Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicDemocratic Republic Congo

Topic: Democratic Republic Congo

M23 — why armed African group Indian soldiers helped defeat in 2013 is back in the news

Resurgence of M23, a rebel group thought to be defunct until last year, has led to blame game between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo, although peace efforts are under way.

Cobalt, copper, China: India should pay more attention to the savage violence in Congo

Leaving security to mercenaries is a path to proxy wars, colonial-era savagery. Democracies like India with an economic stake can't remain sidelined.

Congo national’s death in Bengaluru police custody triggers row, 5 held as protest turns violent

Police have identified the deceased as Joel Shindani Malu, who also went by the alias Joan, describing him as a 'drug peddler' who was caught red-handed late Sunday night.

Covid-19 pandemic: Vaccine ‘farce’ hits Australia, shots to be mandatory in Cambodia

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Laptops to phones, Cobalt demand is booming. Congolese miners need more protection

The Katanga region in Congo is home to more than half of the world’s cobalt resources. And more than 2 million Congolese miners depend on it for income.

Fact-checking site in Congo releases sign language videos for people with hearing problems

Congo Check has launched these videos so that the deaf and hard of hearing also have access to real information, especially during the Covid pandemic.

Congo was already battling four epidemics when Covid-19 struck

UNICEF says coronavirus will most likely divert Democratic Republic of Congo's available national health capacity and resources from other killer diseases.

‘Mad Mike’ Hoare, the Kolkata-born Irish mercenary who hijacked an Air India plane in 1981

Michael Hoare, who died Tuesday in Durban, gained notoriety as a mercenary — world’s second-oldest profession.

Donald Trump calls off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘public relations event’ citing shutdown

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces heat over second referendum option and African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final results of presidential elections. Donald...

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.