All Posts Tagged With: "Democratic Republic of Congo"

UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

Q & A

UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in the DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. In this Q&A, he explains the controversy surrounding the United Nations peacekeeping mission, rebel integration into Congolese Army ranks and the economic viability of this resource-rich, war-torn country.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:04   Comments: 1
Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

Interview

Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He gives Daljit Dhaliwal an update on the civil war that continues to cripple the country. He says the security situation is the worst he has seen in a decade -- since the start of the Second Congo War.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:34   Comments: 1
2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

Perspectives

2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

In Somalia, nine local journalists were murdered or killed in combat situations. Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists writes about the deteriorating situation for journalists in Somalia and explains why this figure is especially startling considering that sub-Saharan Africa has historically had one of the lowest journalist murder rates.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:40   Comments: 2
Human rights group condemns UN eastern Congo mission

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Human rights group condemns UN eastern Congo mission

A new 183-page report by Human Rights Watch faults the U.N.'s largest and most expensive peacekeeping operation for supporting the Congolese Army's murderous tactics. The report calls for the embattled U.N. mission -- whose mandate is set to expire in two weeks -- to cease backing the Congolese military, which is accused of serious human rights violations.

Posted: December 15, 2009 10:41   Comments: 1
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Worldfocus receives two Emmy nominations!

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Worldfocus receives two Emmy nominations!

Worldfocus received two Emmy nominations today for our reporting on Africa. "Crisis in Congo" was nominated for best story and "21st Century Africa" was nominated for outstanding feature story.

Posted: July 14, 2009 15:56   Comments: 5
Surrounded by war, Congolese women find beauty

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Surrounded by war, Congolese women find beauty

The fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has lasted for more than a decade and killed more than 5 million people. Some Congolese women living under the most adverse conditions are still struggling to preserve something precious to them -- their beauty.

Posted: April 20, 2009 08:33   Comments: 2
Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

Blogwatch

Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

The United Nations has said joint efforts between Rwanda and Congo represent real hope in a war that has raged for more than a decade. But since late January, Human Rights Watch cites continued insecurity, reporting that over 180 civilians have been killed and at least 90 women and girls have been raped.

Posted: April 10, 2009 19:57   Comments: 0
In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

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In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental activist Wangari Maathai discusses how to balance the needs of developing countries with the need for conservation, as well as the impact of climate change on Africa and how African governments are dealing with environmental challenges.

Posted: April 9, 2009 20:50   Comments: 2
Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of natural resource use, opportunities and dangers for resource-rich developing countries and the role played by the U.S. in this global issue. Dave Burdick, Michael Cohen and Alf Hornborg joined the conversation.

Posted: March 31, 2009 18:06   Comments: 1
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