The intensity of the fighting between the Congolese army and the militiaman of the Alliance des Patriotes pour un Congo Libre et Souverain (APCLS), that is collaborating with the militiaman Nyatura since 2006, has caused a harmful impact on women and girls from the territory of Masis, Nord Kivu. Those misdoings include rape and sexual violence as well as displacements far away from their villages and fields.

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Men in South Kivu recently gathered to advocate for the cause of women and girls to support all actions that put an end to the various forms of violence towards them. The support was given at the official launch of the ‘V-men Congo’ – movement that took place 7 March 2014 in the Bodega-room in Bukavu.

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The access of women to justice remains glaring problem in Shabunda. Customary courts handle different issues linked to breaches in the villages. Customs and local institutions are not  protect women. Like result, women do not know who to turn to claim their rights. This area has recently benefited from the construction of a police court, built in Shabunda center. Continue reading


The number of candidates for state exams in South Kivu is 36,000 students. They are grouped in 96 test centers, including 12,800 girls and 23,200 boys. These centers were used for essay tests. According to the Provincial Inspector Principal Annette Shaburwa according to the school calendar, the launch date of the tests was observed. Continue reading


Seventeen of the twenty-one Congolese students arrested in India were released in the evening of Wednesday, June 19, said the same day the Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ram Manohar. Shortly before the announcement, his DRC counterpart announced that they “will be released on bail tomorrow [Thursday], pending legal proceedings to classify this case.” Continue reading

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The Congolese government launched Wednesday, June 12, an educational project for 137,360 girls Bandundu, Ecuador, Katanga, Kasai Oriental and Eastern Province. Called Go Girl “, this three-year program aims to” break down barriers “that prevent girls succeed in school and complete their primary education. Continue reading


The entry of these products within the scope of an operation launched since yesterday against “pharmaceutical crime”. Initiated by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the operation takes place simultaneously in several other Central African countries. Continue reading


For more than two weeks, several people are routinely arrested in Goma (North Kivu) and sent to Kinshasa. They are accused by the security services to work with the rebellion of the M23, said on Wednesday, 12 June, local sources. But for the families of victims, it is simply arbitrary arrests. Continue reading

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“Nearly half the workforce to enter into the composition of [the intervention brigade] are already deployed in Goma with the means thereto,” said military spokesman MONUSCO, Lieutenant Colonel Felix Basse, this Wednesday, June 12 in Kinshasa. He said the peacekeepers regularly patrol day and night especially in the town of Sake and the axis leading to Goma, capital of North Kivu. Continue reading