Dr Congo

50 dead after train derails in DR Congo

2019-09-12 19:22

At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation.

South African consulate, shops attacked in DR Congo city

2019-09-05 19:22

Protestors smashed the windows of the South African consulate in DR Congo's second largest city and attacked South African-owned stores, in reprisal for attacks on foreigners in Johannesburg, an AFP reporter saw.

Ebola outbreaks: a grim, deadly history

2019-08-31 08:32

The death toll from the latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed 2,000 on Friday, making it the second worst ever outbreak of the disease.

DR Congo unveils new government after months-long delay

2019-08-26 22:33

Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.

Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu

2019-08-20 05:46

A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities have said, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province.

Ebola in DRC: Three medics arrested over killing of WHO doctor

2019-08-09 07:39

A local doctors association has threatened to strike if their colleagues are not released within 48 hours.

Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DRC - Congolese presidency

2019-08-01 11:08

Rwanda has shut its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said.

New Ebola case diagnosed in DR Congo's Goma: health official

2019-07-30 21:54

A second case of Ebola has been registered in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, a major transport hub, a Congolese health official said on Tuesday.

DR Congo rivals forge government pact 7 months after polls

2019-07-27 13:29

The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from veteran ruler Joseph Kabila, officials said.

Ramaphosa urges speedy release of DR Congo vote results amid mounting tension

2019-01-09 20:08

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Kidnapped SA mine worker released in DR Congo

2019-09-06 11:59

A South African mine worker kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed more than a month after he was snatched by an armed group in the country's restive east, local media reports.

Ebola: Profile of a killer

2019-08-31 14:39

The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2 000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record.

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 2 000 - official

2019-08-30 20:57

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 2 000 lives, out of a total of 3 000 recorded cases since August last year, health officials say.

Why the DRC Ebola outbreak was declared a global emergency and why it matters

2019-08-22 11:50

In mid-July the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern.

First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province

2019-08-16 15:57

The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said.

DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola

2019-08-03 20:01

Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the densely populated city tested positive for the disease, the country's presidency said.

DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary

2019-07-31 21:49

An epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo sharply widened on Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with the announcement of a death in a major city and the quarantining of 15 people in a province that had previously escaped the

South African kidnapped in DR Congo - army

2019-07-30 10:19

A South African and a Zimbabwean working for Canadian gold mining firm Banro have been kidnapped in DR Congo's restive east, an army spokesperson says.

WATCH: This 14-year-old's miniature football stadiums from around the world is incredible

2019-07-19 19:54

A 14-year-old student from Kinshasa is making a name for himself as a budding architect by building miniature models of football stadiums from all over the world and also from his home country.

South Africa pushes UN to postpone DR Congo meeting

2019-01-07 19:02

The UN Security Council has postponed a key meeting on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at South Africa's request, after an announcement on the results was delayed, say diplomats.

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