Congo

This Man Has Been Waiting For A Nobel Prize Since 2009. He Really Deserves One...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Dr Denis Mukwege has been tipped for the Nobel Prize five-times-running, but you have probably never heard of the Congolese gynecologist, who has trea...

Book Review: "To The Front and Back, Please", by Carsten Stormer

Musa Okwonga | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Musa Okwonga

Carsten Stormer, a war photographer, was a man born out of place, and has spent most of his life rushing between peace and peril, trying to find out where he should be: hence the title of his memoir...

Child Witch Congo

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I opened Mike's book with the intention of reading a few pages, seeing how bad it really was, and then giving it up with a clean conscience. Problem was I couldn't put the damn thing down and, with a growing sense of wonder, I realised I had stumbled across a gem.

LOOK: There Is A Giant Robot Directing Traffic In Congo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

A city in Congo has come up with a pretty novel solution to traffic congestion: massive, nightmarish robots. Kinshasa, Congo's Capital, has install...

British Ex-Soldier Faces Execution In DRC For Alleged 'Murder' Of Cellmate

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British soldier is facing possible execution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, charged over the death of his cellmate, a death that independent h...

Terror Attack On Congo TV Station, Airport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

Three terror attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been repulsed by the country's army - including one on the main state television headqua...

Trading Income for Harassment? The Reality of Women Traders in Africa

Henriette Kolb | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK
Henriette Kolb

Rising early means beating the unbearable heat that makes her journey on foot with a heavy load of maize on her head even more arduous. It means getting to the border crossing before custom officials - who frequently ask her for a bribe or worse - and securing a place at the market ahead of her competitors.

Series of Photo Stories Make Local Voices Heard on DRC Conflict

Maria Lange | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Maria Lange

Torn apart by 20 years of conflict, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most violence-stricken parts of the world. In a region with colossal economic potential, many armed groups regularly engage in fighting with devastating consequences for the local populations...

Forestry Deal Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Adam Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Over the first week of the UN climate change negotiations in Poland we have seen the alarming results of studies showing increased decline of tropical forests. It is clear from newly available data from satellite monitoring stations that there are now growing areas being deforested as a result of illegal logging, agriculture and mining.

They Paved Paradise - When Feed Cattle Replaces the Beautiful Amazon Forest

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

The Rainforest Foundation has always spoken out on behalf of local communities. 'We want to help communities such as the tribes in Cameroon and the Congo, secure the right to manage their own environment, allow them sustainable livelihood within the forest'.

One Chapter of War in DRC May Be Over, But What Now for Peace?

Maria Lange | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Lange

In the longer term, peace in DRC also requires its government to undertake effectively and in good faith its commitments under this framework, including key structural governance and security sector reforms, and create the conditions for the national oversight mechanism to function effectively...

Detained in DR Congo

Ben G. Jones | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben G. Jones

Last week I was detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My crime? Taking a photograph of a vegetable stall. Taking photos is officially illegal in Congo, though the law does not count for much here...

Lumumba's Assassination Should Be a Lesson for All of Us

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

It seems that the African continent's name is so much associated with wars, famine, ethnic cleansing and brutal corrupt dictatorships. That's what we keep hearing in the Western mainstream media and that's what we get from the Western political discourse.

Review: A Season in the Congo

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It is a production of such colour and passion that I came out thrilled and honoured to have seen it. There's so much to applaud - the subject matter, the performances, the choreography, the score, the design, the satire, the poetry... The list just goes on and on.

Congo Project Wins 2013 Ashden Award

Green Futures | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Green Futures

At first glance, you could easily mistake Lake Kivu for one of the world's tourist treasures. Its turquoise shimmer sets off the vivid green of the surrounding hills - one side in Rwanda, the other in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

G8 or Too Late: Obama, Cameron and G8 Heads Must Tackle Ivory Poaching Crisis Now

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

Today the illegal wildlife trade is worth in excess of $10 billion annually and the surging demand for ivory from the rapidly growing economies of China, Vietnam and Thailand resulted in over 40,000 elephants being killed in Africa in 2012, or one every 15 minutes.

Congo Calling...

Yawo Douvon | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Yawo Douvon

I ask the other G8 countries, on behalf of the many rape survivors we at CARE have assisted over the years in DRC and other war-torn states, to listen to the voices from Goma and act to end the heinous crime of warzone rape.

Pictures Of The Day: 28th March 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Pictures Of The Day: 27th March 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

The Natalie Gyte Monologues

Kaizaad Kotwal | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kaizaad Kotwal

Rarely, in recent memory, has something I read crawled so under my skin. I chanced upon Natalie Gyte's vitriolic and irrational diatribe against Eve Ensler and her recently launched One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign right before I was about to go to bed. The factual, philosophical and logical craters in Gyte's essay 'Why I Won't Support One Billion Rising' swallowed my sleep for the night. But what truly kept me awake were the unnecessary personal attacks against a brave woman and her path-breaking work.

Sarah O'Meara

Can Global Dance Event 'One Billion Rising' Stop Violence Against Women?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've caught whisperings about One Billion Rising, then you'll probably have some sense of the scale of playwright and activist Eve Ensler's visio...

Enough Food for Everyone IF: The Scandal of Hunger in the Congo

Justin Byworth | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK
Justin Byworth

IF companies and government were honest about where the profits go from extracting the mineral wealth through mining, then more of these could be used to benefit the people of the Congo

Why the Congo Experts Need More Scrutiny

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Phil Clark

While the M23 rebels - who mutinied from the Congolese army last May - remain within striking distance of the key border town of Goma, the regional and international diplomatic wrangling goes on. Fractious peace talks between the rebel leaders and the Congolese government in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, will resume on 4 January.

Five Congo Olympians Missing, As Seven Cameroon Athletes Pledge To Stay

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A judo athlete and four officials from the Congo have vanished in London, joining seven other athletes who have gone missing since the Games began. ...

Britain and Europe's Conspicuous Silence on the Destructive Legacy of Colonialism Part 2

Noam Schimmel | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

The repression of genuine accounting with an individual or a nation's failures and violations of democratic values and human rights leads not only to a failure to acknowledge and wrestle with historical truth.