Human Rights

DRC Colonels Sentenced to Death in Killings of Two Chinese Workers

Six people, including two army colonels, were condemned to death by a DR Congo military court Friday for the killings of two Chinese mine workers.   Four other military personnel were sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Ituri Military Court.   All but one of those receiving the death sentence were members of the military.   The two colonels were accused of planning an attack on a convoy in March, with the aim of stealing four gold bars and $6,000 in cash being transported by the victims, who were returning from a gold mine.   In the Democratic

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Africa Gender Statistics conference opens in Nairobi

NAIROBI— More than 150 public and civil society actors from 40 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya for the joint Africa Gender Statistics Conference taking place from Sept 26-30.   Held under the theme ‘Gender Statistics Imperatives for Africa’, the Conference will interrogate gender statistics through the lens of agenda 2063—the African Union’s blueprint for transforming Africa into a global powerhouse, the Sustainable Development Goals that support gender equality and women’s empowerment, and global guidance on violence against women data, among others.   Delegates comprising policy analysts and gender statistics experts from line ministries, national statistical offices, and civil society

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