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Featured Photo of an 11-Year-Old School President in DRC

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Women Train Under Former Boxing Champion to Protect, Provide for Families

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Culture

For the women who train under a former boxing champion in Goma, boxing is more than just a sport. The women fight to prove themselves, earn a living and protect their families.

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Featured Photo of Lake Kivu’s Only Woman Boat Captain

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Poor Residents of DRC City Cope With Desecration of Graves by Illegal Home Construction

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessCulture

Burial at a private cemetery is cost prohibitive for most residents of Kisangani, DRC’s third-largest city. But a new trend of illegal, overnight building is desecrating graves at the city’s public cemetery, where burial costs just $20.

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Featured Photo of a Funeral in DRC

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Congolese, Skeptical of Donating Blood, Face Serious Shortage

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

The cost of a unit of blood in DRC could soon top $100, if people don’t begin donating regularly, health officials warn. One woman formed an organization to urge women in particular to give blood to help replenish local blood banks.

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Featured Photo of a Motorcycle Repair Shop in DRC

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Congolese Banana Beer, a Culture Symbol, Under Siege as Bacteria Quickly Spreads

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessHealth

In Kirumba, a village in DRC's North Kivu province, banana bacterial wilt (BBW) is currently ravaging banana plantations, striking a devastating blow for local populations as they’re losing bananas they rely on not only to make a locally-cherished style of brew known as Kasiksi.

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Fueled By A Passion for Eliminating Deforestation, Congolese Entrepreneur Debuts Battery-powered Cookstoves

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

In Kisangani, DRC’s third-largest city, a local carpenter has taken on a new task — creating new, cost-effective cook stoves to help preserve the Ituri forest that surrounds the city. Powered by batteries that cost just 32 cents for a pair, customers say the stoves are saving them money too.

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Local Women Embrace Pig Farming In Attempt to Curb Ebola Outbreak in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessHealth

Pig farming is challenging, and in the city of Kisangani, few have been willing to make the effort required to breed healthy pigs and satisfy their voracious appetites. But one woman is working to cultivate a new industry to prevent the spread of ebola in DRC’s third-largest urbanized city.

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