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Ethnic violence in Congo's northeast displaces 60,000

BUNIA, Congo - The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, slaughtering Nguli Nzafi 's wife and three children with machetes and arrows. The 71-year-old, who also lost all 40 of his cattle in the violence, was forced to flee on foot some 90 kilometers (56 miles) to safety in the town of Bunia.

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-18 11:06:00

The Atlantic: "The Refugee Detectives"

Inside Germany's high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders GRAEME WOOD APRIL 2018 ISSUE The reporter looks through a stack of refugees' resumes: ... The other trait distinguishing these resumes was that nearly every one contained what I, as someone whose j

THE UNZ REVIEW - 2018-03-17 21:36:08

Immigrant reunited with child months after separation by US

The daughter had been placed in a Chicago facility while the mother was held in San Diego, about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away, after they entered the U.S. in November and turned themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The mother was released from detention earlier this mon

MOULTON ADVERTISER - 2018-03-17 20:18:00

An Assassin's Tool Kit: When Guns Are Not Enough

Investigators in Salisbury, England, after the former Russian spy Sergei V. Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were attacked with a military-grade nerve agent.Credit Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images In the ruthless worlds of espionage, global politics and the criminal underground, the

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-17 09:49:47

Montana's African refugees tell their own stories in film

To Lindsay Ryder, it makes perfect sense to show films made by Montana's African refugees on St. Patrick's Day. The Irish, after all, were once refugees struggling to build a new life in America. The short documentaries, made by refugees now living in Missoula, will be shown Saturday night at Bozema

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-03-17 06:00:00

New way to recycle lithium-ion batteries could be a lifeline for electric cars and the environment

Zheng Chen, a professor of nanoengineering, holds a container of cathode particles in a laboratory at UC San Diego. (Photo by Rob Nikolewski) The promise of a global electric-vehicle transformation has a looming problem. The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles a

LA TIMES - 2018-03-16 20:40:00

UPDATE 1-Mali says negotiating mining code revision but could act unilaterally

Reuters. UPDATE 1-Mali says negotiating mining code revision but could act unilaterally BAMAKO, March 16 (Reuters) - Mali's government is negotiating with mining companies to draft a new mining code but will move to implement a new law unilaterally if no compromise is reached, the West African coun

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-16 20:10:41

Mali says negotiating mining code revision but could act unilaterally

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's government is negotiating with mining companies to draft a new mining code but will move to implement a new law unilaterally if no compromise is reached, the West African country's economy minister said on Friday. Many mines in Mali, Africa's third-largest gold producer, a

REUTERS - 2018-03-16 20:08:48

School Children Across Africa Face Threats Beyond Kidnappings

On February 19, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 girls from their school in Dapchi, a town on the Komadugu Gana River in northeast Nigeria. Days after the kidnapping, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter, "I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccou

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-16 18:17:50

Congolese church commission welcomes new mining code, higher taxes

KINSHASA, Congo - Catholic leaders welcomed tax hikes on mining multinationals as part of Congo's new mining code in a show of agreement with the government of embattled President Joseph Kabila. Henri Muhiya, executive secretary of the church's Ad Hoc Episcopal Commission for Natural Resources, said

CRUXNOW.COM - 2018-03-16 16:53:31

57,000 flee DR Congo province to Uganda: UN

Geneva (AFP) - More than 57,000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. That rate of flight far surpasses the 44,000 refugees who made a similar journey t

YAHOO! - 2018-03-16 15:49:00

How Tunisia are plotting to ruin England's World Cup

A huge test awaits Tunisia upon their return to the 2018 World Cup from a 12-year absence as they begin with a clash against England, but coach Nabil Maaloul is hoping his side can spring a surprise and damage the Three Lions' hopes early on in the global tournament. Tunisia, who last featured in t

MSN.COM - 2018-03-16 13:40:48

Tanzania ranked lowest in East Africa

FIFA have been placed The Tanzania National Team (Taifa Stars) in an unchanged position of 146 in the latest ranking, this is the lowest among the East African countries. The best ranked country by FIFA in East Africa is Uganda who retained their grip on an unchanged position of 78th. Meanwhile, Ken

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-16 12:19:18

Congo Grants Total Extension to Oil-Exploration License

The Democratic Republic of Congo granted Total SA a one-year extension to a license allowing it to explore for oil along the Ugandan border. Total must meet objectives including developing a drilling program before the new permit expires Jan. 26, 2019, Oil Minister Aime Ngoy Mukena said in a written


IOM Improves Living Conditions for Internally Displaced Families in DR Congo's Tanganyika Province

Kalemie - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the south-eastern Congolese city of Kalemie, continues the urgent relocation of internally displaced families from congested and unhealthy urban collective centres to a displacement site recently established in nearby Kalunga. The majority of the collective


Congo Department of Pool Humanitarian Response Plan and Early Recovery (February 2018)

Download PDF (1.69 MB) The resurgence of hostilities in the Pool since April 2016, seventeen years after the end of the first conflict in that department, resulted in a serious humanitarian situation in terms of food security, nutrition, health, education, protection in general and of women and chil


Bishops in eastern Congo question causes of ethnic violence

YAOUND, Cameroon - Ethnic violence in an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed dozens of lives in recent days. "We counted 49 bodies and there are other corpses still missing," said Father Alfred Ndrabu, Caritas director in Bunia, the capital of Ituri Province. Fightin


Congolese flee horrific violence for Uganda

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with partner organizations in western Uganda to support a growing number of people,


How Congo faced down some of the world's biggest mining firms

Reuters. How Congo faced down some of the world's biggest mining firms By Aaron Ross DAKAR (Reuters) - In an ornate room in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential palace last week, some of global mining's most powerful men faced off against government officials over proposed changes to the cou


The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the US Invasion

Numbers are numbing, especially numbers that rise into the millions. But please remember that each person killed represents someone's loved one. March 19 marks 15 years since the U.S.-U.K invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion unle