In a place where death is never far away, the colonel seemed larger than life, invincible. He stood at well over 6 feet, a good head or two taller than the crowds that thronged around him, waving palms and chanting his name. His soldiers claimed he had survived being shot at a dozen times in the jungles of eastern Congo.
Sister Angelique Namaika, the Congolese nun who won a prestigious UN refugee award on Tuesday, has tirelessly dedicated her life to helping abused women and has no plans to relax.
The four-member crew of a helicopter belonging to the UN was killed when the chopper crashed into a hill in Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province, a UN military spokesman said Sunday.
The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and their alleged Rwandan allies the FDLR, diplomats said Monday.
By Edith M. Lederer
A new report by Canadian researchers challenges the widespread belief that rape is increasingly being used as a “weapon of war.”