Congolese women mobilized to bring back hero physician

Congolese women mobilized to bring back hero physician

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/TRF) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO,MIDDLE AFRICA: After Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege narrowly survived an assassination attempt, he decided it was time to leave his troubled homeland, where he is renowned for his work helping survivors of some of the worst sexual brutality on the planet. But […]

Congo’s Catholic nun Sister Angélique receives Nansen Refugee Prize

Congo’s Catholic nun Sister Angélique receives Nansen Refugee Prize

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Bringing a window of optimism and confidence to displaced women and girls who have suffered greatly under war and conflict in the rural northeast region of the DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, a 46-year-old Roman Catholic nun named Sister Angélique Namaika has been chosen […]

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

AlertNet – Tuesday, 04 December 2012 The Danish Refugee Council is raising awareness about gender based violence in the refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State as a part of the global campaign ‘16 days of activism’. In the kick-off event, refugee youth performed a drama with a clear message: no to gender based […]

Women in neighboring countries work together to aid women of Eastern Congo

Women in neighboring countries work together to aid women of Eastern Congo

Joe DeCapua – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Goma, DRC – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, AFRICA: Humanitarian agencies are scrambling to locate displaced civilians and provide assistance following the M23 rebel group’s takeover the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. For years, the town has been the center of aid operations, but […]

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICRC) Ango Territory, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF  CONGO, AFRICA: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day (10 October), the ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross looks at the plight of children and youth forcibly recruited by armed groups the psychosocial support provided by local actors to lighten their heavy load after […]

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

Gillian Lamunu – WNN Opinion (WNN/IWPR) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence. On May 23, Interior Minister Hilary Onek extended the Amnesty Act for a further 12 months, but in a form that left out crucial clauses […]