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WFP driver killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Food Program is deeply saddened by the killing on Monday of a staff member in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Richard Kasimba, a driver, was shot dead during an ambush by unknown assailants about 70 kilometres northwest of Goma, North Kivu province, while travelling by road with three colleagues to monitor a […]

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Peripheral US-staff ordered to leave crisis-wracked DRC ahead of polls

The US State Department had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of Congo a week before a presidential election. After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo has started campaigns for the long-delayed Dec. 23 poll. Voters on December 23 will […]

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Kabila to remain in politics after December polls

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, on Sunday said he plans to stay in politics when he steps down after elections on December 23. He does not rule out running again for president in 2023. Kabila in an interview with Reuters said his role will be to make sure that the mineral-rich […]

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United States, Republic of Congo sign open skies air transport agreement

The United States and Republic of Congo have signed a new open skies air transport agreement which seeks to strengthen the civil aviation partnership between the two countries while deepening commercial and economic ties, the State Department announced in a release Wednesday.   The Agreement provides for unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and cargo […]

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Ebola clinical trials begin in DR Congo

Congolese authorities last weekend approved clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments in the Central African nation. According to local media, health workers have already administered therapeutic treatments to more than 150 Ebola patients since August. The treatment will be free of charge, the health ministry said in a statement. “Precious information about the effectiveness […]

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DRC: cholera outbreak claims 857 lives – WHO

The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded 857 cholera deaths since the beginning of the year, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. The statistics released by the UN body show over 25,000 officially registered cases in the war-torn nation. At least one case has been reported in 21 of the country’s 26 provinces, with […]

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Congos ink deal to build $550 Mln Bridge

The African Development Bank, Congo and the Republic of Congo have signed an agreement to build a bridge across Africa’s mighty Congo River, the first to link the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville. The deal was signed on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg. The African Development Bank said it […]

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DRC opposition to unite behind single presidential candidate

Opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo are gathering in Switzerland this week to unite behind a candidate for the December 23 presidential polls in the mineral-rich nation. Felix Tshisekedi, the son of DR Congo’s late veteran opposition figurehead Etienne Tshisekedi, who leads the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, UPDS, has emerged as […]

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DRC: Security Council urges responder-safety focus, as Ebola outbreak worsens

The United Nations Security Council has voiced “serious concern” over the impact of deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak and fears that the virus could spread further into the country and the wider region. A large country in central Africa, DRC has […]

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Over 330,000 Congolese migrants at risk after mass deportations from Angola – UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Friday warned that the forcible mass expulsion of Congolese migrants from Angola has resulted in “serious human rights violations by security forces on both sides of the border” and left at least 330,000 returnees in an “extremely precarious situation”. This month, some 330,000 people have reportedly […]

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