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.
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).
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.
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.
27- year old Assie Assiétou was pregnant with her third child when she discovered that she is HIV positive.
On November the 7th, super typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. It was the strongest storm ever recorded to make landfall, with wind speeds of up to 315km/h (nearly 200mi/h)