Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Blinken raises concerns over Hotel Rwanda dissident trial with Kagame
US secretary of state on last stop of African tour has been clear about US misgivings related to Paul Rusesabagina’s conviction

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

11, Aug, 2022 @3:14 PM

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US and DRC to work together on protection of rainforest and peatlands
Antony Blinken announces formal working group during Kinshasa visit, while voicing concerns over auction of oil and gas permits

Patrick Greenfield

10, Aug, 2022 @1:58 PM

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Death toll reaches 36 in eastern DRC as protesters turn on UN peacekeepers
With elections due next year, analysts fear political motives could be driving the rising violence and tensions in the region

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

05, Aug, 2022 @8:27 AM

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‘We like the sound of PVC tubing’: Fulu Miziki, the band who make music out of trash
The ‘Afrofuturist’ collective, who make their instruments out of what they find in Kinshasa’s dumps, play Womad this weekend

Alice McCool

29, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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DRC to auction oil and gas permits in endangered gorilla habitat
Sale calls into question protection deal signed at Cop26 as expert warns Congo auction could be a catastrophe for wildlife, health and climate

Patrick Greenfield

23, Jul, 2022 @11:15 AM

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‘In 10 years, we might not have forests’: DRC struggles to halt charcoal trade – a photo essay
Projects involving the Batwa and other marginalised communities offer alternative fuel and income, but can only ever be a small part of a wider drive to stop deforestation

Ed Ram in Kahuzi Biega

20, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘It shouldn’t be happening again’: M23 rebels return to wreak havoc in DRC
Ten years ago, M23 rebels forced thousands from their homes in North Kivu until they were defeated. But now they are back

Mélanie Gouby in Goma

18, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: ‘evil wind’ around African lake that can be deadly
Phenomenon at Lake Kivu happens when CO2 from volcanic activity leaks through cracks in the ground

David Hambling

14, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The big picture: the persistence of normality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Finbarr O’Reilly’s shot of a hair salon in Ituri province documents the continuation of everyday life in one of the world’s most fractured communities

Tim Adams

03, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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East African leaders propose deploying regional force to help DRC
EAC meeting convened to discuss sending personnel to eastern DRC where military has been fighting rebels

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

20, Jun, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Belgium to return Patrice Lumumba’s gold tooth in bid to atone for colonial crimes
Relic of the murdered Republic of Congo leader will be returned to his family as Brussels confronts its bloody past in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

18, Jun, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Growing numbers of young Africans want to move abroad, survey suggests
Covid, climate, stability and violence contributing to young people feeling pessimistic about future, survey of 15 countries suggests

Kaamil Ahmed

13, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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