Category - congo

  • 9 Mar 2010

    Following recent brutal attacks on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christian Aid is calling for more to be done over the voluntary demobilisation of armed groups there.

  • 3 Sep 2009

    The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches has urged its member churches "to publicly condemn violence against women" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 23 Jul 2009

    From the smallest village to the biggest town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) people are yearning for peace, says Fredrick Nzwili. Church leaders are encouraging the rebel fighters to disarm.

  • 23 Jul 2009

    Foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo must leave if the country is to lift itself from its current quagmire, a church leader in the mineral-rich nation says.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    European and Asian companies, have been buying minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are funding armed groups and fuelling conflict, said Global Witness in a report published today.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    A Catholic aid agency is condemning the growing climate of insecurity in eastern Congo following the killing of one of its staff members.

  • 26 May 2009

    Civil wars in countries such as Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo have often been funded by the sale of ‘conflict diamonds’.

  • 24 Feb 2009

    Conflicts in Congo and Gaza, the International Year of Reconciliation, women's issues and the impact of the global economic crisis were action points for the recent World Council of Churches executive.

  • 15 Jan 2009

    The murder and senseless killing of innocent civilians has to stop, says Shay Cullen. The International Criminal Court has to be strengthened to bring those accused of war crimes to justice

  • 16 Dec 2008

    Christian Aid says it is now imperative that a regional political solution be found in eastern Congo after a UN report said the Rwandan and Congolese governments are supporting illegal armed groups.