Q&A: DR Congo conflict - BBC News

Nov 20, 2012· The Democratic Republic of Congo is slowly recovering from a conflict known as Africa's first world war, which led to the loss of some five million lives between 1994 and 2003, but many eastern ...

Education | Democratic Republic of the Congo | U.S. Agency ...

May 29, 2019· The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) education system is plagued by low coverage and poor quality. 3.5 million children of primary school age are not in school, and of those who do attend, 44 percent start school late, after the age of six.

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (pronunciation (help · info) French: République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, East Congo, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

Comparative law and justice/Democratic Republic of the ...

Sep 18, 2009· Basic Information []. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in Africa. It is bordered by Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda .The Democratic Republic of the Congo has a total area of 905,354.735 square miles which, is roughly one-fourth the size of the United States .

D.R. Congo Backgrounder - United to End Genocide

The Situation. Since the mid 1990's, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been plagued with periods of violence and conflict. First through a fight described as Africa's World War then through continued clashes between the national army, rebel groups, and …

Democratic Republic of Congo | Doctors Without Borders - USA

The second-largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been hobbled by a history of conflict, which continues in several regions. With more than 1.7 million outpatient consultations carried out in 2017—almost one-fifth of all Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) outpatient consultations worldwide—DRC is our largest intervention.

Plagued with Ebola, Democratic Republic of Congo's Health ...

Jun 11, 2019· Kinshasa: Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga has declared an epidemic of measles, with the country already struggling to contain the outbreak of deadly Ebola disease since last August.. Medical teams have confirmed 677 cases of measles among 87,000 suspected cases in 23 provinces, Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement Monday.

Plague Epidemics and Lice, Democratic Republic of the Congo

To the Editor: Plague, a zoonotic disease caused by the gram-negative bacterium Yersinia pestis, is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected fleas (such as Xenopsylla cheopis), scratches from infected animals, and inhalation of aerosols or consumption of food contaminated with Y. pestis (1 ...

"It breaks my heart": WHO boss plagued raid in the ...

Ebola, a deadly viral disease, broke out in northern Kivu last August before spreading to neighboring Ituri Province. Both provinces are plagued by violence and civil unrest. According to the latest information from the ministry, nearly 600 people lost their lives in the current and worst Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In Rape-Plagued Congo, UN a Total Failure

Oct 04, 2010· In Rape-Plagued Congo, UN a Total Failure 10 years and billions of dollars later, it's not protecting the people ... (Read more Democratic Republic of Congo stories.) View 2 more images.

"It breaks my heart": WHO boss plagued raid in the ...

Mar 10, 2019· Ebola, a deadly viral disease, broke out in northern Kivu last August before spreading to neighboring Ituri Province. Both provinces are plagued by violence and civil unrest. According to the ministry's latest figures, the current and worst Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed nearly 600 people.

WHO | Plague in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jun 14, 2006· Plague in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 14 June 2006. As of 13 June 2006, WHO has received reports of 100 cases of suspected pneumonic plague, including 19 deaths in Ituri district, Oriental province. Suspected cases of bubonic plague have also been reported but the total number is not known at this time.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Map / Geography of ...

Dissected by the Equator, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly called Zaire, is the third largest country on the African continent. The country is still the ancestral homeland for over 200 ethnic groups, most descended from kingdoms established long before the Europeans arrived in ...

Democratic Rep. of the Congo | PATH

Since 2009, we've worked closely with leaders and community groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take on some of the country's toughest health problems and bring effective, integrated services to the Congolese people. The PATH-convened Learning Lab in Nairobi explored the evolving ...

Democratic Republic of Congo - The Enough Project

The Democratic Republic of Congo, home to an estimated $24 trillion in natural wealth, has been plagued by armed conflict, political violence, and grand corruption for decades. Since the early 1990s, eastern Congo has been home to the world's deadliest war since World War II, with 5.4 million ...

DR Congo Still Plagued By Chaos - allafrica.com

Opinion - First the voting was delayed, now the results are being contested. It has been a difficult election for the Democratic Republic of Congo and its citizens, who are longing for peace, says ...

Democratic Republic of Congo | Abt Associates

Civil war and corruption have plagued the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country with tremendous natural resources. Despite this instability, Abt Associates-led projects are working to reduce the burden of malaria – the leading cause of child morbidity and mortality.

In Violence-Plagued Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

Apr 09, 2019· While French is the official language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are 212 living languages spoken in the Central African nation. Generations of tribal violence has led to political instability and has dramatically slowed the progress of Bible translation by foreigners.