Democratic Republic of Congo

  • November 5, 2009

    A year after UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband visited to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christian Aid has warned that military action will not solve the conflict.

  • September 17, 2009

    Church leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo are urging the government of the central African nation to rescind death sentences pronounced on two Norwegians

  • July 23, 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.

  • July 23, 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.

  • July 8, 2009

    Teams of church reps from Europe, Latin America and Africa will pay solidarity visits to church and civil society movements in Uruguay, Bolivia and the Democratic Republic of Congo from 9 to 16 July.

  • June 30, 2009

    Politicians and Congolese church leaders launched the Prayer for Peace in Congo initiative at the House of Lords today (June 30), calling for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  • May 6, 2009

    CAFOD has joined forces with a coalition of international organisations to raise awareness of the unacceptable suffering of the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

  • March 25, 2009

    Sixteen-year-old Esther* is a new mother – her daughter, Emma, is one week old. Esther and Emma live in a makeshift camp for people uprooted by the long-running conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. For women and girls living here, motherhood often results not from the wish to build a family, nor from intimacy, but from rape.

  • March 18, 2009

    The Scottish Government has given £50,000 in emergency funding to help thousands of people affected by fighting in the eastern North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • December 30, 2008

    The international Catholic aid network Caritas says that around 400 people may have been killed in massacres carried out by rebels in Congo in late December, following a spate of violence in the country.