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ECI News March 18, 2016

Glencore Unit Says Seven Dead After Congo Mine-Wall Collapse Last Week

Euan Rocha | Reuters

Katanga Mining, a majority-owned unit of global miner Glencore, said Thursday a collapsed wall at an open-pit mine in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo had killed all seven people who were there at the time of the incident last week.

Congo Militias Kill Two Rangers in Park for Mountain Gorillas

Aaron Ross | Reuters

Militia groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed two park rangers in one of the world’s last sanctuaries for the endangered mountain gorilla, the park said on Monday.

Eight Apps Revolutionizing Maternal Health Care in Developing Nations

Katie Dupere | Mashable

Chanceline, a woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is seven months pregnant. She’s been walking for almost three hours, and will continue walking for two hours more. She’s traveling to a prenatal doctor’s appointment, which is 17 miles away. With no public or private transportation available, Chanceline has to travel on foot.

Submission on the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Human Rights Watch

This research included interviews with more than 120 people, including 19 children ages 10 to 17, conducted between June and July 2013, and additional research by Human Rights Watch in the region since then.  

Why the Congo Matters

Atlantic Council 

Senior Fellow Dr. Gérard Prunier makes the case for increased global engagement with the Congo at this vital juncture in its history. He situates the present-day DRC in its complex historical setting, beginning with the brutal Belgian colonial rule and chaotic decolonization process.