The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has appointed Mr. Edem Kodjo, Former Prime Minister of Togo and Former Secretary- General of the OAU, as the Facilitator for the national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Aaron Ross | Reuters
Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said on Thursday it had slashed the public deficit and reined in a credit line to one of the country’s largest banks, the latest in a series of moves to shore up its franc currency.
Human Rights Watch
The Congolese military is unlawfully detaining at least 29 children in dire conditions in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo. The authorities allege that the boys, ages 15 to 17, were members of a rebel armed group, and have held them in a military prison in Angenga since apprehending them in eastern Congo in the first half of 2015.
Magdalena Mis | Reuters
More than 30,000 people displaced by fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been cut off from aid because of ongoing insecurity, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Thursday.
Elahe Izadi | Washington Post
Back in 1998, a team of researchers estimated that 17,000 Grauer’s gorillas, also known as eastern lowland gorillas, lived in the forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then, the population of Grauer’s gorillas has dropped by 77 percent.