Congo

Basics
0 Why did Congolese soldiers kill a surrendered militia leader?

Congolese military (FARDC) members.Radio Okapi The death of a Congolese militia leader who surrendered to the military is raising serious questions. A brutal militia leader known as Morgan surrendered to the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday. He was joined by somewhere around 40 of…

Human Rights
0 Restoring the shattered women of Congo

Stories of rape, incest or horrible abuse, often committed by people they trusted, such as teachers or relatives. They talk of being chased from their homes and raped by men with AK-47s, who left them for dead before moving on to claim a new woman or piece of territory in the civil war that has long decimated the eastern regions of this impoverished Central African country.

Podcasts
0 Why Congo prefers Chinese investment over Western aid

The Chinese are gaining ground in Africa while Western powers, and corporations, struggle to catch up. Last week, China’s official news service reported on the success of a joint effort of the Chinese and Congolese governments: A new $8.7 million, 40-mile long electricity line linking two towns in the Democratic…

Basics
0 Meet Congo-Brazzaville’s Best Dressed Men

A new ad campaign from the beer brand Guinness features the well-dressed Sapeurs of Congo-Brazzaville.  The men come from all walks of life, from policemen to artists.  They hold themselves to a high ethical standard and even higher fashion standards. And they look pretty darn good. A sapeur named Allureux…

Basics
0 NFL superstar campaigns for the DR Congo

Rodgers, JD Stier of the Enough Project, Chriqui and MulumbaEnough Aaron Rodgers saved the season for the Green Bay Packers in a must-win game against the Bears. He will step on to the famed frozen tundra of Lambeau Field against rival San Francisco 49ers with the hope of extending the…

Basics
0 Drones: Amazon talks the talk, the UN walks the walk

UN Amazon hopes drones may soon take over the retail world. The UN hopes drones will help peacekeeping work. The UN’s first unmanned and unarmed aircraft took flight in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday. They will patrol airspace over the region to track…

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