Exploitation in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now receiving global attention thanks to a new trending social media hashtag, #CongoIsBleeding, that seeks to highlight the child slavery, deadly conflicts and corruption spawned by the quest to feed megacompanies with minerals.Continue reading “#CongoIsBleeding: New hashtag draws attention to deadly exploitation in Congolese mines”
Sex abuse victims’ advocate will help lead commission investigating claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in Congo Ebola outbreak
By Nellie Peyton
DAKAR, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up a seven-person independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.Continue reading “WHO names independent body to investigate Congo sex abuse claims”
More than 50 women have alleged that they have been sexually abused or exploited in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Ebola aid workers who said they were from some of the world’s top humanitarian organisations.Continue reading “Democratic Republic of Congo: More than 50 women allege abuse by Ebola aid workers”
A railway ticket office worker has died with coronavirus after being spat at by a man who claimed he had Covid-19.
Belly Mujinga, 47, who had underlying respiratory problems, was working at Victoria station in London in March when she was assaulted, along with a female colleague.
KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to seven.Continue reading “Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case”