Congo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19134/all en At last, someone convicted for rape in Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/africa/at-last-someone-convicted-rape-congo Last year about 11,000 people were raped in eastern Congo, where violent sexual assault has become horrifically commonplace during years of conflict. Rape is rarely punished.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/africa/at-last-someone-convicted-rape-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:37:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5625957 at http://www.globalpost.com War is bad for kids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110228/war-conflict-education-unesco-school-congo <p>An estimated 28 million children worldwide have been stopped from going to school by war, according to a new study published today by the UN.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110228/war-conflict-education-unesco-school-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Children of War Congo Conflict Zones Want to Know War Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:32:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5627408 at http://www.globalpost.com Education in eastern Congo http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5627463 Conflict in eastern Congo stops the education of lots of children. Africa Congo Education Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:34:00 +0000 Marc Hofer 5627463 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo tries to halt illegal gold mining http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110307/congo-tries-halt-illegal-gold-mining <p> One recent afternoon there was a car chase through the streets of Goma. Four foreigners raced over the city&rsquo;s potholed roads, pursued by local security, heading for the airport where a twin-engine Gulfstream jet waited.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110307/congo-tries-halt-illegal-gold-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Gold Mining Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:34:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5629084 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location: Rwanda — Welcome to the jungle http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5644203 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gorilla orphans get ready to return home to a war-torn Congo.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kathleen McLaughlin and Melinda Binks </div> </div> </div> <p>VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda -- Traumatized baby gorillas get a second chance at the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in Rwanda.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/3c57237f72ee5-original.jpg?1305159216" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:05:11 23:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("3c57237f72ee5", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa Congo On Location Rwanda Travel/Tourism Wildlife News Thu, 12 May 2011 03:28:00 +0000 Kathleen McLaughlin and Melinda Binks 5644203 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo: nearly 2 million women have been raped, reports study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110512/congo-rape-sexual-assault <p> It shows that the problem of rape in Congo, long considered a serious situation, is actually even bigger and more pervasive than previously known.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110512/congo-rape-sexual-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Women's rights Conflict Zones War Thu, 12 May 2011 05:51:35 +0000 News Desk 5644255 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: How warlords and Washington lobbyists undermine stability in Eastern Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/opinion-how-warlords-and-washington-lobbyists-undermine-s WASHINGTON — Lobbyists and corporate interests are working to dilute the new legislation that requires mining firms to stop using conflict minerals.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/opinion-how-warlords-and-washington-lobbyists-undermine-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congo Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Aaron Hall 5673672 at http://www.globalpost.com Two killed as nearly 1,000 prisoners escape DR Congo jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110907/drc-congo-prison-break-mass-escape-lubumbashi-katanga <p> Eight masked gunmen entered the prison and opened fire on prison guards and police.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110907/drc-congo-prison-break-mass-escape-lubumbashi-katanga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Conflict Zones Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:37:00 +0000 News Desk 5674844 at http://www.globalpost.com Rush Limbaugh says Obama is targeting Christians by fighting Lord's Resistance Army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111015/rush-limbaugh-obama-christians-lra-lords-resistance-army-uganda <p> The LRA is a guerilla group that roams through lawless regions of Central Africa, and is accused of horrific atrocities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111015/rush-limbaugh-obama-christians-lra-lords-resistance-army-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Obama South Sudan Uganda Conflict Zones Military Politics World Religion United States Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:03:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5678028 at http://www.globalpost.com Rights group warns of politicians inciting ethnic violence ahead of DR Congo elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111028/drc-congo-elections-ethnic-violence-hate-speech-human-rights-watch <p> &quot;The verbal and physical assaults, primarily against opposition candidates and their supporters, have created a climate of fear in some areas and raised concerns about the credibility of the elections,&quot; Human Rights Watch said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111028/drc-congo-elections-ethnic-violence-hate-speech-human-rights-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Elections Africa Emerges Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:55:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5679523 at http://www.globalpost.com Volcano erupts in eastern Congo (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111108/drc-congo-nyamuragira-volcano-erupts-virunga-mountain-gorillas <p> Staff of Virunga National Park described the eruption as a &quot;spectacular fire show.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111108/drc-congo-nyamuragira-volcano-erupts-virunga-mountain-gorillas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Wildlife News Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:01:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5680660 at http://www.globalpost.com Pygmies in the Congo treated like "pets": report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111113/pygmy-pets-congo-pygmies-slavery-human-rights <p> Pygmies, known for being unusually short, are in danger of extinction in Congo, and suffer discrimination and exploitation, according to the report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111113/pygmy-pets-congo-pygmies-slavery-human-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo human rights Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:37:00 +0000 News Desk 5681207 at http://www.globalpost.com Eastern Congo park launches volcano eruption treks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/volcano-eruption-treks-eastern-congo-drc-tourism-nyamuragira-virunga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virunga National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, has launched overnight volcano eruption treks to a "close but safe" site near Mount Nyamuragira, which is spewing lava fountains some 650 feet into the air. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A park in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo">Democratic Republic of the Congo</a>&nbsp;(DRC) has launched <a href="http://gorillacd.org/2011/11/13/new-overnight-trek-to-nyamulagira-volcano-eruption-site/">overnight volcano treks</a>, taking tourists to see the spectacular eruption of&nbsp;Mount Nyamuragira.</p> <p> Nyamuragira, also known as&nbsp;Nyamulagira, is Africa&#39;s most active volcano. It is located in the eastern Congo&#39;s <a href="http://gorillacd.org/blog/">Virunga National Park</a>, famous for its population of critically endangered mountain gorillas. The latest volcano eruption has so far posed no threat to the gorillas.</p> <p> The most recent eruption of Nyamuragira began November 6, and has since increased in intensity. The volcano is&nbsp;now spewing lava fountains some 650 feet into the air, in an uninhabited area, the park said in a statement.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111108/drc-congo-nyamuragira-volcano-erupts-virunga-mountain-gorillas">Volcano erupts in eastern Congo (VIDEO)</a></strong></p> <p> On the volcano eruption treks, tourists are taken to a tented camp located in a &quot;close but safe&quot; area to the south of the erupting volcano, where they spend the night.</p> <p> The trek includes transportation from the nearby city of Goma to the starting point at Rugari, plus a shared tent, a mat and a blanket. Visitors bring their own food, water, sleeping bag and rain gear.</p> <p> The trekking site was chosen by&nbsp;Dario Tedesco, a volcanologist with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wovo.org/0203.html">Goma Volcanological Observatory</a>.</p> <p> In a statement, Tedesco said the current eruption of Nyamuragira &quot;is definitely the best and most spectacular eruption&quot; he has ever seen at that volcano.</p> <p> &quot;The 200-300 meter [650-980 feet] lava fountains, the closeness and the arrangement of the camping site, and finally the incredible show given by the lights of the incandescent lava made everything special&hellip;more than special,&quot; Tedesco said.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/volcano-eruption-treks-eastern-congo-drc-tourism-nyamuragira-virunga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Weird Wide Web Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:06:15 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5681240 at http://www.globalpost.com Violence flares a day ahead of DR Congo elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111127/drc-congo-election-violence-etienne-tshisekedi <p> Tshisekedi, a main challenger to President Joseph Kabila, was caught in a standoff with police at Kinshasa airport for more than seven hours after they blocked his Hummer from leaving.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111127/drc-congo-election-violence-etienne-tshisekedi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Elections Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:18:34 +0000 News Desk 5682564 at http://www.globalpost.com Volcanoes: hottest thing in Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111128/congo-volcano-tourism-economy <p> VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK &mdash; Many hope a boost in Congo&#39;s tourism industry will revive the struggling economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111128/congo-volcano-tourism-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Rwanda Travel/Tourism Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:25:00 +0000 Nichole Sobecki 5682692 at http://www.globalpost.com