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Ebola Prevention Measures in DRC are Scaring Away Patients with Other Ailments

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

In response to DRC’s current Ebola outbreak, health centers implemented special screening measures to prevent the disease from spreading. But when local people who believe those measures will harm them seek other health care options, they risk the possibility of going untreated for other diseases.

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Former Child Soldier Hopes Amateur Boxing Club Brings Peace to Others

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A former child soldier started an amateur boxing club in Democratic Republic of Congo to help other young soldiers move beyond their pasts. Now, boys and men from varying ethnic groups work together to find success in the boxing ring.

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Accused of Witchcraft, Children Find Refuge in Catholic Center in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Many children in DRC say they were pushed out of their homes when their parents or relatives accused them of witchcraft. There are few places for such children to find shelter in DRC, but one religious center opens its doors to them.

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‘Let Us Bury Our Dead’: Why People in DRC Resist Ebola Response Efforts

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: DiseaseHealth

Despite success in treating Ebola, response teams sent to Democratic Republic of Congo are met with mistrust from local people. The fierce resistance to their methods has sometimes been violent – but why is it happening in the first place?

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Producing Palm Oil in DRC

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Sounds of Solidarity: Choir Practice Brings the Military and the People Together in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: CultureHuman RightsReligion

In DRC, there is a long history of distrust between local people and members of the national army. But in one village, people from the two groups are singing their way to a better understanding through a church choir group.

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Lack of Juvenile Courts and Facilities in DRC City Leaves Teenagers Lingering in Adult Jails

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Child RightsLegal Rights

In one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s largest cities, there are no facilities for young people who are charged with crimes, and the existing juvenile court is barely functional. As a result, they end up in adult jails amid difficult conditions and no access to rehabilitation.

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‘Slash-and-Burn’ Agriculture Helps Displaced People in DRC Get Back on Their Feet. But What’s the Long-Term Effect?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

In DRC, internally displaced people settling in new areas cut down forests and burn land to clear it for planting – often without the required permits and scant knowledge of how the practice affects the environment.

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One Piece of Land. Two Families Claiming Ownership. In DRC, Resolving the Case Isn’t So Simple.

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Legal Rights

Local land disputes are becoming more common in Kisangani, a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo. But between inconsistent regulation and high levels of corruption, resolving cases is not always a clear-cut process.

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Measles Vaccines Are Free in DRC. So Why Don’t Parents Want to Vaccinate their Children?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

A measles outbreak in DRC has caused nearly 2,000 deaths, but local beliefs and customs make parents reluctant to vaccinate their children against the disease.

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