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  • The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway - Daily Beast

    The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway - Daily Beast

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
    At the highest navigable point of the Congo River, thick jungle creates an impenetrable wall of green around a large island. Apart from the dug-out canoes transporting bundles of thin trees from its shores, there's little sign that the land is ...http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/18/the-congo-s-forgotten-colonial-getaway.html
  • Congo M23 rebels 'on the run in Uganda ahead of handover' - BBC News

    Congo M23 rebels 'on the run in Uganda ahead of handover' - BBC News

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
    More than 1,500 Congolese ex-rebels have gone on the run in Uganda ahead of their handover to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the group's leader, Bertrand Bisimwa, has told the BBC. The M23 president said they had left a camp where they were ...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30493552
  • The Conflict Minerals Law: Kickstarting Change in the Congo - Huffington Post

    The Conflict Minerals Law: Kickstarting Change in the Congo - Huffington Post

    Friday, 19 December 2014
    Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act -- "the conflict minerals" clause -- has attracted controversy concerning its effects on the ground in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the broader region whose ...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-mohin/the-conflict-minerals-law_b_6347174.html
  • Eastern Congo's Beni region rocked by killings, rights abuses and fear - UNHCR (press release)

    Eastern Congo's Beni region rocked by killings, rights abuses and fear - UNHCR (press release)

    Friday, 19 December 2014
    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 19 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday called for humanitarian access to the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo amid a deteriorating security and human rights situation ...http://www.unhcr.org/549404d16.html
  • 88000 Displaced by series of massacres in Congo - Times LIVE

    88000 Displaced by series of massacres in Congo - Times LIVE

    Friday, 19 December 2014
    ... Gruijl told dpa. She said rebels were apparently trying to terrorize the population so that they could have free reign of the resource-rich region. UNHCR urged Congo's government and UN peacekeepers stationed in the country to do more to protect ...http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2014/12/19/88000-displaced-by-series-of-massacres-in-congo
  • Congo: Ending the Status Quo - International Crisis Group

    Congo: Ending the Status Quo - International Crisis Group

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014
    A new consensus and strategy are urgently needed to tackle the numerous, brutal armed groups in eastern Congo and to save the February 2013 Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) in the Great Lakes region.http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/media-releases/2014/africa/congo-ending-the-status-quo.aspx
  • Congo's state copper miner set for lowest output since 2004 - Resource Investor

    Congo's state copper miner set for lowest output since 2004 - Resource Investor

    Friday, 19 December 2014
    A shortage of power, low-grade ore and equipment breakdowns hurt output. Shipments this year were as low as 428 metric tons in April, after a dispute with Congo's state-owned power utility, and as much as 1,820 tons in March. “Since September we've put ...http://www.resourceinvestor.com/2014/12/19/congos-state-copper-miner-set-for-lowest-output-si
  • DR Congo: Many dead after ferry sinks on Lake Tanganyika - BBC News

    DR Congo: Many dead after ferry sinks on Lake Tanganyika - BBC News

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
    At least 129 bodies have been recovered from Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a ferry capsized on Friday. Local transport minister Laurent Sumba Kahozi said the search for survivors was continuing. Rescue workers found ...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30470079

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