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  • South Sudan fighting sees more refugees fleeing into Uganda than in the first 6 months of 2016

    news UNHCR, 26 Jul 2016 (3 years ago )
    Fighting in South Sudan that broke out on 8 July between rival factions loyal to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar has to date forced 37,491 people to flee the country to Uganda. To put this in context: In the past three weeks there have been more refugee arrivals in Uganda than in the entire first six mon...
  • Why DR Congo wants UN peacekeepers reduced

    news DW, 25 Mar 2016 (4 years ago )
    The Democratic Republic of Congo has called for the size of the UN peacekeeping force MONUSCO to be reduced by half by the end of the year. The mandate for the 20,000-strong peacekeeping force expires in March. DRC's Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda told the UN Security Council that Kinshasa...
  • Angola's yellow fever outbreak could become 'global emergency'

    news BBC, 11 May 2016 (4 years ago )
    Scientists in the US have warned that the shortage of yellow fever vaccines could spark a global health emergency. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne viral disease has killed 277 people in Angola since December, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO). An article in the Journal of t...
  • REFILE-Fake vaccination papers let yellow fever spread in Angola

    news Reuters Africa, 10 Jun 2016 (4 years ago )
    (Refiles to correct date) * Early victims, with fake papers, traced to restaurant * Experts stymied at first by unexplained deaths in December * Technicians ran yellow fever test by chance * Health officials rue missed early opportunities, cost By Ed Cropley LUANDA, June 10 (Reuter...
  • RDC: nouvelles nominations dans l'administration des provinces

    news RFI, 30 Oct 2015 (4 years ago )
    Le président Joseph Kabila nommé jeudi 29 octobre dans la soirée les commissaires spéciaux des 21 nouvelles provinces et leurs adjoints. L'ordonnance lue à la télévision officielle reprend des noms des membres de la majorités. Ces commissaires spéciaux, issus de la majorité et de son allié, le Palu,...
  • L’interminable exode des Centrafricains en RDC

    news Le Monde, 03 Feb 2015 (5 years ago )
    Depuis décembre, au moins 10 000 réfugiés auraient traversé la rivière Oubangui pour se rendre en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine. La Direction générale de migrations rapporte pour sa part l’entrée d’environ 30 000 personnes. Un grand écart, mais le HCR et la Commission nationale pour...
  • CAR refugees face uncertainty across the border: ‘Death was in front of us and we had to run away’

    news The Guardian, 02 Feb 2015 (5 years ago )
    In a narrow canoe hollowed out from a tree trunk, a teenager, Valentine Pasi, her baby son and five young brothers-in-law ended their desperate race to safety across the Ubangi river. Behind them were the murders, rapes and desolation of home. Ahead of them, profound uncertainty. For many, this dece...
  • Concertations en RDC sur le cas des réfugiés centrafricains

    news Journal de Bangui/mediacongo.net, 30 Jan 2015 (5 years ago )
    Le vice-Premier ministre, ministre de l’Intérieur et de la sécurité, Evariste Boshab, a examiné jeudi 29 janvier à Kinshasa la situation des réfugiés centrafricains installés en RDC avec une délégation centrafricaine conduite par Mme Jeannette Dethoua, ministre de la Réconciliation nationale, en séj...
  • UPDATE 3-Congo declares yellow fever epidemic, 1,000 suspected cases

    news Reuters Africa, 20 Jun 2016 (4 years ago )
    * Densely populated capital key concern for doctors * Global stockpile of vaccines running low * Outbreak coincides with economic crisis, political tensions (Adds details, comment from WHO) KINSHASA, June 20 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever epidemic...
  • Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

    news UNHCR, 05 May 2017 (3 years ago )
    DUNDO, Angola – The smoke form the burning village hung in the air as the militiamen fanned out through the fields in search of residents to butcher. As her family scattered in different directions, Elena Kita was grabbed from behind by a strong pair of hands. The man who snatched her took out a ma...