DRC capital to go into lockdown from Saturday: official

2020-03-26 22:45

The Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa will go into "total confinement" for four days from Saturday to help contain the spread of coronavirus, authorities say.

WATCH | In the shadow of coronavirus, measles rips through Congo

2020-03-24 12:02

Just as Ebola is waning in Democratic Republic of Congo, Covid-19 has arrived - meaning efforts to tackle a measles epidemic which has killed thousands of people are likely to remain unprioritised.

War crimes convict Thomas Lubanga freed in DRC

2020-03-16 18:34

A Congolese former militia warlord, Thomas Lubanga, has been set free after serving a landmark 14-year term for war crimes handed down by the International Criminal Court.

DRC: Last Ebola patient discharged with end of outbreak in sight

2020-03-04 22:37

The last patient treated for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been discharged, the World Health Organisation says, bringing the 19-month-old outbreak closer than ever to an end.

IMF urges DRC to cut budget, halt central bank loans

2020-02-26 21:57

The IMF has voiced concern over the Democratic Republic of Congo's 2020 budget and urged its central bank to stop drawing down foreign currency reserves and advancing money to the government.

Five dead hostages found after eastern DRC massacre

2020-02-19 22:01

Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern DR Congo this week have been found dead, a local official says.

DRC halves budget in blow to Tshisekedi plans

2020-02-17 20:48

The Democratic Republic of Congo must nearly halve government spending plans this year, the finance ministry says, in a blow to President Felix Tshisekedi's much-touted anti-poverty schemes.

Fearing new rebel attacks, thousands flee Ebola-hit DRC town

2020-02-11 18:53

Mangina, a town of at least 72 000 in DRC's volatile east, was eerily empty on Tuesday after a massacre last week by a dreaded rebel group which locals fear will strike again.

Rape allegation raises concerns over DRC evangelical churches

2020-02-03 22:08

A rape accusation against a hugely popular revivalist preacher, gospel singer and televangelist has shone a light on the highly lucrative world of evangelical churches in the DRC.

Nearly 200 killed in two eastern DRC provinces last month: monitor

2020-01-27 22:30

Nearly 200 civilians were killed in violence last month in two volatile provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, the highest toll since June 2017, a monitor said Monday.


Public distrust hampers Africa fight against virus misinformation

2020-03-26 17:07

African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.

Another DR Congo city in coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-23 17:09

The second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo began a 48-hour lockdown.

DRC hopes to declare end to Ebola outbreak in April

2020-03-09 22:00

DRC health officials say they are "keeping fingers crossed" to declare the end of the devastating 19-month epidemic next month.

At least 20 killed in DRC militia violence

2020-03-02 22:02

Fresh violence in DRC's restive northeastern Ituri province has killed at least 20 more people, the army and a local source say.

DRC graft probe nabs Lebanese construction boss

2020-02-25 20:00

A Lebanese construction company boss has been detained as part of a vast embezzlement investigation launched by President Felix Tshisekedi, a judicial source says.

Friction between DRC and Rwanda after dissident singer dies

2020-02-19 19:41

Rwanda has lashed out at the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death of a dissident singer in Rwandan police custody has revived long-running criticism of Kigali.

WHO 'encouraged' by improved Ebola situation in DRC

2020-02-11 22:00

The World Health Organisation says it is "encouraged" by an improvement in the Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo but urged caution.

Surviving WWII Congo troops honoured for colonial-era battles

2020-02-06 13:48

Albert Kunyuku Ngoma was a young Congolese corporal in the colonial Belgian army when he was forced to battle in WWII as far away as Myanmar.

'If this child dies, what will I do?' Never-ending struggles of refugee mother

2020-01-28 15:55

A refugee describes fleeing violence in the eastern DRC with her children only to face the fear of more in South Africa.

Rights in DRC still under threat a year after change, Amnesty says

2020-01-24 17:01

Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.

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