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DRC: armed groups killed 1,900 civilians, abducted 3,300

In Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups have killed nearly 1,900 civilians and abducted more than 3,300 others in the eastern provinces of South and North Kivu since June 2017, Human Rights Watch said. According to a joint report of Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group, the conflicts […]

Ebola in DRC: World Bank pledges $300 million

The World Bank Group has announced a $300 million package of grants and credits to support the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a statement released on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said the funding would meet about half the needs of a new Ebola response plan that […]

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DR Congo health minister resigns to protest handling of Ebola outbreak

In democratic republic of Congo, health minister Oly Ilunga has resigned from his post in protest at the presidency’s decision last week to take control of the response to the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country. DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi last weekend appointed a team led by Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the head of Congo’s […]

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DRC-Ebola: hundreds of millions of dollars needed; Two workers killed

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock on Monday said Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak could last much longer and cost far more in money and lives unless UN member states inject hundreds of millions of dollars now. Speaking before a meeting in Geneva to raise funds for the response to Congo’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak, […]

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DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, now in its tenth month, has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the spread of the deadly virus. Mr. Guterres expressed concern over the number of new Ebola cases […]

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One candidate “clearly won” Congo election – Catholic Church bishops

The Roman Catholic Church bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, on Thursday said they already know the winner of the December 30 presidential elections, according to tallies from more than 40,000 observers deployed by the church across the country. According to the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) bishops, it was clear which […]

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Internet shut down as DRC counts vote in presidential polls

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has cut internet connections and SMS services across the country as it awaited results from a “chaotic” presidential election. The mineral-rich nation on Monday began counting ballots from the election marked by delays and fears of violence and vote-rigging. Sunday’s elections went ahead after two years of delays and sporadic […]

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DRC: Congolese await vote results of first peaceful power transfer

Congolese are waiting for Sunday election results which will unveil the successor of the outgoing President Joseph Kabila two years after the electoral process was delayed over logistical problems. Millions of Congolese Sunday cast their votes except some 1.26 million in some regions of the country, including the eastern city of Goma the vote has […]

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DRC poll delay: UN Security Council calls for Continuous dialogue

The United Nations Security Council has called for continuous dialogue and transparency with all political stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the postponement of presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections, until December 30. The polls, previously scheduled for Sunday December 23 were delayed by the country’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI). Taking […]

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Congo Decides: More than 100 killed in clashes days before vote

More than 100 people have been killed in clashes between rival ethnic groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, days before Sunday’s long-delayed presidential, legislative and provincial elections, in the war-torn mineral-rich nation. According to local media, the fighting between the Batende and Banunu ethnic groups broke out on Sunday over the disputed location of a […]

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