Democratic Republic of the Congo

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WHO ‘should pay reparations to victims of sexual abuse by staff’
Exclusive: UN agency must respond to the ‘real needs’ of the women and girls, says Julienne Lusenge, co-chair of the independent inquiry into the scandal

Lizzy Davies

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Humbled and heartbroken’: WHO finds its Ebola staff abused women and girls
Inquiry commissioned by WHO details sexual abuse, including rape allegations, during DRC outbreak

Peter Beaumont

28, Sep, 2021 @3:35 PM

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‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns
Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes

Lizzy Davies

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay
Dolls found in rubbish dumps, radio parts and discarded flip-flops are among items used to create surreal costumes by a Kinshasa collective highlighting political and environmental issues

Kris Pannecoucke

20, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘They thought Covid only kills white people’: myths and fear hinder jabs in DRC
Mutant strain may emerge amid vaccine hesitancy, experts say, as even medics reject jabs in DR Congo

Lisa Murray in Kinshasa

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The UK has been linked to Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’ – where are the criminal charges? | Vava Tampa
Swiss court ruling is not the first time plunder of DRC’s mineral wealth has been linked to the killing of Congolese people. Without accountability, it won’t be the last

Vava Tampa

21, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Belgium unveils plans to return DRC artworks stolen during colonial rule
Pledge marks first time items will be returned to Congolese ownership without waiting for requests

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

07, Jul, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continent

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Congo’s latest killer is the climate crisis. Doing nothing is unthinkable | Vava Tampa
Lake Tanganyika sustains life for millions around its shores but ever more erratic weather threatens the entire Congo

Vava Tampa

22, Jun, 2021 @8:17 AM

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UK aid cut behind $284m fall in global humanitarian spending
Estimated UK cut of $900m offsets increases by other nations, according to annual Global Humanitarian Assistance Report

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Jun, 2021 @11:00 PM

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‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers
eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the Mekong

Patrick Greenfield

16, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries
Concerns over impact on poorer countries, while richer governments try different containment measures

Peter Beaumont

14, Jun, 2021 @2:03 PM

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