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ECI News March 11, 2016

ECI News March 11, 2016

DR Congo Rape-Care Doctor Urges UN to Help End Impunity

Daily Mail 

Democratic Republic of Congo’s famous rape-care doctor Denis Mukwege will present a petition to the United Nations Tuesday demanding perpetrators of widespread, horrific sexual abuse in the country to be held accountable.  

DR Congo Appeals for International Support after EU Criticism

Daily Star

DR Congo’s government Thursday sought “positive cooperation” from the international community after being slammed by the European Union for stifling dissent and trampling on human rights.

Congo Mining Code Revision Suspended Until Metal Prices Recover – Minister


Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has suspended consideration of a new mining code until metal prices recover, the country’s mines minister said on Thursday. The government of Africa’s leading copper producer started a review of the 2002 mining code in 2012. 

Congo Steps Up Drive to Curb Sexual Violence, Shake Off ‘Rape Capital’ Tag

Magdalena Mis | Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Democratic Republic of Congo is stepping up efforts to combat rape in a bid to shake off the label of being the “rape capital of the world”, the presidential adviser on sexual violence said on Thursday.

Three Kidnapped Aid Workers in East Congo Released: U.N.

Aaron Ross | Reuters

Three Congolese employees of charity Save the Children who were kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week have been released, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.