Democratic Republic Of Congo


Two killed in violent protests in eastern DR Congo

2019-11-27 12:50

Two people have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official has said.

Fresh fighting breaks out in northeastern DRC - army

2019-08-26 05:42

Fighting has broken out again in the northeastern Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.

Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa

2019-08-01 20:52

Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinshasa said.

DRC's health minister quits over government handling of Ebola

2019-07-23 06:15

Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga steps down after president's office takes charge of DR Congo's deadly Ebola epidemic.

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo

2019-07-15 11:48

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry has said.

Community mistrust high amid Congo Ebola outbreak - study

2019-03-29 05:40

One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges healthcare workers are now facing.

WATCH: 20 dead in new Ebola outbreak in DRC

2018-08-03 20:22

A new deadly Ebola outbreak has struck the Democratic Republic of Congo and claimed at least 20 lives.

De Beers eyes Zimbabwe, DRC after gaining SA permits

2018-02-07 19:57

De Beers may follow its resumption of exploration for diamonds in the Northern Cape by looking for long term opportunities in countries like Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

2017-10-16 10:01

Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated.

Congo nears Eskom power-supply deal to boost copper output

2017-04-24 17:15

The Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a provisional agreement to import power from SA that could boost copper production, according to the chamber of mines.

 

DRC ex-health minister questioned over use of Ebola funds

2019-08-28 11:37

Oly Ilunga, who resigned as DR Congo health minister last month, has been questioned as part of an inquiry into the use of public funds earmarked to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his lawyer says.

Mozambique sets up checkpoints for Ebola along Malawi border

2019-08-03 14:27

Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases on Earth with a fatality rate as high as 90%, is among a handful of illnesses governments consider a threat to national security.

Third Ebola case detected in DR Congo's Goma - medical source

2019-08-01 12:20

A one-year-old girl has become the third patient to test positive for Ebola in the densely populated DR Congo city of Goma, local officials have said, adding that she was the daughter of the second patient who died earlier in the week.

DRC Ebola outbreak an 'emergency of international concern': WHO

2019-07-17 20:30

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

WATCH: 'Rivers' of plastic block Kinshasa's waterways

2019-05-19 16:51

In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as thousands of plastic bottles have piled up over the years, causing deadly floods when it rains.

Congolese in SA rejoicing at prospect of return to DRC after 'landmark' election

2019-01-12 21:11

Members of the Congolese diaspora living in the Western Cape are rejoicing at the prospect of a change of government in their native land, a spokesperson has said.

WATCH: After 33 deaths, rapid response ends DRC's Ebola outbreak

2018-07-25 18:40

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that killed 33 people is now over, according to the World Health Organization and the country's health ministry.

Glencore directors step down from DRC unit amid probe

2017-11-20 15:06

Three Glencore executives have stepped down as directors of the Swiss trader’s copper and cobalt unit, Katanga Mining after an internal review found 'material weaknesses' in financial reporting controls at the operation.

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