Joanna Skorupska

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Kodak's Retired Infrared Film Creates A Hot Pink Congo

This past Monday, the Democratic Republic of Congo held elections for just the second time in its history. The country is trying to emerge from years of civil war, and the election is an attempt create a more stable leadership.<p>But there are also fears that the election, whose results have not yet …

Fresh violence threatens DR Congo peace deal

Less than a week after the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring African nations signed a peace accord to hold off hostilties, a fresh wave of violence has erupted in the central African nation.<p>Fighting erupted on Thursday between the Congolese troops and the rebel group Alliance of …

Canoeing down the Congo - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2012/jan/27/canoeing-down-congo-in-pictures<p>720<p>Phil Harwood is the first person to canoe the 3,000-mile …

Crossing into the poorest country in the world - Congo

<i>In the first of his blogs from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, RTÉ's Ray Kennedy reports on crossing the border from Rwanda to the poorest</i> …

In Congo: oil, guns and power

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Scores killed in renewed DR Congo clashes

At least 70 people have been killed and thousands more fled their homes after days of fighting between rebels and government forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, aid agencies said.<p>The clashes between the army and fighters from the APCLS armed group, which began last week in the town of …

From the Camps of Congo to the Corridors of the UN

I spent a good part of this winter in Goma, Eastern DRC. I went to cover the conflict in the region and see for myself the programs that aid agency Oxfam had been scaling up since the region imploded in November of 2012. Literally tens of thousands of people had just fled their villages in the hope …

DR Congo: Where Women Get Raped Every Day, Where Sister Helps Sister

<i>By Adel Sarkozi, CARE International</i><p>Ask women in rural Africa when they were born, and they would invariably answer you surprised, full of uncertainty: "I think it was in 1981 or 1982."<p>Ask women displaced in the camps scattered across the region of North Kivu, DR Congo when they've fled their …

M23 rebels vow not to attack UN in DR Congo

The political leader of M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has vowed that his fighters would not attack United Nations soldiers in the country.<p>The UN Security Council recently decided to create a new unit in the war-torn country to enforce peace and neutralise rebel groups.<p>But Bertrand …

Democratic Republic of the Congo: the Last Stand – video

For the past five years, photojournalist Susan Schulman has been following the plight of the village of Kimua in the Democratic Republic of Congo. …

In Congo, a Force of Child-Soldiers Rises Up to Fight Rebels

A Rwandan militia has been terrorizing villagers for years. Some have fled to horrific conditions in the jungle, and their sons have taken up arms to fight back.<p>The incline is relentless, the path slippery with mud and obscured by encroaching bush. The foliage ripples and a troupe of men emerge to …

UN sends force to look for a fight in Democratic Republic of the Congo

In establishing an intervention brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations has taken a leap into the unknown. UN …

Paul Kagame: I asked America to kill Congo rebel leader with drone

Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, has rejected accusations from Washington that he was supporting a rebel leader and accused war criminal in the …

The Illicit Trade of Coltan

Key findings: - A black market for coltan — a strategically important mineral used in an array of electronic devices — has emerged in the Amazon …

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Blood coltan: Is your cell phone soaked in Congolese blood?

<b>Do Pakistan’s 100 million cell phone users know their devices may be soaked in Congolese blood? Inside each of those phones are tiny quantities of</b> …

At least 20 killed when mine collapses in eastern Congo | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed when a mine collapsed in mineral-rich but conflict-plagued eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following heavy rains, the government said on Friday.<p>The accident occurred on Thursday at the mine near the village of Rubaye in the country’s North …

Coltan

<b>Coltan</b> (short for <b>columbite–tantalites</b> and known industrially as tantalite) is a dull black metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum …

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Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

Momentum building to tackle coltan mining

Efforts to combat illicit mining of coltan are gaining traction, as politicians in Canada and other Western governments look to establish tough penalties against the practice.<p>Coltan is vital to the production of electronic devices, but mining of the valuable mineral, and other resources, in the …