DRC : murder of 2 UN workers, YARPTI calls for investigation

A Swedish aid worker who was abducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been found dead, the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations confirmed on Wednesday. 36-year-old Zaida Catalán was found dead with an American colleague and their Congolese interpreter. YARPTI has called on the DRC authorities to go into full investigation  so as to fish out the perpetrators. […]

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US: Don’t Suspend Conflict Minerals Rule

A move reportedly under consideration by the Trump administration to suspend a rule requiring companies to disclose their source for gold and other potential “conflict minerals” could enrich abusive armed groups in Africa, Human Rights Watch said today. Suspension of the rule, known as Dodd-Frank 1502, would undermine positive efforts to eliminate conflict minerals from the supply chain of major […]

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Human Rights Watch Calls for the Establishment of a War Crimes Commission for the Democratic Republic Of Congo

In a letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and released publicly today, Human Rights Watch is calling for the establishment of a war crimes commission to investigate the alleged atrocities committed in the course of the military offensive in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). A new UN report on the human rights situation in Congo/Zaire, […]

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