• world's
  • Congolese security forces and armed groups have killed thousands of civilians in the past two years, adding to at least six million Congolese who have died from conflict-related causes over the past two decades - making the conflict in Congo the world's deadliest since World War II. (hrw.org)
  • Congo is Africa's biggest copper producer and the world's largest source of cobalt-which has tripled in value in the past 18 months because of the demand for electric cars. (hrw.org)
  • Nations
  • It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today's international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for emergency assistance to over 13 million people in Congo affected by recent violence. (hrw.org)
  • countries
  • DR Congo is surrounded by countries with very high rates of prevalence, and it was therefore important that we know our prevalence rate," said President Joseph Kabila, who was in attendance. (thebody.com)
  • violence
  • In addition, the DRC continues to experience violence committed by other armed groups including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and Mai Mai groups. (ucla.edu)
  • Human Rights Watch's Congo team will continue here to provide real-time updates, reports from the field, and other analysis and commentary to help inform the public about the ongoing crisis and to urge policymakers to remain engaged to prevent an escalation of violence and abuse in Congo -- with potentially volatile repercussions across the region. (hrw.org)
  • Sexual violence has characterised much of the violence perpetuated in Congo. (wikipedia.org)
  • report
  • In a new report, 'Asset laundering and AIM: Congo, corporate misconduct and the market value of human rights', the business and human rights organisation Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) catalogues the inadequacies of the London Stock Exchange's regulatory framework. (pambazuka.org)