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

Renowned for its support to many women raped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the doctor had escaped an assassination attempt on Oct. 25 at his home in Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu.
After a few days of exile in Sweden, the doctor went to Belgium, where he currently resides.
“The return to Bukavu Dr. Denis Mukwege and his family is planned for this Monday, January 14,” said a statement from the Panzi Hospital, founded by Dr. Mukwege.
“This is the doctor who made ​​the decision to learn that he received more messages: there are many requests for sick women who demand his return,” said the Communication Officer Panzi Hospital.
Each year, the program against sexual violence, the largest hospital receives 3,000 women. Continue reading

Women victims of sexual violence of different territories in South Kivu that have been treated by Dr. Mukwege disclaimers come to collect their products fields to contribute symbolically ticket for the return of their doctor in Bukavu.

Among these women, there are those who come from Kavumu and Katana north of Bukavu, and otherfrom Idjwi,  Bunyakiri in Kalehe territory west of Bukavu.
Their products are mainly made of pineapple, cabbage, beans and braised.
They will be sold and the money will help the ticket for the Doctor Denis Mukwege returned to Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Executive Secretary of the Panzi Foundation has received the food, Therese KULUNGU said that this act is a strong signal that shows the love and affection that women victims of sexual violence to their doctor.

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There are many porters in the city of Bukavu. Them are women displaced by war came from different areas of South Kivu, most of which come from Bunyakiri and Walikale.

“Instead of becoming beggars, we preferred to the porters, even if this work does not bring much” said one of them met along the way. It was carrying a can of 20liters of oil back and her baby over the bottle.

“That what we get for Congolese 900Francs (under 1 American dollar) sentence may be for a family to survive? “Exclaimed the woman.

According to most of the women interviewed at the border Ruzizi first, they are often forced to reassure the boss that they are able to transport the package to its destination, even if it weighs is more. Because their families have to live and survive, these women are called to work for which they have been accustomed since childhood because the majority was a farmer.

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Approximately four thousand households were displaced Kalonge in Kalehe, following the upsurge in armed conflicts since January 2012. They came from Shabunda, Kalehe and Kabare.

These families are living in difficult conditions. Some are under-housed by host families and others spend the nights in small houses from straw, or in tents, tarpaulins, given by a humanitarian NGO, International Rescue Committee IRC. They are many, men, women and children, suffering from hunger, cold, and homeless.
They reach out to just anybody to find any answer.

Also, nature seems hell-bent against this population: hail rains fell in March, April and May, destroying the plants. A mosaic tackled the cassava plant, abundant food resource in the medium; which led to a general lack of productivity. Thus, neither the host families, or families displaced seem to know what to do.

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“The presence of military and political authorities was important

so that we may be edified of the recurring situation of sexual violence in the province of South Kivu.” These words was said by participants in the exchange which was organized by Women’s Media Association of South Kivu AFEM SK. Due to the material being processed, participants thought that it was essential to share with the military authorities, who have their office in the protection of national territory.
A screening of two documentaries on sexual violence in South Kivu was made to scan the status of women in the territories of South Kivu province. During two hours, the actors of civil society and those politics have had a debate about the question. Continue reading

Children, all over the world, not all so lucky. Sometimes some of them from aggression, which is why the United Nations chose the date of June 4, which, since 1992, recalls the violence suffered by thousands of young people.
The majority of young people are exploited in different ways by adults and, although the rights of children are now rights “sacred”, poverty, work and conflicts often lead them to perform acts that lead to their loss. It is for this reason that the Association of Media Women of South Kivu joins the United Nations has chosen the June 4 to remember and fight against violence suffered by many young people.
In DRC, for example where several children, girls and boys have become  miners, spend their days in the mines in search of the precious stone.

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