Latest Congo Items
  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Dislocation'

    One of the advantages a collection of short stories has over the novel is the freedom for both the writer and the reader to weigh an important theme from a number of perspectives.

  • Stadium of Congo stampede to host game

    The Congo stadium where 15 people were killed in a stampede at a soccer game will host an Africa Champions League match a week after the tragedy.

  • Congo stampede stadium to host game a week later

    The Congo stadium where 15 people were killed in a stampede at a domestic league game will host an Africa Champions League match just a week after the disaster.

  • LRA's Kony hunted in Central African Republic

    African troops searching for Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony are concentrating on the Central African Republic although the notorious rebel commander indicted for war crimes keeps moving in and out of Sudan, South Sudan and Congo as well because he knows he's being tracked, a U.N. envoy said Monday.

  • Congo soccer stadium stampede kills at least 15

    A stampede at a soccer stadium in Congo's capital killed at least 15 people after angry fans threw rocks from the stands, prompting security officers to fire tear gas that caused crowds to flee in panic, government officials and witnesses said Monday.

  • How are mothers in the rest of the world faring?

    A new report explains the status of mothers worldwide and what solutions are being found to help them.

  • FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 11,  2012,  Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga National Park director and chief warden, poses at the park headquarters in Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded. Three gunmen ambushed de Merode on Tuesday, April 15 according spokeswoman Joanna Natasegara. A statement on the park's website said he was traveling between Goma, a main city in the east near Rwanda's border, and Rumangabo at the time Natasegara said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay,File)

    Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

  • Rwanda's repression victim studies law in Mass.

    Jean Paul Turayishimye survived the genocide of Rwanda while serving in the opposition forces and escaped, ultimately to the United States.

  • Actor Ben Affleck, left, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Russ Feingold, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry talk during a photo opportunity before their meeting about Congo, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Affleck casts spotlight on situation in Congo

    Academy award-winner Ben Affleck understands that celebrity is a double-edged sword, helping him draw attention to the strife and suffering in the Congo while attracting skeptics dismissive of Hollywood stars and causes.

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