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A fight for the control of Sake, a strategically placed town in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, raged Thursday, while regional leaders sought to end the crisis.
An international police operation has freed nearly 400 children from forced labour in the West African country and arrested 73 people suspected of child trafficking or forced labour, Interpol announced Thursday.
As the humanitarian crisis escalates in East DR Congo, about 250,000 have been forced from their homes. The following is an excerpt from an email sent from Timothy (who works with Bridges of Hope Canada).
International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has announced new charges against a former Congolese rebel leader who is also a general in the Congolese Army despite having been already accused of war crimes.
Chocolate is one of life's greatest pleasures, but for the children working in slavery conditions in cacao fields across West Africa's Ivory Coast, the reality behind it is anything but sweet.
The villagers listen politely to the nutrition worker, but they can't contain their skepticism when she tells them to give vegetables to their children.
Help us help orphans in Zambia receive an education.
BENVAR, BURKINA FASO - Clarisse Kambire's nightmare rarely changes......