Congo, Republic of

Articles about the Republic of the Congo from SocioLingo Africa.

Congo : UN and partners call for nearly $24 million in emergency aid

UN and partners call for nearly $24 million in emergency aid for the Congo’s Pool region United Nations, the Republic of Congo’s Government and humanitarian partners today appealed for $23.7 million to aid Congolese in the area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool”, where fighting and insecurity has displaced one out of every three […]

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New Study Reveals Economic Toll of Malnutrition in Democratic Republic of Congo

The economy of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is losing 1,637 billion Congolese francs, or more than a billion dollars a year, to the effects of child undernutrition. This is equivalent to as much as 4.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).* The social and economic costs of undernutrition are revealed in a new study […]

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Kasai violence : 11,000 Congolese seek refuge in Angola

 A spike of violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now forced over 11,000 refugees to seek safety in Angola. Border points and villages inside the Southern African nation have seen a sharp increase in refugee arrivals with over 9,000 arriving so far in April. The brutal conflict […]

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UN refugee agency sending urgent relief items for Congolese civilians fleeing to Angola

The United Nations refugee agency is shipping tents, mosquito nets and other essential relief items to Angola, where some 9,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled this month alone. “Refugees reported fleeing attacks from militia groups, who are targeting police, military officials, and civilians who they believe are supporting or […]

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