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Jungles, Rainforest and Volcanoes! The DRC. 

My last update we just after we entered Rwanda before we made it over to the DR Congo. We decided to make the most of our gorilla experience and see the massive primates in Virunga National Park. 1 064 mots de plus

Travel Writing

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Image copyrightJACKLYN REIERSON, MAFImage caption The family lives in a remote village in western Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa

Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. 337 mots de plus

Science

Survival International accuses WWF and WCS of supporting violence against indigenous people in the Congo Basin

National parks, logging concessions and trophy hunting zones have been imposed on vast areas of land in the Congo Basin. A new report by Survival International documents how the World Wildlife Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Society have played a key role in this carve up of indigenous peoples’ lands. 59 mots de plus

Human Rights

Crowd cheers as woman raped, beaten and decapitated for serving 'forbidden fish'

A woman was publicly raped, whipped and decapitated by Congo rebels who later drank her blood after she served them ‘forbidden fish’.

Crowds cheered when the woman was dragged naked through the streets of Luebo to her death after the rebel leader sentenced her and her step-son served the fish in their family restaurant. 369 mots de plus

World

Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW

AFP

© AFP/File | Soldiers march during Kagame’s swearing-in ceremony in August

KIGALI (AFP) – Rwanda’s military has used asphyxiation, electric shock and mock executions to torture confessions out of detainees, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Tuesday.The rights watchdog confirmed 104 cases of people being illegally detained and tortured in Rwandan military detention centres between 2010 and 2016, according to the 91-page report, which estimates the true figure is much higher. 346 mots de plus

Trivia #083 - DRC Congo By Rail

In Kamina, an important railway node in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo, every day hundreds of people get on a train named after a bird.  109 mots de plus