Tag: Congo

Wife of vice president meets with Congo’s sexual violence survivors

Wife of vice president meets with Congo’s sexual violence survivors

| July 13, 2014

Courtesy of GIN BUKAVU, Congo (AP)—In a three-nation tour of the continent, Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president, met this week with survivors of sexual violence in the eastern Congo. It was her third tour to Africa since her husband Joe Biden became vice president in 2009. A teacher of English at […]

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Curtain comes down on deadly war in Eastern Congo

Curtain comes down on deadly war in Eastern Congo

| November 7, 2013

Celebrations this week marked the end of a brutal 20-month revolt in Africa’s mineral-rich eastern Congo. The M23 rebel army reportedly scattered after the Congolese army captured its last hilltop stronghold.

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Congolese nun Sister Angelique Namaika receives high U.N. honor

Congolese nun Sister Angelique Namaika receives high U.N. honor

| September 20, 2013

(GIN)—A Roman Catholic nun who rides a bicycle deep into the bush in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help female victims of war is to receive a top UN award for her courageous work. Sister Angelique Namaika is a familiar sight, pedaling down dirt roads to visit the women and […]

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President Clinton takes swipe at human rights groups, backs Kagame

| August 20, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton, on an African tour with daughter Chelsea, praised the Rwandan government lead by President Paul Kagame despite increasing evidence that Rwanda is backing ruthless rebels in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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