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2013-12-02 04:21:03

KINSHASA, DR Congo, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gertler Family Foundation (GFF), in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), marked World AIDS Day by launching an aggressive new education campaign to stop violence against women in the DRC and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the military. The campaign was kicked off at a ceremony at Camp Kokolo, in the capital of Kinshasa, during which military officials released two 40-page booklets...

2012-11-20 16:23:44

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide calls for stronger protection of civilians and safe access to deliver humanitarian assistance after rebel forces besieged Goma, the capital city of North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo today. The violence is likely to forcibly displace thousands and threatens to trigger a humanitarian crisis if aid organizations are not able to reach those most affected by the...

2012-11-20 12:26:16

This week's fighting in Goma the latest in staggering increase in violence BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own government's troops and officials, in a vicious cycle of exploitation and abuse according to a new report by international agency Oxfam. The report is launched as fight engulfs the town of Goma in North Kivu, displacing...