Table of contents


  1. KENYA: Another bloody Sunday
  2. DRC: Fall of Goma puts 200,000 children at risk
  3. Overview: Crossing into the unknown
  4. DRC: Paths to peace in the Kivus
  5. DRC: No power, little safe water in Goma
  6. AFRICA: Trading your way out of poverty


KENYA: Another bloody Sunday
NAIROBI، 19/11/2012 (IRIN) - Before he knew what was happening, Charles Ngeana, 31, at the scene of Nairobi’s 18 November blast, was struck by a flying sheet of metal. The roof of a packed ‘matatu’ minibus on Route 28 was lifted up and its right side completely blown out. full report
DRC: Fall of Goma puts 200,000 children at risk
KINSHASA/NAIROBI، 20/11/2012 (IRIN) - The arrival of M23 rebels in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on 20 November, has triggered widespread concern over the humanitarian ramifications in a region already beset by armed conflict, widespread displacement and attacks on civilians. full report
Overview: Crossing into the unknown
JOHANNESBURG، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - Hamid’s parents migrated from Afghanistan before he was born and he grew up in Iran where life as an unregistered refugee was hard, particularly after his father returned to Afghanistan never to be heard from again. At the age of 15, Hamid paid smugglers to get him into Europe using money his two older brothers had raised from selling off their tailoring business. full report
DRC: Paths to peace in the Kivus
KAMPALA، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila and his Rwandan and Ugandan counterparts, Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni, held crisis talks in Uganda a day after rebels captured the eastern DRC town of Goma, amid fears the situation could escalate into a much wider conflict. full report
DRC: No power, little safe water in Goma
GOMA، 22/11/2012 (IRIN) - Thirty-one bodies have been collected from streets in and around the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Goma since rebels took it over on 20 November. Ten were government troops (FARDC), the rest, civilians, according to an NGO worker. full report
AFRICA: Trading your way out of poverty
LONDON، 23/11/2012 (IRIN) - As M23 rebel fighters marched into Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a small group of people in the UK were watching anxiously to see what would happen next. They had spent the past three years working with coffee growers south of the city to get their goods on the shelves of Sainsbury’s, one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets, as part of a wider initiative to help Africa trade its way out of poverty. full report