Democratic Republic of the Congo
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50 feared dead in Congo gold mine collapse
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50 feared dead in Congo gold mine
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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Assumes UN Protection After Death Threats
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Fighters enter eastern DRC city, surround prison
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Congo mining provinces impose new COVID-19 lockdownsAuthorities in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern mining heartland announced temporary lockdowns on Tuesday in an effort to widen coronavirus testing and prevent a worrying situation from..
Congo says it will launch a tender for a new passport maker after Semlex talks failThe Democratic Republic of Congo will tender for a new passport-maker after talks with Brussels-based manufacturer Semlex fell through, the country's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Congo probing 'violent death' of judge in landmark graft trialDemocratic Republic of Congo's justice ministry said it had launched a murder investigation after an autopsy found the judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president's chief of staff had..
Judge in landmark Congo graft trial died violent death, says ministerThe high court judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president's chief of staff in Democratic Republic of Congo died a violent death from blows to the head, the justice minister said on..
Dozens missing after boat capsizes on Congo side of Lake KivuDozens of people were missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and a civil society leader said on Tuesday.
World Bank approves $1 billion for health, education in CongoThe World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved $1 billion in funding for Democratic Republic of Congo's education and health systems that have been weakened by years of under-funding, conflict and..
Congo's gold being smuggled out by the tonne, U.N. report findsGold production in Democratic Republic of Congo continues to be systematically underreported while tonnes of the precious metal is smuggled into global supply chains through its eastern neighbours, a..
Veteran Congo politician Pierre Lumbi dies from coronavirusVeteran Congolese politician Pierre Lumbi, once an advisor to former President Joseph Kabila and latterly a leading opposition figure, died on Sunday, friends and allies said, becoming the country's..
Leopold not to blame for Congo abuse, Belgian king's brother saysThe brother of Belgium's king joined a swelling debate about its past on Friday by saying that King Leopold II, under whose rule millions of Congolese were killed or maimed, could not have "made people..
Mercy Corps says more than $600,000 lost in Congo aid scamInternational aid agency Mercy Corps on Thursday said it believed over $600,000 was siphoned from its emergency cash programme in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a scam that could have targeted..
Congo prosecutor seeks 20-year sentence for president's chief of staffProsecutors asked a high court in the Democratic Republic of Congo to sentence Vital Kamerhe, the president's chief of staff, to 20 years in prison for his alleged role in the embezzlement of more than..
WHO hopes to work with U.S. on Ebola despite Trump criticismThe World Health Organization hopes to work "side by side" with the United States to contain an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, its chief said on Wednesday, despite their differences over the new..
Should we remove statues of Congo's coloniser king, Belgian councillor asksA Brussels councillor has urged a debate on what to do with statues of Belgian King Leopold II, the brutal coloniser of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, which have been defaced by..
Up to 12 infected in Congo's new Ebola outbreak: WHOUp to 12 people have been found infected with Ebola in a new outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
Inspired by U.S. protests, some Belgians want colonial king statues removedInspired by global protests at the death of unarmed black American George Floyd, some 30,000 people in Belgium have signed two petitions to remove statues of the country's colonial-era King Leopold II,..
Two more people infected with Ebola in new Congo outbreak, WHO saysThe Ebola virus has infected two more people in Equateur province in western Democratic Republic of Congo and spread to a new area 150 km (93 miles) away from the original six cases, the World Heath..
Militia kills 16 villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo raidMilitia fighters killed 16 people in a raid on a village in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the latest in a spate of ethnic attacks that the United Nations has said could be..
Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreakAuthorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018.
Congo declares new Ebola epidemic, 1,000 km from eastern outbreakDemocratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.
U.N. warns of possible war crimes in northeastern CongoWidespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes against humanity and war..
Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast CongoSuspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near..
Judge in graft trial of Congo president's chief of staff diesThe high court magistrate overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the Congo president's chief of staff died of a heart attack overnight in the capital Kinshasa, police said on Wednesday, ruling out..
Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern CongoSuspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a village in northeastern Congo on Monday, a local civil society leader and a monitoring organisation said, the latest..
New hotline helps families survive abuse in CongoFour days after the Congolese government shut down Kinshasa's pulsating nightlife, her husband knocked out some of her teeth and went to live with his mistress, leaving her bleeding and naked on the..
U.N. prosecutor: remains of Rwandan war crimes suspect found in CongoThe remains of a fugitive major suspect from the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been identified in a grave in Congo, a United Nations war crimes prosecutor said on Friday.
DR Congo police crackdown on sect killed 55 in 'bloodbath': Human Rights WatchDemocratic Republic of Congo police killed at least 55 people in a crackdown on a separatist religious sect in April, more than double the toll reported by the interior ministry at the time, Human..
Armed group kills 20 villagers in northeast CongoAn armed group killed at least 20 civilians in an overnight raid on a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the latest incident in a surge of ethnic violence that has forced..
Congo president replaces chief of staff amid graft trialCongo President Felix Tshisekedi has temporarily replaced his chief of staff Vital Kamerhe who is charged with stealing public funds, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Armed group in northeast Congo says to lay down weaponsAn armed group in northeast Congo known for using fetishes to protect its fighters said on Monday it would lay down its arms and end attacks against civilians and the army, weeks after its leader was..
DR Congo police arrest leader of separatist cult after deadly clashesPolice in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday arrested Ne Muanda Nsemi, the leader of a separatist religious sect, killing eight of his followers as they raided his home in Kinshasa, the..
Eastern Congo militia ambush kills 16, including 12 park rangersSuspected Hutu militiamen killed 16 people, including 12 rangers, on Friday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, a government official said, in the deadliest such attack in..
Fourteen Congo separatists killed in clashes with police, localsFourteen members of a religious sect aiming to revive the pre-colonial Kongo kingdom died during clashes with the police and locals in western Democratic Republic of Congo, the interior ministry said..
Twenty-three floors up, seven siblings endure lockdown in CongoIbrahim points down to the empty main boulevard in downtown Kinshasa, Congo's capital, which has resembled a ghost town since April 6 when the government imposed a neigbourhood-wide lockdown in..
Escape of Ebola patient in Congo sparks fear of further infectionAn Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last week, the World Health..
Congo records second Ebola death in days: WHODemocratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than six weeks without a new case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.
Congo governor condemns rising insecurity at mines in gold provinceIllegal mining and trading are fuelling worsening violence on mine sites, the governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's gold-rich Ituri province said, after armed robbers killed four people, including..
Weary from Ebola, Congo also fights coronavirusCongo has been battling an Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands of people for more than 18 months, and now it must also face a new scourge: the coronavirus pandemic. (April 10)
Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 daysThe first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history..
Man who contracted Ebola in Congo has died: regional health authoritiesA man who contracted Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo has died, regional health authorities said in a statement on Friday.
First Ebola case in Congo in 50 days, dashing hopes that outbreak overDemocratic Republic of Congo recorded its first case of Ebola in more than 50 days, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over.
Congo reports first Ebola case in six weeksThe first case of Ebola in more than 50 days has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Friday, in a major setback to hopes that the second worst outbreak in..
In parts of Africa, police are accused of excess force amid coronavirus lockdownsDays after Congo announced emergency restrictions to curb the new coronavirus, a police video started circulating online showing an officer in the capital beating a taxi driver for violating a..
Congo mine attack kills three Chinese nationals: XinhuaA gun attack in a mining area in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has killed three Chinese nationals, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, citing the Chinese embassy in the..
U.S. says two locally employed staff at foreign missions died of the coronavirusTwo locally employed staff at U.S. foreign missions, one in Indonesia and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have died of the coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, its first..
Congo closes borders, enforces state of emergency over coronavirusCongo's president closed the country's borders and imposed a state of emergency on Tuesday to contain the coronavirus outbreak, following other African nations that have imposed strict measures in..
Democratic Republic of Congo locks down mining area, workers sent home over coronavirusDemocratic Republic of Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and cobalt heartland on Monday, as two of the country's largest mines took steps to reduce staff levels in response to an..
Former DR Congo health minister convicted of embezzling Ebola fundsA former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his financial advisor were sentenced on Monday to five years of forced labor for embezzling more than $400,000 from the country's Ebola..
Congo imposes 48-hour lockdown on mining province over coronavirusCongo imposed a two-day lockdown in Haut-Katanga, an area rich in copper and cobalt, after two people tested positive for the coronavirus, the provincial governor said late on Sunday.
Congo health authorities stumble with first coronavirus case confusionWhen Congo announced its first coronavirus case, all the details from the health ministry about the patient were wrong, drawing a rebuke from the president and highlighting the challenges the huge..