updated Sun. August 28, 2022
International Rivers (blog)
March 8, 2018
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, we honor Blandine Bonianga, the phenomenal women's rights activist who works to empower rural women to claim their rights to energy and water. Along the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers in Southeast Asia, we amplify the voices of women who speak eloquently of allÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
Angola DR Congo refugees The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and criticised the Angolan government for forcing some 500 refugees to return. Angola's government forced 530 Congolese to return toÃâÃÂ ...
March 5, 2018
A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mineral cobalt is used in virtually all ... At barely 10 years old, children lug heavy sacks of cobalt to be washed in rivers. From as early as four, they can pick it out of a pile.
February 28, 2018
At least 14 people are feared drowned after two overcrowded, rickety boats sank in the River Congo, the interior minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) told AFP Wednesday, though local sources ... Boat accidents occur frequently in DR Congo, both in the vast country's lakes and on its rivers.
February 26, 2018
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the flood relief activities of the Episcopal Diocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... Rain fell for almost 24 hours, causing two rivers to overflow and destroying over 450 homes, bridges and part of the transportation infrastructure inÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
He crossed a river which almost swept him away. With him he carried an old mattress and a plastic bucket containing his belongings. Now the 58-year-old man is standing on a hill, overlooking hundreds of makeshift shelters at the Kalunga site for internally displaced people in Tanganyika province, in theÃâÃÂ ...
February 19, 2018
Global response to Pope's call to pray for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo ... Jean-Pierre Lacroix, visits the Monusco (United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) base on the banks of the Semuliki river in northeastern Congo in December,ÃâÃÂ ...