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Latest Congo Items
A coalition of nearly 40 human rights groups this week called on the United States to step up efforts to fight against a brutal Ugandan-led rebel group that has intensified its attacks in central Africa, especially in Congo's volatile northeast.
In the remote Congolese countryside, a war that technically ended eight years ago still rages. Villages are looted, women are raped en masse, and children are forced to fight.
Defending African club champion TP Mazembe of Congo has been disqualified from the continent's Champions League for using an ineligible player.
More than 400,000 women are raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo every year, according to a study by U.S. researchers published on Wednesday.
"To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Adam Hochschild: Even today, people are killed in northern France by unexploded shells left over from the 700 million artillery and mortar rounds fired on the Western Front during World War I. The fighting between 1914 and 1918 left at least 8.5 million soldiers dead worldwide, including half of all Frenchmen ages 20 to 32, and more than 21 million wounded.
About four months ago, at about midnight, 16-year-old Wetemwami crept out of the military camp that had been his home for three years.
It's an old story _ a father fighting with his son _ but this one involves a king and a prince, racy headlines, palace intrigue and the future of the monarchy itself.
Armed tribesmen freed a boy after getting food and water Monday but kept at least 12 other hostages in jungle captivity to demand the release of jailed relatives and friends in the southern Philippines, a police official said.
A U.N. plane carrying staff members and peacekeepers crashed Monday upon landing at the airport in Congo's capital, breaking into pieces and killing at least 26 people, a top Congolese aviation official said.