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5,000 New People. 465 New Homes. Will a Construction Project Solve One DRC Town’s Problem?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Migration

Violence between Mai Mai groups and government forces in the North Kivu region of DRC has forced nearly 5,000 people from their homes and into nearby villages. Aid groups are now lifting the pressure to house them off local people by building shelters for the new arrivals.

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Attacks on Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Interfere with Daily Commutes in DRC City

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Attacks targeting motorcycle taxi drivers in the DRC city of Kisangani have local people fearing for their safety on their daily commutes. Authorities responded with new security measures, but so far haven’t made much progress in catching perpetrators.

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Gathering Gravel in DRC

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In DRC, Where Plastic is Used as Kindling, One Man Offers a Healthier Alternative

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EnvironmentHealth

In Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Tshopo Province, many people use plastic and other debris to start fires, which poses risks to their health and the environment. To solve this problem, a local man is now selling an environmentally-friendy solution he calls mobobe.

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DRC Man at the River Crossing

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In DRC, Whistles, Pots and Pans Chase Burglars Away

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

In one Kisangani neighborhood, police often don’t respond to calls for help. With violent crime on the rise, residents rely on each other to sound the alarm.

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Rising Crime Rate in DRC City Drives Civilians to Seek Homes in Nearby Military Camp

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Families in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Kisangani are seeking safer places to live to escape rising crime rates. But the military camp where many have moved is running out of space to accommodate them.

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Congolese Woman Gathers Herb

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Congolese Girls Wash Dishes, Clothes

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Long Thought of as Food for the Poor, Healthful Okra Enjoys New Popularity in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

Cases of diabetes are increasing in DRC, as more than 3.3 million people here have been diagnosed with the disease. The rise in the incidence of diabetes in DRC has been accompanied by the rising popularity of a common vegetable that helps manage blood sugar, even though the vegetable has long been considered a food of the poor: okra.

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