With security improving in DR Congo’s Kasai, thousands of refugees head home from Angola

As security has improved in the restive Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some 8,500 refugees have left the Lóvua settlement in Angola’s north-east Lunda Norte province in the past week, hoping to cross the border and return home, according to the UN refugee agency.

UN welcomes Angola’s repeal of anti-gay law, and ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation

In a move to embrace equality, Angola has decriminalized homosexuality and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, in a sweeping review of its colonial era penal code, which had stood since independence from Portugal in 1975.

News in Brief 26 October 2018

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  • Critical UNHCR aid reaches over 150,000 displaced Yemenis
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Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency

Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday.

In UN Assembly address, Angola emphasises its ‘decisive’ role in multilateralism

Underscoring the importance of multilateralism in solving global tensions, Angola told the United Nations General Assembly about its strong engagement and “decisive” role in restoring peace and security in the region, with its commitment for economic development and democratic society.

News in Brief 15 August 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relocating scores of Congolese refugees in Angola

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First of 33,000 Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola – UN agency

More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been relocated from reception centres in northern Angola to a newly established settlement, the United Nations refugee agency today said.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan force, DRC atrocities, Eritrea development

Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol “insecure roads”

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“Absolutely horrific” militia and government attacks in Kasais

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) released a report on Friday of “absolutely horrific” accounts of killings and human rights violations against villagers in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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News in Brief 12 June 2017 (AM)

US$65 million needed to help aid DRC refugees fleeing into Angola

The UN and partners are appealing for US$65 million in emergency aid to help refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fleeing across the border into Angola.

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