DRC | Development and Peace


The Church in Madagascar and the DRC come together to address mining injustice.

September 27, 2013
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Mgr Gaetano di Pierro, évêque de Moramanga; Mgr Fulgence Muteba, évêque de Kilwa-Kasenga; l’abbé David Luhaka de la Commission Justice et paix du diocèse de Kalemie-Kirungu

From September 1st to September 8th, 2013, a mission that included bishops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited Madagascar. The group was made up of the Most Rev. Fulgence Muteba Mugalu, Bishop of Kilwa Kasenga; the Most Rev. Ruvezi Kashala Gaston, Bishop of Sakania Kipushi; Father David Luhaka of the diocese of Kalemie Kirungu; and Fidèle Banza Mutombo, Development Advisor for Community Radio of  Katanga (RCK).

DRC : New documentary delves into the trial for the murder of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya

April 16, 2013
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Three years ago, Floribert Chebeya, a Congolese human rights activist and president of the non-governmental organization La Voix des Sans Voix (a voice for the voiceless), was found murdered in his car. The investigation into his death led to the arrest and trial of several police officers believed to be behind the murder.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bishops call for national unity and territorial integrity

December 13, 2012
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer and Serge Blais, Program Officer for Africa
WFP and Caritas provide first assistance to the Congolese displaced by war in Mugunga   camp 3. Photo: Taylor Toeka/Caritas Goma

The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is getting bogged down, with civilians being its main victims. The Congolese government of President Joseph Kabila and the M23 rebels met in recent days in Kampala, Uganda's capital, to negotiate an end to the hostilities.

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Congo: Call for action to end violence in DRC

November 23, 2012
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Kanyaruchinya camp North of Goma where 38,000 displaced seek assistance and protection from the conflict.

The capture of the city of Goma by ‘M23’ rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been a major cause for concern for the security of the local population. Ongoing violence in the DRC since 1996 has led to five million deaths and this latest incident has caused the displacement of an estimated 100,000 people.

Bringing aid to the displaced in eastern DRC

June 22, 2012
Guy Des Aulniers, Emergency Programs Officer
Thousands have been displaced in the DRC by conflict

Recent conflict between the supporters of General Bosco Ntaganda and the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) in North Kivu has led to the massive displacement of thousands of people in the region.

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