the world's greatest leaders published each year by Fortune magazine in a tribute to their values, effective...
  • Yellow fever spreads to DR Congo, kills 21

    news BBC, 12 Apr 2016 (8 years ago )
    An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola. In a statement, the WHO said the deaths had occurred in January to March, with 151 suspected cases recorded. ...
  • Yellow fever outbreak kills 21 in Congo, WHO says

    news Reuters Africa, 12 Apr 2016 (8 years ago )
    GENEVA, April 12 (Reuters) - Twenty-one people have died of yellow fever in Democratic Republic of Congo, some of them from infections contracted in neighbouring Angola, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. An outbreak has already killed 225 people and infected 1,600 in Angola. There wa...
  • UPDATE 1-WHO issues yellow fever warning as deadly outbreak grows

    news Reuters Africa, 26 Apr 2016 (8 years ago )
    * Angola epidemic has killed 258 people since December 2015 * Yellow fever spread by same mosquitoes as Zika, dengue * WHO warns of spread, cases in China, Congo, Kenya, Uganda (Recasts, adding details on outbreak's spread, vaccine concerns) By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/G...