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FOR the first time, an armed UN mission is employing drones to keep the peace. In the past three months two Italian-made, snub-nosed craft with the UN logo painted on their sides have been taking off from Goma in eastern Congo to scan rebel-infested hill regions with high-tech cameras.
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As a new wave of violent conflicts has ravaged Africa, borders and conventional peace processes have done little to contain them.
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Would a government of a poorer country ever choose to say "no" to short-term economic profits because of concern for long-term environmental impacts? Surprise: that is precisely the case with at least two national governments that have said no to certain kinds of mining.
In the late 1990's ethnic violence consumed the Democratic Republic of Congo in a conflict that has since claimed the lives of some five million men, women, and children.
On a Saturday morning in late January, Russ Feingold descended a tight path in the hilly forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park to look for gorillas.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa's second-largest country, is also one of its most troubled.
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Special Representative Martin Kobler meets with armed groups ex-combatants in Bweremana, DR of Congo .
Connecting purchasing decisions in developed countries to human rights abuses on the other side of the world is a difficult feat, regardless of whether you are an activist or businessperson.
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When I sat down for lunch earlier this year with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy, I had conflict zones and refugees on my mind.
There is a community-based movement taking place in Democratic Republic of the Congo, supported by a program called Succeeding Together .
TEHRAN Iran is ready to build a refinery in the Republic of Congo, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani proposed in a meeting with the Congolese deputy parliament speaker in Brazzaville on Saturday.