Dr Congo

First coronavirus death in Morocco, as DR Congo confirms first case

2020-03-10 18:30

Morocco's health ministry has confirmed the country's first death linked to the new coronavirus was an 89-year-old woman who suffered from chronic health problems.

Seven killed in new DR Congo raid: NGO

2020-02-01 21:42

Seven people died in a fresh attack by the Mai-Mai militia on three police posts in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, where more than 60 people have been killed in violence this week.

UPDATE: SANDF confirms SA Air Force plane crash in DRC

2020-01-09 16:34

A South African Air Force plane has crashed at Goma Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IMF approves $368m credit facility for DR Congo

2019-12-17 10:27

The International Monetary Fund has said it had agreed to a $368.4m credit facility for strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, to enable its authorities 'to meet their urgent balance of payment needs'.

WATCH | Death toll rises to 29 in DR Congo plane crash

2019-11-25 13:19

At least 29 people have been killed when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo: MSF charity

2019-11-14 14:37

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo began using a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity has said.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DRC

2019-10-11 06:38

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

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.


New killings in eastern DR Congo blamed on ADF militia

2020-02-10 09:31

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces militia have killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after another massacre, according to local officials and police.

WATCH | SA Air Force plane goes up in flames after crash landing, no injuries reported

2020-01-09 21:17

Nobody was injured when a South African Air Force plane crash landed at Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

10 000 families to be moved from DR Congo cobalt site - provincial governor

2019-12-18 10:47

DR Congo authorities are to pay some 10,000 families to move away from a southeastern town sitting atop billions of dollars worth of cobalt, a provincial governor said Tuesday.

DR Congo survivors recount horror attacks by axe-wielding rebels

2019-12-06 15:52

"Those who didn't flee like myself were hacked to pieces with machetes," said nine-year-old Edvige Kalivanda, whose parents were butchered in the latest wave of terror to rock DR Congo's volatile east.

Plane crashes into homes in east DR Congo city, killing 23

2019-11-24 20:21

At least 23 people have been killed when a small plane crashed into houses in a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Twenty dead in DR Congo bus accident

2019-10-20 13:22

Twenty people were killed early Sunday when a packed bus came off the road on a highway west of the DR Congo capital Kinshasa and burst into flames, a local official said.

DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

2019-09-21 20:06

Vaccine made by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson to be deployed as Ebola continues to surge, DRC health officials say.

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.

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