Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The world in 2023: what our writers say you should watch out for
From Ukraine developments and China’s Covid surge to renewable energy and hope for the Amazon

Guardian staff

31, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Objection by DRC sours ‘paradigm-changing’ Cop15 biodiversity deal
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s last-minute bid for additional funds was dismissed on a legal technicality

Patrick Greenfield

19, Dec, 2022 @7:57 PM

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The Guardian view on the Cop15 agreement: nations must do more for nature | Editorial
Editorial: International cooperation is the only way to halt biodiversity losses. But the action promised so far isn’t enough


19, Dec, 2022 @7:05 PM

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Nobel prize winner criticises western ‘neglect’ and urges action over DRC violence
Denis Mukwege has demanded sanctions be imposed on Rwanda to ease the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lizzy Davies

16, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Renewed fighting in DRC raises fears of chaotic proxy conflict
Conflict has displaced at least 400,000 people since March in a growing humanitarian crisis

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Ignatius Ssuuna in Kigali

12, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘You think it’s over, but it begins again’: can Virunga national park survive more conflict and a new hunt for oil?
After years of progress, a surge in rebel attacks has revived painful memories around the park in DRC, which also faces a threat of drilling within its boundaries

Mélanie Gouby in Goma

16, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How has the world’s population grown since 1950?
The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the future

Niels de Hoog, Pablo Gutiérrez, Liz Ford and Theresa Malone

14, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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How dash for African oil and gas could wipe out Congo basin tropical forests
Third of Congo basin’s tropical forests are under threat from fossil fuel investments, undermining climate action, report warns

Nina Lakhani

10, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Brazil, Indonesia and DRC in talks to form ‘Opec of rainforests’
Spurred by Lula’s election, the three countries, home to half of all tropical forests, will pledge stronger conservation efforts

Patrick Greenfield

05, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Tory-linked lobbying firm agreed to help swing DRC election, leak suggests
Exclusive: CT Group, co-owned by Lynton Crosby, planned secretive African campaign on behalf of Canadian mining giant

Jim Waterson and Harry Davies

03, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Carbon timebomb’: climate crisis threatens to destroy Congo peatlands
Vast carbon store may be close to point where it could flip from absorbing CO2 to releasing it, research shows

Damian Carrington Environment editor

02, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Sale of oil and gas permits casts shadow over world’s second-largest rainforest
Villagers in the Congo basin rely on the forest for food, medicine and spiritual wellbeing, but an auction of exploration rights could threaten that way of life

Cassie Dummett

01, Nov, 2022 @12:15 PM

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