Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nine activists defending the Earth from violent assault

Individually, they are stories of courage and tragedy. Together, they tell a tale of a natural world under ever more violent assault.<p>The portraits in this series are of nine people who are risking their lives to defend the land and environment in some of the planet’s most remote or conflict-riven …

Environment

New Tesla batteries likely have small amounts of illegal cobalt

Tesla, for its part, says it's moving away from cobalt anyway.<p>Panasonic, the exclusive supplier of batteries to Tesla, has decided to halt buying …

Tesla

Thieves made off with $10 million worth of cobalt in a warehouse heist

Around 112 metric tons of cobalt—worth around $10 million—were stolen from a warehouse in the Netherlands this month.<p>Drums of the scarce metal were taken from a secure area of a Vollers warehouse in Rotterdam, MetalBulletin reports. The theft was first noted this week by the UK-based Minor Metals …

Human Rights

Climate kids around the world

Judiciary

Daily Press Briefing: Serbia, Peacekeeping, DR Congo, Syria, Refugees and Press Encounters Today

Daily Press Briefing: Serbia, Peacekeeping, DR Congo, Syria, Refugees and Press Encounters Today<p>20 Jul 2018 - Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy …

Central Africa

24 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Carolyn Kaster / AP<p>Life-sized cutouts depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are displayed by advocacy group Avaaz, on the southeast lawn of the …

Donald Trump

Gorilla Born At Dallas Zoo Named After Dedicated Caretaker In Democratic Republic Of Congo

<b>DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –</b> The first critically endangered gorilla born in 20 years at the Dallas Zoo now has a name — Saambili.Born in June, Saambili’s …

Gorillas

Amid Migrant Crises, Nations Flout International Law On Refugees

What are the international rules for dealing with foreign nationals who show up in a country often without any travel documents and definitely without a visa?<p>It's a timely question in this era of unprecedented refugee movement, as nations around the world struggle to deal with huge numbers of …

World News

Africa Live this week: 16 - 20 July 2018 as it happened - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>That's all from <b>BBC Africa Live</b> this week. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or check the BBC News website.<p>Our African proverb of the day:<p>Caution characterises the leopard; the hyena eats as he walks."A Shona proverb …

Africa

ICTSI Wins 20-Year Concession for Port Sudan Terminal

Phillipines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has won preferred-bidder status to operate and develop Port Sudan's …

Africa

IJF suspends Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Tunis Grand Prix

<b>(CNN) —</b> The International Judo Federation (IJF) has suspended the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Tunis Grand Prix from its competition calendar, saying it wants to take a "firm and constructive stance in the fight against discrimination in sport."<p>Last year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam was criticized for …

Olympics

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez still wants to sign TWO defenders - but Diego Reyes deal unlikely

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez does want defensive reinforcements - but a deal for free agent Diego Reyes is looking unlikely at this …

Soccer

Despite record displacement in 2017, UNHCR notes public health gains

As displacement topped 68.5 million worldwide last year, clinic, mental health and antenatal consultations rose, while key under 5 mortality rate …

Public Health

The Glories of the Grammophone

The iPhone has made universal the paradoxical pleasure of listening privately in public. The casual hello and exchange of pleasantries; an alertness …

Vinyl Records

Mogherini names 24 new EU Ambassadors

EPA / PETER SCHNEIDER<p>Click for full view<p>The flag of the European Union hangs on the building of the new European Union embassy in Bern, Switzerland, …

European News

Hillary Clinton Brought The Receipts About That Video Of Her Talking About Russia

Hillary Clinton: politician, mother, and queen of the receipts. On July 19, Donald Trump put Clinton on blast about Russia by sharing a 2010 …

Hillary Clinton

African countries are losing out on their football talent. They need to figure out why

A number of African countries must be wondering ‘what could have been’ if they were able to field several of the players who starred for champions …

Africa

Congo Leader Says Delayed Vote Will Take Place in December

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said delayed elections will take place in December, as he vowed to respect the constitution, …

Africa

10 Disease Outbreaks From 2017 That Everyone Should Know About

<i>[Editor's note: The numbers listed reflect the most recent data available from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and</i> …

Disease

Rwanda:Mozambican President in Kigali on Three Day Visit

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi arrived at Kanombe International Airport this afternoon beginning his three day state visit.The plane carrying the …

Africa

We continue to ignore the rise of extreme poverty in Africa

In the early 2000s, wily state and corporate PR agents masquerading as journalists began talking about an “Africa Rising”. Whereas the continent had …

Africa

UN, AU call for transfer of power in DR Congo

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>The top security bodies of the United Nations and the African Union on Thursday called for a peaceful transfer of power following elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.<p>After meeting at UN headquarters in New York, the UN Security Council and …

Africa

Kate Beckinsale stuns in black dress as she presents gong at ESPY Awards in Los Angeles

Kate Beckinsale stunned in a black mesh dress as she presented an award on Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards.<p>The British actress dazzled in a black …

Los Angeles

Nikki Haley's awesome U.N. ding: A human right 'is not a political chit'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued a strong statement of support for America’s withdrawal from the Human …

Human Rights

DRC set to declassify national parks for oil, open rainforest to logging

Concern is mounting for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) vast forests and rich wildlife as logging concessions and licenses to explore for …

National Parks

Ebola Eludes Drug Testing Once More as Outbreak Tapers Off

As the Ebola outbreak ebbs in central Africa, the lethal virus has once again evaded testing that’s crucial to developing a cure.<p>The last suspected …

Disease

How Africa’s Largest Airline Exercises Strategic Influence - Live and Let's Fly

We’ve seen many surprises at the Farnborough Airshow this week, including the birth of a new airline. But the politics behind it are even more …

Africa

Everton Set for Surprise Move to Bring England World Cup Conquerer Back to Premier League

Everton look set to make a surprise move for Real Sociedad winger Adnan Januzaj, who previously played in the Premier League for Manchester United …

Sports

Kabila mute on political future in address to DRC lawmakers

President Joseph Kabila has refused to make clear pronouncements on his political future as leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).<p>Speaking …

Africa

Terms and Conditions: TIME's 2018 Best Inventions Search

PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.<p>TIME’s 2018 Best Inventions …

Intellectual Property