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Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Was Champion of Democracy and Human Rights

Click to expand Image Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo from the Democratic…
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo from the Democratic Republic of Congo arrives at the Synod hall in the Vatican on February 13, 2015.
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Peaceful Demonstration Is a Right, Not a Crime

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Members of the citizens’ movement Lucha after they were acquitted by a military court in Beni territory, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 20, 2021.
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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

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An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.
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Human Rights Defender Joseph Mukendi Dies Aged 73

The human rights community in the Democratic Republic of Congo mourns the passing of one of its most respected figures. Lawyer Jean-Joseph Mukendi wa Mulumba succumbed to Covid-19 on March 24 in the capital, Kinshasa – becoming the third person known to…
Jean-Joseph Mukendi wa Mulumba
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Opportunity for More Inclusive Society

The Democratic Republic of Congo is on track to pass its first law on the rights of people with disabilities, which could improve the lives of millions of people across the country.
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Men in wheelchairs play a game of basketball outside in the Democratic Republic of Congo.