Five DRC reporters 'abducted' by police: editor

2018-10-19 16:05

Five journalists at a newspaper in the Democratic Republic of Congo were "abducted" on Friday, their managing editor has said, after the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets.

DRC threatens international action over Angola expulsions

2018-10-18 16:02

The Democratic Republic of Congo has threatened to take international action over Angola's recent, and allegedly violent, expulsion of some 200 000 illegal migrants from its west African neighbour.

EXPLAINER: Why DRC's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

2018-10-17 21:41

The World Health Organisation is announcing whether Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus should be declared a global health emergency.

30 killed over two months in fighting in CAR diamond hub: UN

2018-10-16 18:26

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN has said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity.

DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east

2018-10-14 12:16

A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said Saturday.

Community fears grow as DRC Ebola death toll climbs

2018-10-12 19:29

Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast.

More than 30 killed in DRC gold mine: sources

2018-10-11 21:06

More than 30 gold miners have died in an informal pit in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province after a landslide, officials have said, with dozens more feared trapped.

DRC presidential hopeful asks EU to lift 'humiliating' sanctions

2018-10-10 08:03

DRC President Joseph Kabila's designated successor to contest the December 23 presidential election, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, has asked the EU to lift "humiliating, degrading and disproportionate" sanctions on him and 14 other officials.

14 civilians die in DRC machete attack: official

2018-10-08 06:00

Machete-wielding attackers killed at least 14 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive North Kivu province, a local official says, in a wave of violence plaguing the mineral-rich region.

DRC ministry: At least 39 dead in tanker truck fire

2018-10-07 16:53

Congo's Health Ministry says at least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo


DRC presidential hopeful says she was barred from travel

2018-10-19 12:37

The sole woman candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo's tense presidential race has accused the government of blocking her from travelling abroad, two months before elections to replace Joseph Kabila.

DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

2018-10-18 13:46

A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation has.

WHO convenes emergency meeting on DRC's Ebola outbreak

2018-10-17 05:43

The World Health Organisation says it is convening a meeting to determine whether DRC's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

2018-10-16 10:00

The World Health Organisation says its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency.

DRC reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

2018-10-13 07:36

DRC is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.

At least 15 dead as riverboat sinks in DRC

2018-10-12 05:51

At least 15 people drowned when an overcrowded and dilapidated riverboat sank in northwest DRC, local sources say, in the latest shipwreck disaster to hit the vast central African country.

Rate of new Ebola cases in DRC has doubled since September

2018-10-11 15:35

Health officials say the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern DRC caused response efforts to be briefly suspended.

At least 53 killed in DRC tanker crash: ministry

2018-10-08 18:30

At least 53 people were killed when an oil tanker crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, according to an updated toll from the health ministry.

DRC's conflict makes fighting Ebola, sexual violence risky

2018-10-07 18:52

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.

Gabon votes for first time since violence-marred 2016 election

2018-10-07 11:54

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, voted on Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls, the first since a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of

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