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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo


Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

June 30, 2020 9:04 pm

In a letter to the president of the DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, which was published on the 60th anniversary of the African country's independence, Belgium's King Philippe conveyed his deepest regrets for the acts of violence and cruelty and the "suffering and humiliation" inflicted on Belgian Congo.

Rwanda closes border with Congo over deadly Ebola outbreak

August 01, 2019 4:58 pm

Last week Saudi Arabia stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak, shortly before the annual hajj pilgrimage there this month.

Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

June 18, 2019 3:20 pm

The treatments approved for shipment to Uganda were Mapp Biopharmaceutical's ZMapp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's Regeneron and Remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences , said WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic.

Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo's Bunia city

March 21, 2019 9:47 am

Bunia is the second-largest city in eastern Congo to confirm a case of the haemorrhagic fever during the current outbreak, which was declared last August and is believed to have killed 610 people and infected 370 more to date.

Children dying of Ebola at unprecedented rate in Congo: Health ministry

October 28, 2018 9:50 pm

The impact on children has been felt acutely in the city of Beni, which has emerged as the outbreak's new epicentre.

Southeast Congo faces 'deadly disaster', half a million people displaced, says NGO

November 01, 2017 4:23 pm

Four years of clashes between militias representing the Luba, a Bantu ethnic group, and Twa pygmies in Tanganyika province have killed hundreds of people and forced thousands to flee into neighbouring Zambia.

United Nations identifies 38 new probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo

July 13, 2017 10:54 am

The United Nation's Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or MONUSCO peacekeeping mission had previously spoken of "more than 400 dead" while about 1.3 million people are estimated to have fled their homes in the Kasai provinces.

Democratic Republic of Congo spurns UN support for campaign against Rwandan Hutu rebels

February 15, 2015 8:11 pm

The rebels have been at the heart of conflict in Africa's Great Lakes region for two decades.

Fighting erupts between Rwandan and DR Congo soldiers

June 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Rwanda is accused by the United Nations of backing rebels in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jungle Book

January 20, 2012 1:03 am

On the Kafue River,near the border of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo,a small banana boat called Fish Eagle drifts silently downstream.


Meet the activists fighting sexual violence who received the Nobel Peace Prize

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Nadia Murad, a survivor of sexual violence by the Islamic State, and Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns against the use of rape as a weapon of war.