Democratic Republic of the Congo

You'll Want To Read This Living Legend's Thoughts On Copper

“You’re going to need a telescope to see copper prices in 2021,” says Robert Friedland.<p>China and India are cleaning up its act.<p>Shell is shelling out …

Business

Missing woman's dismembered body found boiled on ex-husband's kitchen stove

The body of a missing woman was found dismembered and boiled inside multiple pots on a stove in her ex-husband's southern Mexico home on Monday, according to state prosecutors.<p>Magdalena Aguilar Romero, 25, was last seen on January 13 leaving her home in Taxco on her way to pick up her children from …

Terrorism

UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers

<b>The UN's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection" to its peacekeeping forces, who should not shy from using force if necessary, a high-level United Nations report says.</b><p>UN peacekeepers should be prepared to take offensive measures to eliminate threats, according to the report.<p>It …

Africa

Places and people

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Aberdeen

Is this the world's greatest island for animal lovers?

Surrounded by enormously tall trees, with sunlight bleaching the rich greenery, the heat was fierce; it was August, and we were at Sepilok, the famous orangutan rehabilitation centre in Sabah, Malaysia. Actually, we were just next door, in the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, looking in vain …

Nunavut

Stacey Dooley – the queen of documentaries on her latest series, her worst fears and the gender pay gap

A mainstay of BBC Three, Stacey Dooley has turned her candid, relatable documentary style to subjects ranging from child soldiers in the Democratic …

Documentaries

What Can We Learn From Cobalt's Fundamentals?

The demand for cobalt in chemical applications has exceeded that for metallurgical applications in recent years.<p>Almost all the world's cobalt is …

Business

The Role of Knowledge in National Power from a Geostrategic Perspective

The United Nations should change the way it does business in high-security risk peacekeeping operations, as the UN flag no longer offers ‘natural’ …

War

U.N. Condemns Congo’s Use of Force Against Protesters and Monitors

GENEVA — The United Nations on Tuesday expressed alarm over mounting repression in the Democratic Republic of Congo after security forces fired on anti-government protesters, killing at least six people, and attacked a United Nations official monitoring the protests.<p>The violence erupted Sunday …

World News

A Cool 5 to10" - Over 12" South Metro - Potential for a Numbing Super Bowl?

If it's any consolation I couldn't get up my driveway last night due to 3 foot drifts. And I was downright giddy about that - happy to see that it …

Climate Change

The world is in a worse state than you probably realize

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just as world leaders and corporate titans gather in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, the world they influence looks like a pretty ugly and hopeless place right now -- in fact, worse than it's ever looked.<p>If we needed any confirmation, UN Secretary General António Guterres, in …

Opinion

Congolese security forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protes

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country said.<p>Kabila’s refusal to step down …

Joseph Kabila

France condemns Congolese security forces after six killed

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Monday blamed Congolese security forces for the shooting dead of at least six people and wounding of dozens during a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church.<p>“France strongly condemns the violence perpetrated by the security forces during …

Joseph Kabila

70 million people suffer in neglected crises, humanitarian group report says

GENEVA — Some 70 million people are trapped in humanitarian crises that are largely playing out beyond the attention of aid workers, donors and the media, an international charity said on Monday.<p>North Korea, followed by Eritrea and Burundi, lead the list, CARE International said in its report, …

World News

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

While each country in Southern Africa has its own politics, recent developments involving presidents provide interesting contrasts across the region. …

Africa

Unsettled: A Story From the Global Refugee Crisis

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>Under the Trump Administration, the United States is on track to receive the lowest number of refugees since the 1970s, and that's despite the fact that the world is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II.<p><b>Matt Katz</b> is a reporter for …

Photojournalism

France condemns DRC police violence

France has condemned the police violence that led to six deaths during protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday.<p>A French foreign …

Africa

Gossip column: Aubameyang, Evans, Seri, Gaitan, Laporte, Fred

<b>Arsenal</b> have increased their offer for <b>Borussia Dortmund</b> and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, from £48.3m to £50.9m. (Bild)<p>German football expert Raphael Honigstein believes Arsenal's pursuit of Aubameyang rests on the German club being able to take Olivier Giroud on loan for the rest of …

Soccer

Oxfam's attack on fat cats might be more persuasive if its own bosses weren't fat cats

It must be hard for a major player in the poverty industry when you see capitalism, consumerism, science and technology rapidly eroding your market …

David Miliband

U.N. Peacekeepers Must ‘Not Fear to Use Force’ to Foil Attacks, Report Says

A lack of leadership and a reluctance to move aggressively against potential attackers are responsible for the worst spate of United Nations peacekeeping fatalities in the organization’s history, according to a report released on Monday.<p>If adopted, the recommendations of the unusually blunt report …

World News

The 10 crises you probably didn't hear about in 2017

The year 2017 was marked by deadly hurricanes in the U.S. and the Caribbean, the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar, and more …

Geography

Op-Ed: A New Deal, by and for Davos - or The People?

The road into Ivory Park is narrow. The township has 200,000 people and a two-lane road. Dust swirls, taxis queue, accidents are common. It also has …

Cyril Ramaphosa

#WomensMarch2018: Daily Brief

Plus: Egypt’s LGBT crackdown; Nigeria loses a treasured justice advocate; Rape victims in Kenya seek justice; Israel locks up asylum seekers; …

Congo

Easing into the Alps: Trains, snow and ‘Weffers’ gossip

DAVOS: Maybe it’s not how the “masters of the universe” arrive in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, but economy class …

Travel

DR Congo on edge ahead of mass protest

A vendor sits at a bus stand with pictures of President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo 31 December 2016. Photo: …

News (South Africa)

Anti-Kabila Protests Turn Deadly in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Day DR Congo's Govt Attacked During Catholic Mass<p>Neither church-based activism nor brutal repression is rare in the Democratic Republic of Congo. …

Africa

Should Americans Care More about South Korea than America?

A “splendid little war” overseas could result in Americans sharing in the consequences.Hawaii’s embarrassing missile alert should remind Americans of …

North Korea

Anti-Joseph Kabila protests turn deadly in Democratic Republic of Congo

Protesters have taken to the streets of Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at …

Africa

Six People Dead as Congo Security Forces, Protesters Clash

At least six people died when security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital on Sunday, the …

Africa

Antonio Guterres’ Most Important Peace-keeping Mission

The new United Nations chief discovered that his biggest problem would be keeping President Trump from dismantling his beloved institution.<p>“He never thought he would get it,” remembers Melissa Fleming, a senior adviser to Antonio Guterres, the affable, cerebral head of the United Nations. In the …

Politics