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Congo: More Than 20 Killed in Arms Depot Blasts

(KINSHASA, Congo) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo says explosions from an arms depot near the diamond-mining hub of Mbuji-Mayi have killed...

Congo Suspends International Adoptions

(KINSHASA, Congo) — The Congolese minister of the interior says that the government of Congo has decided to suspend international adoptions of Congolese...

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How to Save Elephants

In a bid last week to show his country’s commitment to curbing the multibillion-dollar-a-year illegal ivory trade, Chadian President Idriss Déby set aflame a...

American Atrocity: Remembering My Lai

Through the centuries, whether combatants have fought with spears, bows and arrows, muzzle-loading rifles, naval cannons, long-range bombers, nuclear weapons or...

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In volatile Congo, a new U. N. force with teeth

With shells flying overhead, the Congolese soldiers pressed forward on a desolate stretch of road near the Rwandan border. Ahead of them was a rebel army, firing relentlessly....

In traumatic arc of a refugee camp, Congo's war runs deep

Bright orange flowers marked the execution spot. The bodies of 11 men of fighting age lay in a heap near a latrine. They had been shot. The 25 women, children and babies lying...