DRC towns vote in polls delayed by conflict, Ebola

2019-03-31 19:05

Voters in Beni and Butembo, towns in northeastern DRC ravaged by conflict and an Ebola epidemic, have taken part in long-delayed elections.

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.

Ebola medical centre attacked in DRC for 2nd time in week

2019-02-28 09:42

The mayor of a city in DRC and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern city of Butembo, the second Ebola clinic in the region attacked in a week.

UN experts say Belgium needs to apologise for colonialism

2019-02-12 09:01

UN experts say that racial discrimination "is endemic" in Belgium's institutions and that the nation needs to apologise for crimes committed during its colonisation of Congo.

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

DRC's new president urges thousands of exiles: Come home

2019-02-09 18:14

Albert Tumba says he was forced to leave Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 for neighbouring Republic of Congo.

DRC's new president on first trip to African countries

2019-02-08 09:31

Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi has landed in Brazzaville, the capital of neighboring Republic of the Congo as part of his first international trip after being elected president in late January

Experts call for emergency declaration on DRC's Ebola

2019-02-05 09:22

An international group of public health experts has called on The World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee and consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.

Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, arrests 2 Vietnamese

2019-01-31 20:18

Ugandan authorities have seized 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales being smuggled from neighbouring South Sudan, the revenue agency has said, in one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband in the East African country.

Top Africa stories: Zim cleric freed on bail, DRC rebel leaders surrender

2019-01-30 08:24

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire has been freed on bail, and at least three rebel chiefs have surrendered in a show of support for DRC's new president Felix Tshisekedi


Attack on DRC Ebola centre leaves one dead

2019-03-09 16:21

Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities say.

DR Congo election runner-up refuses to take seat as MP

2019-03-07 05:51

Martin Fayulu, the runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo's controversial presidential vote, said on Wednesday he would refuse to take his seat as an MP, describing the role as inappropriate for someone who considered himself to be the country's "elected president."

Aid agency MSF suspends work in part of eastern DR Congo

2019-02-18 09:34

Doctors Without Borders has said it had suspended non-essential work in part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after gunmen abducted two of its local staff there earlier this month.

Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairperson of African Union

2019-02-10 19:22

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected chairperson of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections

2019-02-10 14:14

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

Revealed: DRC's 'invisible' massacre

2019-02-09 13:33

It was a bloodbath that happened out of sight of the rest of the world and was largely unnoticed even at home, occurring in the runup to fiercely-disputed elections.

Strikes set first test for DRC's Tshisekedi

2019-02-07 06:59

Felix Tshisekedi is facing his maiden test as president of Democratic Republic of Congo - not from rivals in the political arena, as many have expected, but from striking workers.

New DRC president seeks to reassure security forces

2019-02-04 21:02

Democratic Republic of Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, has sought to reassure the country's security forces that he would be as "benevolent" as his predecessor, after taking power in the country's first-ever peaceful change of leadership.

DRC seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

2019-01-31 14:30

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has asked its UN peacekeeping mission for help against Rwandan rebels planning operations against Rwanda from inside Congolese territory, the UN has said.

In DRC, 3 rebel chiefs surrender in nod to new president

2019-01-29 21:31

Three militia leaders, including a man accused of murdering 39 police officers, surrendered in a show of support for Democratic Republic of Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi, local officials have said.

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