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DR Congo,  Somalia, Zimbabwe 2009

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congo Advocacy Coalition report said disarming the Hutu rebels is a top priority - but that for every rebel who has been disarmed this year, one civilian has been killed, seven women or girls raped, and 900,000 people made homeless. Photo: AFP

The Congo Advocacy Coalition report said disarming the Hutu rebels is a top priority - but that for every rebel who has been disarmed this year, one civilian has been killed, seven women or girls raped, and 900,000 people made homeless. Photo: AFP

UN drops Congo army unit over killings BBC News November 2, 2009 UN criticized for support of Congo offensive that caused widespread killings and rape BBC News October 13, 2009

After two wars and a decade of mistrust, Rwanda and Congo have agreed to deal militarily with a common menace -- the Rwandan Hutu militia known as the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda, or FDLR. The potentially brutal operation is aimed at forcibly disarming the estimated 6,500 militiamen who organized in Congo after the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Photo:  Washington Post

After two wars and a decade of mistrust, Rwanda and Congo have agreed to deal militarily with a common menace -- the Rwandan Hutu militia known as the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda, or FDLR. The potentially brutal operation is aimed at forcibly disarming the estimated 6,500 militiamen who organized in Congo after the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Photo:  Washington Post

Rwanda's move into Congo fuels suspicion: some in mineral-rich region see broader motives than disarming Hutu militiamen Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post February 13, 2009

The village of Kibati lies in an area recently controlled by rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, who was arrested last week. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/ Washington Post

The village of Kibati lies in an area recently controlled by rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, who was arrested last week. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/ Washington Post

Displaced Congolese return to the prospect of more violence  Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post January 25, 2009

Governments support rivals in East Congo, UN panel says Colum Lynch  Washington Post  December 13, 2008 European Union split on Congo troop mission BBC News December 8, 2008

Congolese gather at an improvised displaced persons camp in Kibati, 15 miles north of the provincial capital of Goma, near where fighting was centered. Other refugees fled to Uganda. Photo: Walter Astrada/Getty Images

Congolese gather at an improvised displaced persons camp in Kibati, 15 miles north of the provincial capital of Goma, near where fighting was centered. Other refugees fled to Uganda. Photo: Walter Astrada/Getty Images

2008 DRC stories

Somalia

US sends weapons to Somalia BBC News June 26, 2009

Dadaab, in north-eastern Kenya, is the world's biggest refugee camp, home to 260,000 people. It was built in 1991 for Somalis fleeing thefighting that erupted with the collapse of Siad Barre's militaryregime. Eighteen years on, conflict is still raging and Somaliscontinue to seek safety there. Mohammed Nur Hajin arrived in 1992 with his wife and daughter and has since had six more children. Photo: BBC

Dadaab, in north-eastern Kenya, is the world's biggest refugee camp, home to 260,000 people. It was built in 1991 for Somalis fleeing thefighting that erupted with the collapse of Siad Barre's militaryregime. Eighteen years on, conflict is still raging and Somaliscontinue to seek safety there. Mohammed Nur Hajin arrived in 1992 with his wife and daughter and has since had six more children. Photo: BBC

In Kenya camp for Somali refugees, opened 18 years ago, many people have never left, others arrive daily  BBC News May 15, 2009

Behind the bare brick walls of a desolate former British colonial prison, five jailed Somali pirates didn't seem very fearsome at all.  Anarchy in Somalia has not only meant pirates but also vessels from countries such as France, Spain, Indonesia, and South Korea illegally gobbling up hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of fish from Somali waters, leading to destitution among Somali fisherman, and consequently piracy   Shashank Bengali Christian Science Monitor  May 5, 2009

The risks of piracy mean little to people accustomed to violence. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Piracy symptom of bigger problem: Somalis have faced hunger and violence for many years BBC News April 15, 2009

Somalia: Urgent help needed for drought affected IRIN March 31, 2009

Satellite image from UNOSAT of a suspected hijacked tanker at anchor off the Somali coast at Garacad, near Eyl, Puntland, September 2008 Photo: UNOSAT

Satellite image from UNOSAT of a suspected hijacked tanker at anchor off the Somali coast at Garacad, near Eyl, Puntland, September 2008 Photo: UNOSAT

Somalia: Inside a pirate network IRIN News January 13, 2009

slamist insurgents control much of Mogadishu now. Photo: BBC

Islamist insurgents control much of Mogadishu now. Photo: BBC

Somali joy as Ethiopians withdraw from two main bases in Mogadishu  BBC News January 13, 2009  More Somalia stories

2008 Somalia stories

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's diamond production draws scrutiny by  World Diamond Council for human rights abuses by Zimbabwe's army and police, who also take the lion's share of profits from diamond production   Sarah Childress and Farai Mutsaka Wall Street Journal September 14,  2009 See Hunger Notes special report: harmful economic systems and how they oppress people

Bumper crop, but Zimbabwe hungry BBC News June 25, 2009

Zimbabwe prime minister Tsvangirai says that his efforts to restore democratic freedoms and the rule of law to Zimbabwe have so far failed  Al Jazeera May 31, 2009

Zimbabwe vice-president seeks to sell 4 tons of Congo gold Grant Ferrett  BBC News February 24, 2009

Bennett (L), proposed by his (opposition) party MDC as deputy agriculture minister in the new 'unity' government , lost his property under Mugabe's land reform program. He is to be tried for terrorism, a charge that his party views  as a politically motivated attempt to undermine the power-sharing agreement. Photo: AFP

Bennett (L), proposed by his (opposition) party MDC as deputy agriculture minister in the new 'unity' government , lost his property under Mugabe's land reform program. He is to be tried for terrorism, a charge that his party views  as a politically motivated attempt to undermine the power-sharing agreement. Photo: AFP

Zimbabwe opposition figure to be tried for terrorism  Celia Dugger New York Times February 18, 2009

Tsvangirai takes the oath of office. Photo: BBC

Tsvangirai takes the oath of office. Photo: BBC

Tsvangirai becomes Zimbabwe's prime minister BBC News  February 11, 2009 Tsvangirai's tough choice Peter Biles BBC News  February 11, 2009

Half the people in Zimbabwe will be dependent on food aid by the end of the year, humanitarian groups warn Al Jazeera February 7, 2009

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai fail to form a unity government BBC News January 20, 2009

Seven-year-old Sinikiwe cradles her young brother Simba. Hunger stalks their family. Their local church, supported by the charity Tearfund provides what little food, clothing and seed they have. Photo: BBC

Seven-year-old Sinikiwe cradles her young brother Simba. Hunger stalks their family. Their local church, supported by the charity Tearfund provides what little food, clothing and seed they have. Photo: BBC

Disease and starvation in Zimbabwe  Paul Martin BBC News January 15, 2009 

A 50 billion Zimbabwean dollar note. Photo: AFP

A 50 billion Zimbabwean dollar note. Photo: AFP

Zimbabwe introduces a Z$100 trillion note, currently worth about US$30--prices can double in a day  BBC News January 16, 2009 

 

2008 Zimbabwe stories

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