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How Will Companies Fare Under New SEC Rules?

The courts just upheld the SEC’s requirement that companies disclose their use of conflict minerals. Some companies are more prepared than others. Full story

Hundreds protest against Kabila in eastern Congo city Goma

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma on Thursday against President Joseph Kabila, accusing him of incompetence in efforts to neutralize rebels who have long plagued the region. Full story

U.N. pens deal for unarmed surveillance drones over Congo

PARIS (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin using unarmed drones on a trial basis to monitor its war-torn east, the head of peacekeeping operations told Reuters on Sunday. Full story

Advocacy groups urge new US envoy to push Congo governance

KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than a dozen advocacy groups urged the first U.S. special representative to Africa's war-torn Great Lakes region on Wednesday to push for democracy and good governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full story

U.N. chief appoints Germany's Martin Kobler as Congo envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed former German diplomat Martin Kobler on Monday as his special envoy to the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo, succeeding former U.S. diplomat Roger Meece in July. Full story

U.N. calls for sanctions on Central African Republic rights abusers

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy to the Central African Republic urged the Security Council on Wednesday to consider imposing sanctions on rebels accused of severe rights violations including rape, maiming, recruitment of child soldiers and forced marriages. Full story

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U.N. chief suggests Congo rebels had outside help to take Goma

U.N. hopes delayed peace deal for Congo can be signed this month

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  Jolie hears tales of monstrosities in Congo

Hollywood actress and human righst campaigner Angelina Jolie together with UK's foreign secretary William Hague meet with survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. C4's Cathy Newman, the  only journalist travelling  with them reports on some of the harrowing stories they witn

  Eastern Congo kids amazed by ultimate fighter’s hair

Some kids in eastern Congo enjoyed their visit from wrestler Justin “The Viking” Wren, who amazed them with his body hair. He stayed three weeks at the camp in central Africa to raise awareness of their living conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  Rebels attack Goma in DRC

Rebel soldiers attack Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels are allegedly backed by Rwanda and threaten troops backed by United Nations peacekeepers. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Lt. Bamdala of the Congolese army stands inside the military court in the eastern city of Goma
Lt. Bamdala of the Congolese army stands inside the military court in the eastern city of Goma

Lt. Salomon Bamdala of the Congolese army stands inside the military court in the eastern city of Goma, July 23, 2013, where he was accused of desecrating the corpse of a suspected M23 fighter in Kanyarustshinya. The United Nations is reviewing support to Democratic Republic of Congo army units accu

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A Congolese government army soldier rests during their patrol in Kibati village outside the eastern Congolese city of Goma

A Congolese government army soldier rests during their patrol in Kibati village outside the eastern Congolese city of Goma, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: MILITARY)

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TOPSHOTSGRAPHIC CONTENTThe bodies of two alleged M23 fighters are dumped out of the back of a pickup truck by Congolese Army soldiers in the village of Rusayo on July 16, 2013 during a press visit, some 13 kms from Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the army, on