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DR Congo militia leader Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka gets life term for atrocities

A Congolese military court’s conviction of the militia leader Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka and two co-accused for serious abuses is a significant step in the fight against impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. On November...

DR Congo rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes still a free man

Congolese authorities have not arrested a rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes under a June 2019 warrant even as his forces have continued to carry out summary killings, rapes and sexual slavery, extortion, and forced recruitment of children, Human Rights...

WHO appoints co-chairs of independent commission on sexual misconduct allegations during Ebola response in DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri

The World Health Organization has appointed two distinguished leaders to co-chair an Independent Commission on sexual abuse and exploitation during the response to the tenth Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic...

Rights groups urge President Tshisekedi to end widespread impunity in DR Congo as crimes and killings continue

At least two human rights organizations are urging President Felix Tshisekedi to take concrete steps to end impunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The organizations say the Congolese leader "should make the fight against impunity a priority of...

WHO outraged over allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in DR Congo Ebola response, to launch investigation

"The World Health Organization, leadership and staff, are outraged by recent reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse in the context of the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)," the WHO said in a statement...

Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, Congolese doctor who helped discover Ebola virus in 1976, is one of Time 100 most influential people in 2020

Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, a Congolese medical doctor and researcher who helped discover the Ebola virus in 1976 is one of the most influential people in the world in 2020, according to Time magazine. Abubacarr Tambadou, 47, a former prosecutor at...

Amnesty International calls on President Felix Tshisekedi to take ‘concrete actions’ to protect Nobel Laureate Denis Mukwege after death threats

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the United Nations (UN) must take urgent and concrete measures to protect Denis Mukwege, a doctor and Nobel Laureate who is receiving death threats for demanding accountability and...

WHO concerned Ebola outbreak in DRC could turn deadlier

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was concerned the Ebola outbreak in the Equator province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo could turn deadlier. "There is currently a delay of about 5 days from the onset...

Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo reaches 100 cases

The number of cases in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached 100, a near two-fold increase in a little over five weeks. This latest outbreak, DRC’s 11th, was declared on 1 June...

Human rights group calls on DRC to investigate murder of four members of President Felix Tshisekedi’s political party

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should ensure an effective investigation into the apparent murder of four members of President Felix Tshisekedi’s political party, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. “The grim discovery of dumped bodies days after a political protest...

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