The world body cites "improvements towards its conservation state" in its decision to remove Salonga, Africa's largest protected rainforest that is home to several endangered species, from the UNESCO list of threatened sites.
The film is vying for awards at the Cannes festival, held on the French Riviera, which runs until July 17.
President Salva Kiir vows no return to war amid looming starvation, political insecurity, economic ruin and natural calamities in the African country.
The role of Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic has once again come under the spotlight as allegations of war crimes emerge in a classified UN report obtained by an American media outlet.
UN's mission to DR Congo said the explosion was caused by a home-made bomb set up for an ambush.
A herder who led his livestock into a field was killed after the dispute with a farmer turned violent in the CAR. Chadian herders went on the rampage in reprisal, killing 14 people including women and children, torching 66 homes and granaries.
The Security Council holds an open meeting on the broader central Africa region where the United States and Russia traded accusations over actions in the Central African Republic.
A call for reparations holds states accountable for the atrocities they committed. When it comes to the DRC, Belgium would do well to go beyond empty words and performative gestures.
A monitoring group says at least 28 people were killed in Boga and 22 in Tchabi, villages lying about 10 kilometres apart as local sources attributed the attacks to the Daesh-linked Allied Democratic Forces, ADF.
Plane flown over eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Nyamuragira volcano area didn't spot any eruption, Communications Ministry says, hours after reporting a small eruption there.
Monitoring group reports at least 33 casualties in three days of attacks blamed on ADF – the deadliest of several armed militias that roam the mineral-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mismanagement meant there was no alert system in place, in fact, the volcano had not even been monitored in the months leading up to the eruption.
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