• November 18, 2010

    Rich countries meeting in the Paris Club group of creditors have expressed concern at the continuing activities of so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • November 4, 2010

    Campaigners have today condemned a $100 million judgement in favour of US vulture fund FG Hemisphere made in a Jersey court.

  • September 15, 2010

    A new ban on mining in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could provide breathing space for fundamental reforms to resolve conflict and instability, but protection of civilians must remain paramount.

  • August 24, 2010

    A UN human rights team has confirmed that two armed groups in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo raped more than 150 women.

  • June 30, 2010

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of independence for the Democratic Republic of Congo. At 4am this morning I caught a snippet of the BBC's Martin Plaut asking Congolese people in Kinshasa what there was to celebrate. Not a lot, came the reply. With crumbling infrastructure, continued border conflict, systematic rape of women and girls, and loose trade regulations on the extractives sector - there doesn't seem a lot for the population of DRC to feel good about.

  • June 16, 2010

    Christian Aid is appealing to the international community for increased protection for human rights activists and greater support to the Congolese authorities to bring perpetrators to justice and end the cycle of violence.

  • May 24, 2010

    I’ve just met Furaha Ciwaci in a village outside Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She’s a 17-year-old girl with fierce eyes and a one year-old son.

  • February 3, 2010

    Campaigners have today launched new legal action with regard to the activities of the Royal Bank of Scotland on human rights and the environment, in areas such as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 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).