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· January, 2009

Stories about D.R. of Congo from January, 2009

27 January 2009

DRC:Virunga Gorilla Population Has Grown

On Tuesday, 27 January 2009, D.R of Congo's Virunga National Park authorities issued a press release declaring that the population of habituated – or human tolerant – mountain gorillas in...

23 January 2009

Uganda: Mountain Gorilla Population May Have Declined

We have always known that there are around 700 Mountain Gorillas still alive in the wild today – 336 of which are in Uganda - but a new study published...

22 January 2009

Conservation Through People

The core of conservation is the people who live adjacent to or inside conservation areas. It has therefore always been the goal of forward thinking conservationists to involve the local...

14 January 2009

Angola: With Ebola Around the Corner, Borders Are Closed

The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not spread into Angola. To prevent it happening, the neighbouring country has shut down its borders with the DRC and...

The Killing Continues in DR Congo's Wildlife Parks

Reportedly, the fighting in North Kivu province of DR Congo has quieted down a little. Sporadic fighting however continues to claim lives. On WildlifeDirect blogs, there are reports of two...

13 January 2009

DR Congo: Journalist released after 10 months in prison

DR Congo: A musical roundup

With so much bad news coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo lately, we decided to show a different perspective on the country and looking at a completely different type...

DR Congo: ICC trial for Bemba?

11 January 2009

Wildlife Tragedies and Happenings at WildlifeDirect Blogs

Attempts to flush out Uganda's Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group's leader, Joseph Kony, have not been very successful. Instead, the civilian casualties continue to pile up. One devastating tragedy...

DR Congo: Containing the Ebola Outbreak

In late December an outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola virus was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The outbreak is believed to have infected more than...

9 January 2009

From Kivu to Gaza: How the Media Choose the Conflicts They Cover

The debate on why the war in east Congo receives such little media attention compared to conflicts in the Middle East continues. A Rue89 journalist asks, "If an Israeli death...

6 January 2009

DR Congo: What went wrong in establishing lasting peace

DR Congo: New mass killings, weak media attention

While fighting in North Kivu has been somewhat quiet of late, there have been reports of mass killings perpetrated by the Ugandan rebel group LRA in the Congolese Haut-Uélé region...

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