Photos: 6th Annual Congo in Harlem Opening Night

6th Annual Congo in Harlem Opening Night

‘Chilling crackdown’ on opponents of President Kabila in DR Congo

Human rights group Amnesty International says the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have overseen a systematic crackdown on opponents of President Joseph Kabila’s attempt to stay in power beyond the constitutionally mandated second term. In a … Read More

Congo FM says newly-adopted constitution will boost governance

posted in: Africa, Afrique, Congo

  The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo, Jean-Claude Gakosso, on Saturday in New York lauded the new constitution adopted by Congolese people in October last year, saying the document will improve and enhance political, economic and social governance … Read More

UN envoy calls for accountability in remembering Walikale mass rape in DRC

posted in: Africa, Congo, DRC/RDC

Ahead of the six-year remembrance of a mass rape of more than 300 civilian residents of the Walikale region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by armed groups, the UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura has … Read More

Study says Bayaka “Pygmy” fathers are the best at handling children

posted in: Africa, Congo

A Research, conducted by non-governmental organization, Survival International (SI), has suggested that ‘Pygmy’ fathers form exceptionally close bonds with their children. The organization is celebrating the extraordinarily close parenting of rainforest tribes in central Africa, including some “Pygmy” tribes where … Read More

Congo: Congolese President’s 3rd term scheming worries US

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) – The US has expressed concern at the plan by Congolese President Denis Sassou N’Guesso to amend his country’s constitution to allow him to run for a third term. Ahead of next year’s presidential elections, the … Read More

Congo: Congo’s trade with China increases sharply

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – China’s Ambassador in Congo Guan Jian has said the volume of trade between his country and Congo reached US$5.870 billion between January and November 2013, compared to US$290 million in 2002. The Ambassador disclosed the figures … Read More