DR Congo’s rethink of logging deals ahead of COP26 climate change summit could hit Chinese firms
5 women born in Congo sued Belgium for crimes against humanity after they were kidnapped from their Black mothers during colonial rule. Belgium forced 20,000 mixed-race children into foster care during colonial rule, calling them "children of shame" and denying many citizenship.
A mountain gorilla who went viral in a park ranger's selfie in 2019 has died from illness at 14. Rangers found Ndakasi at 2 months old in DR Congo, holding her mother who had been killed by a militia. She died in the arms of one of her rescuers, Andre Bauma. 📷: Mathieu Shamavu
WHO staff sexually abused dozens of women and girls in D.R. Congo during its response to an Ebola outbreak from 2018-2020, the agency says. The WHO identified 83 people it believes were involved in the abuse, 21 who were WHO employees. So far, only 4 have been fired.
I spoke with President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo about good governance and reforms, COVID-19, Ebola, trade, girls’ education, the environment, and economic opportunity. We agreed to deepen our partnership to advance the shared interests of our people.
Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, UNICEF says. Nine cases total have been reported, according to the organization.
The last Ebola patient has been discharged from a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A 42-day countdown has begun to declare the end of the world's second-deadliest Ebola epidemic.