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DRC train derailment kills 24, mostly children, near Kananga

2019-03-18 10:49

At least 24 people have been killed and 31 injured in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to police and medical services.

Ebola response in Congo hampered by violence, 'toxic' security situation - Doctors Without Borders

2019-03-07 19:41

Doctors Without Borders has warned that the effort to control Congo's Ebola outbreak is hampered by a 'toxic' security situation including a series of attacks on its treatment centres.

DR Congo charges key 'witness' over UN experts' murder

2019-02-19 06:43

Military prosecutors in DR Congo say they have charged a key "witness" with conspiracy to murder over the 2017 killing of two UN experts in the war-torn central Kasai region.

Congo opposition leader rejects new president's outreach

2019-02-03 08:34

Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu in his first speech since losing a disputed election is rejecting any outreach by the new president.

Mining world watches as Congo counts votes for next leader

2019-01-05 13:11

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits election results marking the end of President Joseph Kabila’s rule. One thing is certain: the mining world is watching closely.

Bridge over Congo River project agreement signed

2018-11-10 07:47

A bridge across Africa's mighty Congo River, the first to link the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville, is planned according to an agreement signed in Johannesburg this week.

WATCH: An African migrant's journey to a Greek basketball court

2018-09-24 17:36

Seventeen-year-old Christ Wamba fled his homeland, the Congo Republic, for Greece, carrying a basketball. Now he plays for Thessaloniki's Aris team and dreams of the NBA.

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

2018-03-20 21:00

WHO says deadly tainted food outbreak in South Africa now threatens 16 African nations

Militia signs cease-fire with Republic of Congo government

2017-12-25 14:30

A militia says it has signed a cease-fire with the Republic of Congo government, agreeing to stop hostilities and help collect weapons held by fighters.

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

2017-07-17 06:13

Congo voters are going to the polls in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power.

 

Congo president pardons about 700 political prisoners

2019-03-14 13:06

Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor.

Ebola defence: South Sudan steps up border checks

2019-03-04 12:01

The international aid charity, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has suspended its operations in the wake of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two of its treatment centres were attacked.

Shootings kill eight in eastern DR Congo

2019-02-18 11:16

Eight people died in three shootings in Goma, eastern DR Congo, the town mayor said, while others complained authorities were slow to react to violence in North Kivu province.

Ryan Gosling urges credible election results in Congo

2019-01-08 17:00

As the results for Congo's elections are awaited, U.S. actor Ryan Gosling and activists with whom he has published a book about the Central African country, urged credible results that may bring stable governance to the country.

DRC violence drives at least 16 000 into Congo-Brazzaville

2019-01-04 14:59

At least 16 000 people have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbour after inter-communal clashes erupted last month in the southwest of the country, the UN says.

'Murder plot' has Congo opposition in France watching its back

2018-10-06 19:16

The affair reads like something out of a John Le Carre novel: two former French secret service agents accused of plotting to assassinate a senior opposition figure from a former African colony.

WATCH: Top 3 world news videos today

2018-08-09 07:36

Watch our playlist of the most talked about news videos today, August 9, 2018.

6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

2018-02-15 18:39

Six African nations among the world's worst to be a child in a war zone, new report says

Bringing Che's Congo revolution to life

2017-12-24 20:00

Film maker Khalo Matabane is breaking new ground in making a movie about the time Argentinian Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader Che Guevara spent in the Congo.

6 DRC rangers safe; US journalist, 3 others still missing

2017-07-16 09:00

Six Congolese rangers have been found in a large forest reserve in DRC's northeast a day after a security station was attacked by militia, but an US journalist and at least three other security guards remain missing, an official says

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