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World Bank promotes electricity access in Congo

Jill Biden, left, the wife of American Vice-President Joe Biden looks at a school project in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, July 4, 2014. AP

The World Bank has announced a $100-million donation to boost Congo’s agriculture sector and another $100-million for micro-dams to bolster rural electricity access.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death of colonel who inspired hope in Congo

In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, a wooden coffin containing the body of Congolese Col. Mamadou Ndala as it is moved to a airstrip to be flown to Kinshasa, after he was killed during a ambush while on patrol, near Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ndala had a reputation for being invincible: loyal soldiers claimed he had been shot up to 12 times. AP

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.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bicycling nun’s dedication to victims of Ugandan rebels rewarded

Ugandan police trucks carrying refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) travels from Busunga border post to Bubukwanga town in Uganda on July 14, 2013.  AFP

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.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 die in UN helicopter crash in DR Congo

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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.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Security Council sanctions DR Congo rebels

Congolese M23 rebels (L) pass a truck of police officers as they withdraw on December 1, 2012, from the city of Goma. 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. AFP

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.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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