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Congolese Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda: WHO

18 July 2019, 3:20 PM

A fishmonger who died this week of Ebola may have carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Rwanda as well as Uganda, the World Health Organisation said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.

Health workers dressed in yellow

Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma: official

15 July 2019, 5:35 AM

 The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday

Congo rules out using additional trial vaccines to combat Ebola

12 July 2019, 3:27 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked “confusing the population,” the government said on Friday.

Nobel winner Mukwege urges ICC to keep up DRCongo probes after warlord conviction

9 July 2019, 9:27 PM

Congolese Nobel Peace prize winner Denis Mukwege on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to keep investigating in DR Congo after its ruling to convict ex-warlord Bosco Ntaganda.

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda stands in the courtroom of the ICC

Congolese ‘Terminator’ faces war crimes judgment

8 July 2019, 5:26 AM

Bosco Ntaganda, dubbed the “Terminator” is accused of overseeing the slaughter of civilians by his soldiers in the DRC’s volatile, mineral-rich Ituri region in 2002 and 2003.

Illegal miners at Glencore concession in Congo defy eviction

2 July 2019, 3:07 PM

Illegal miners at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in south-eastern Congo, defied a deadline on Tuesday to vacate the site, a union official said, raising fears of a potentially violent standoff.

Brilliant DR Congo send Zim Warriors home, wait for last 16 spot

1 July 2019, 6:04 PM

After two losses in the opening games against Uganda and hosts Egypt at the 2019 African cup of Nations (AFCON) Group A encounter, Democratic Republic of Congo looked down and out.

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Death toll rises at Glencore mine in Congo after collapse

28 June 2019, 3:14 PM

The number of artisanal miners killed by a landslide at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in Congo rose to 43 on Friday and officials said the army would deploy at the mine as the search for more victims continued.

At least 36 killed in collapse at Glencore mine in Congo

27 June 2019, 5:48 PM

At least 36 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.

Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda

26 June 2019, 11:12 AM

At least 7 500 Congolese refugees have arrived in Uganda since the start of this month, placing strain on already badly overstretched facilities, according to the UN refugee agency.

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