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The best wildlife photos of the year show a curious grizzly, dueling reindeer, and fish swimming through a cloud of sperm

Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest awards images that showcase the diversity and fragility of life. This year, the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The winning photos show reindeer fighting over mates, seals giving birth, and a mountain gorilla enjoying the rain. The camouflage grouper is declining due to overfishing, but each July, beneath...
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Orphaned gorilla famous for selfie with rangers dies aged 14

Ndakasi died in arms of her ‘lifelong friend, Andre Bauma’ in September, says Virunga national park in DRCNdakasi, a mountain gorilla that famously posed for a selfie with rangers at Virunga national park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, has died at 14 after a long illness, the park said.“It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who had been under the care of the park’s Senkwekwe Center for more than a decade,” a statement fro...
Tags: Animals, Africa, World news, Conservation, National Parks, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Virunga, Ndakasi, Andre Bauma, Senkwekwe Center

‘It is our identity’: two Congos seek Unesco listing for rumba

Joint bid aims to add musical style that inspired independence to list of intangible cultural heritageAuthorities in Kinshasa and Brazzaville, the capitals of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Republic, have submitted a joint bid to add Congolese rumba to the Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage. The list helps demonstrate the diversity of heritage and raises awareness about its importance. If Congolese rumba were to be added, it would join the hawker food of Singapo...
Tags: Music, Singapore, Africa, World news, Culture, Unesco, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, KINSHASA, BRAZZAVILLE, Congo Republic, Congo-Brazzaville

Africa in brief: 25 September – 2 October

In the round-up: The ‘architect’ of the Rwandan 1994 genocide dies; the Nigerian government kills its citizens and the Twitter ban is lifted The post Africa in brief: 25 September – 2 October appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Twitter, Elections, Prison, China, Nigeria, Africa, Immigration, Racism, Military, Italy, Equatorial Guinea, Aviation, Jail, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Airlines, Tunisia

WHO ‘should pay reparations to victims of sexual abuse by staff’

Inquiry finds 21 men accused of sex abuse, including rape, worked for World Health Organization during Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 2018 Ebola crisisSurvivors of sexual abuse by World Health Organization aid workers during the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola outbreak in 2018 should receive “substantive” reparations, the co-chair of an independent inquiry into the scandal has said. Julienne Lusenge, a prominent Congolese human rights activist, said it was “essential” that the UN’s ...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sexual Violence, Women's rights and gender equality, Julienne Lusenge

Witch-hunt murders surge in Democratic Republic of Congo

Eight women have been burned to death or lynched in South Kivu province this month, say officialsMurders of women accused of witchcraft have surged in a troubled eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to officials and rights campaigners.Eight women have reportedly been burned to death or lynched in three districts in South Kivu province this month. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, South Kivu

‘Humbled and heartbroken’: WHO finds its Ebola staff abused women and girls

Inquiry commissioned by body details sexual abuse, including rape, during Democratic Republic of Congo outbreakScores of women and girls were sexually abused by aid workers during the devastating 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent inquiry commissioned by the World Health Organization has found.The findings were described as “harrowing reading” by the WHO’s director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while its regional director for Africa, Matshidiso...
Tags: Africa, Society, World news, Aid, Global development, Who, World Health Organization, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Africa Matshidiso Moeti

SA soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years

Troops were sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission that became an offensive against rebels The post SA soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Uganda, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Chad, Un, Ceasefire, National, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations Security Council, Namibia, Rwanda, Rebels, Drc, Joseph Kabila, Main

How one nonprofit is getting the world's biggest retail brands to improve human rights in countries producing raw materials

Insider A landscape in the Haut Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Raphael Deberdt The Responsible Sourcing Network is getting global brands to improve supply-chain sustainability. It convinces companies to use sustainable raw materials and boycott producers who use slave labor. They partner with major companies like Adidas, Amazon, Apple, and Costco. This article is part of a series called "Partners for a Sustainable Future," profiling innovative allian...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Congress, Trends, Adidas, Uzbekistan, SEC, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Santa Clara, Costco, Turkmenistan, Drc, Katanga, Congo DRC, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, KnowTheChain

Africa in brief: 4-11 September

What happened on the continent this past week The post Africa in brief: 4-11 September appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Jacob Zuma, Guinea, Basketball, Jail, World Health Organisation, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bolt, Tunisia, Muhammadu Buhari, Openaccess, Kigali, Maro Itoje, Nnamdi Kanu, Marcus Rashford, Afrobasket

‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns

Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closuresThe education of hundreds of millions of children is hanging by a thread as a result of an unprecedented intensity of threats including Covid 19 and the climate crisis, a report warned today.As classrooms across much of the world prepare to reopen after the summer holidays, a quarter of countr...
Tags: Education, Children, India, Nigeria, Africa, Environment, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Philippines, United Nations, Schools, Aid

The WHO Africa chief said rolling out booster shots 'makes a mockery of vaccine equity' as the US plans to offer them to most citizens

Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa attends a briefing on the Ebola outbreak response in Democratic Republic of the Congo in Geneva on May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Countries that "hoard" vaccines for boosters "make a mockery" of vaccine equity, the WHO Africa chief said. The news comes days after the US announced plans to roll out boosters to most Americans. President Biden has said he disagrees with those saying it is too early for Americans to get third shots. See ...
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‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay

Dolls found in rubbish dumps, radio parts and discarded flip-flops are among items used to create surreal costumes by a Kinshasa collective highlighting political and environmental issuesAs a child, Shaka Fumu Kabaka witnessed the atrocities that took place during the six-day war between Ugandan and Rwandan forces in his home town of Kisangani in June 2000. “It was not even our war, but a war between two foreign armies,” he said. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Art and design, Ethical and green living, Global development, Recycling, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Waste, Street Art, Performance art, KINSHASA, Drc, Kisangani

UN ‘gravely concerned’ by reports of mass rape in DRC

Hundreds of sexual assaults reported in south-eastern Tanganyika province as armed groups fight over goldminesThe UN has raised the alarm over widespread, systematic sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), saying there have been reports of armed groups carrying out mass rape.The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN refugee agency, said its staff had heard horrific testimonies from forcibly displaced people in south-eastern Tanganyika province. Cont...
Tags: Africa, World news, United Nations, Un, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc, UN Refugee Agency, Tanganyika, Sexual Violence, Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC

‘They thought Covid only kills white people’: myths and fear hinder jabs in DRC

Mutant strain may emerge amid vaccine hesitancy, experts say, as even medics reject jabs in DR CongoDr Christian Mayala and Dr Rodin Nzembuni Nduku sit together on a bench outside the Covid ward at Kinshasa’s Mama Yemo hospital.They are discussing the health of their father, Noel Kalouda, who contracted coronavirus weeks before, and is now lying in a hospital bed, breathing through an oxygen mask. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Africa, Society, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Democratic Republic of the Congo, KINSHASA, Drc, Coronavirus, Christian Mayala

LA Zoo unveils 5-year plan to further conservation efforts

The Los Angeles Zoo  unveiled a five-year conservation plan that focuses on using evidence-based methods for conservation, promoting human-wildlife co-existence, combating the illegal wildlife trade and achieving social and environmental justice and California conservation, on Thursday, July 22. The plan will guide the zoo’s efforts through 2026 as it works to change the landscape of conservation by leveraging its knowledge, expertise, partnerships and engagement with communities. The zoo’s dire...
Tags: Health, News, California, China, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lausd, Costa Rica, South Bay, Los Angeles Zoo, Cesar Chavez, LA Zoo, Jake Owens

The UK has been linked to Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’ – where are the criminal charges? | Vava Tampa

Swiss court ruling is not the first time plunder of DRC’s mineral wealth has been linked to the killing of Congolese people. Without accountability, it won’t be the lastAccording to the Swiss federal criminal court last week, the corruption destroying the Democratic Republic of the Congo – where devastating conflicts over minerals used in our electronics have killed more than six million people – is inextricably linked to the UK, Gibraltar and Switzerland.It was a significant moment exposing cor...
Tags: UK, Africa, UK News, World news, Global development, Governance, Switzerland, Congo, Serious Fraud Office, Gibraltar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Natural resources and development, Internally displaced people, Drc, Vava Tampa, UK Gibraltar

South Africans will pay for the costly electricity from DRC’s Inga 3 dam

A new report says power from the hydroelectric scheme is more expensive than energy from solar and wind The post South Africans will pay for the costly electricity from DRC’s Inga 3 dam appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Renewable Energy, South Africa, Wind, Solar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Electricity Prices, Drc, Eskom, Gwede Mantashe, Inga, International Rivers, TMP Systems, Subs-only, Grand Inga Treaty, Hydroelectric Scheme

Belgium unveils plans to return DRC artworks stolen during colonial rule

Pledge marks first time items will be returned to Congolese ownership without waiting for requestsBelgium has promised to return artworks plundered from its former Congolese colony, as it seeks to confront its brutal colonial past.Belgium’s Africa Museum – a former totem to empire that has undergone a €75m (£64m) revamp and “decolonisation” process – has said up to 2,000 works, including statues, musical instruments and weapons, were acquired illegally during colonial rule of a swathe of central...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Belgium, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc, Africa Museum

Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa

Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continentIslamic State’s affiliates in Africa are set for major expansion after a series of significant victories, new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforced their position across much of the continent.Following recent gains in Nigeria, the Sahel, in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Isis propaganda published by the group’s leadership in its heartland in the ...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Middle East, Mali, Al-Qaida, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Niger, Sahel, Saharan Africa

Congo’s latest killer is the climate crisis. Doing nothing is unthinkable | Vava Tampa

Lake Tanganyika sustains life for millions but ever more erratic weather threatens the entire CongoFor thousands of years, Lake Tanganyika was an exquisite sight that soothed and supported generations of Congolese people. Those living by its shores in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have snoozed in hammocks under the tropical sun, watching their children splash in Africa’s oldest, deepest and longest lake. In the evenings, when boats head out for fishing trips, local people would ligh...
Tags: MOBA, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Biodiversity, Rivers, Paul Kagame, Drc, Lake Tanganyika, Climate aid

Guinea Ebola outbreak declared over by WHO

Resurgence of virus in west Africa infected 16 people and killed 12 since outbreak in FebruaryAn Ebola outbreak in Guinea that started in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.Health authorities were able to move swiftly to tackle the resurgence of the virus, which causes severe bleeding and organ failure and is spread through contact with body fluids, after lessons learned from previous outbreaks in Guinea and the Demo...
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‘We have more in common than what separates us’: refugee stories, told by refugees

In One Thousand Dreams, award-winning photographer Robin Hammond hands the camera to refugees. Often reduced by the media’s toxic or well-meaning narratives, the portraits and interviews capture a different and more complex tale‘Never stop dreaming’: refugees get behind the camera – in picturesRobin Hammond has spent two decades crisscrossing the developing world and telling other people’s stories. From photographing the Rohingya forced out of Myanmar and rape survivors in the Democratic Republi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Photography, Gender, Sweden, Media, Greece, China, Iraq, Nigeria, Africa, Society, World news, Turkey, Iran, Mental Health

SANDF’s ‘dignity’ comes with a R200mn price tag

Find out about the SANDF’s new uniform, which is costing taxpayers close to R200-million, while mission-critical equipment is not maintained The post SANDF’s ‘dignity’ comes with a R200mn price tag appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Parliament, Puma, SANDF, Armscor, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, South African National Defence Force, Peacekeeping, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Subs-only, Medium-term Expenditure Framework, Army Uniform Improvement Project, Kobus Marais, Mafi Mgobozi, Minister Of Defence

‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers

eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the MekongConcealed by the turbid, swirling waters of the Amazon, the Mekong and the Congo, the biodiversity of the world’s great rivers has largely remained a mystery to scientists. But now a multimillion-pound project aims to describe and identify the web of life in major freshwater ecosystems around the world with “gamechanging” DNA technology.The International Union for Cons...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Biology, Animals, Africa, Environment, Americas, World news, Fish, Genetics, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Peru, Amazon Rainforest

Taking the pulse of DR Congo’s Nyiragongo volcano – in pictures

Four experts from DR Congo’s Goma Volcano Observatory took the trail up Mount Nyiragongo last week to get a closer look at the volcano which last month spewed rivers of lava and forced the evacuation of a city Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Volcanoes, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DR Congo, Mount Nyiragongo, Goma Volcano Observatory

Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

Concerns over impact on poorer countries, while richer governments try different containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries and continues to spread rapidly amid fears that it is poised to become the dominant strain worldwide.With outbreaks of the main Delta strain and several of its sub-lineages confirmed in China, the US, Africa, Scandinavia and the Pacific, concern i...
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Best XI players not selected for Euro 2020

Stars not selected for Euro 2020 The deadline for National Team Head Coaches to submit their Euro 2020 squads was 1 June 2021, 23:59.This caused headlines with some big names left out of squads of multiple nations for various reasons.So, here is an XI of the best players who will not be at Euro 2020, despite the fact their international teammates will be. Goalkeeper: Marc-André ter Stegen- Germany Marc Andre Ter Stegen during the match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, corresponding to ...
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Italy investigates UN officer over death of diplomat in DR Congo

Prosecutors accuse suspect of failing to ensure protection of convoy that was attacked in FebruaryItalian prosecutors have placed a UN officer under investigation in relation to the murder of Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who was killed in February along with two other people in an attack in the restive east of the central African country.Magistrates in Rome are investigating the role of a UN World Food Programme (WFP) officer in the DRC, whose name has not been dis...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Rome, Italy, Un, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc, DR Congo, UN World Food Programme WFP

‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in DRC capital, reports WHO

African city of Kinshasa, home to 15 million people, is amid third wave of infections, authorities confirmCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UN’s health agency said on Thursday that it detected a surge of coronavirus cases late last month in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).“An exponential rise in the spread of Sars-CoV-2 virus has been recorded in Kinshasa,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a weekly report. Continue read...
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