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DRC - 'The wars will never stop' - millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart

Justin Kapitu is dying. He does not know it yet, and the doctors treating the 22-year-old rebel fighter are unlikely to tell him soon, but his chances of surviving more than a few months are virtually non-existent. 1,450 more words

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impossible estimation

Outside its Sciences & Médecine section that I most often read, Le Monde published last weekend a tribune by the anthropologist Michel Naepels on the impossibility to evaluate the number of deaths in Congo due to the political instability (a weak and undemocratic state fighting armed rebel groups), for lack of a reliable sample. 157 more words

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Rebels close in on east Congo city amid gunfire

ABIDJAN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Rebels in eastern Congo advanced to the outskirts of the city of Uvira near the Burundi border on Wednesday, residents said, sowing panic and confining thousands of civilians to their homes. 395 more words

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Journée ville-morte au Sud-Kivu : Les commerces sont restés paralysés ce matin à Bukavu

La journée ville-morte décrétée par les partis de l’opposition et les organisations de la société civile a été suivie à Bukavu (Sud-Kivu).

Les principaux marchés ainsi que d’autres commerces n’avaient pas encore ouvert à 11 heures (heure locale). 232 more words

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The Shimmering Lake in the Shadow of the Volcano

In the very heart of Africa, between Rwanda and D.R. Congo, is a silvery, majestic lake framed by breezy palms and sandy shores. Beside her sits an angry old volcano, at his top sits a lake of red hot lava. 1,975 more words

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RDC: l'ONU annonce le renforcement de la protection du docteur Mukwege

L’ONU a annoncé avoir renforcé lundi dernier la protection du Docteur Denis Mukwege en postant du personnel en uniforme devant l’hôpital où il travaille ainsi qu’en augmentant le nombre de patrouilles. 320 more words

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