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Congo says IMF is considering new financial support

6 October 2019, 7:44 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider renewing financial support to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within the next six months, the government in Kinshasa said on Saturday.

Congo mine collapse – workers form a human chain while digging an open pit in Kilomoto, north-east of the country.

Landslide at gold mine in eastern Congo kills at least 16

3 October 2019, 6:10 AM

Dozens of people die in Congo every year because of old-fashioned and unregulated mining methods that compromise safety.

Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals

1 October 2019, 11:00 AM

In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones.

Ebola Vaccine

Aid group says vaccine ‘rationing’ in Congo is hampering Ebola fight

24 September 2019, 6:45 AM

The World Health Organization is “rationing” Ebola vaccines in Democratic Republic of Congo, with access controls meaning too fewpeople at risk are being protected in an outbreak of the deadly disease, the aid group MSF said on Monday.

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

21 September 2019, 2:52 PM

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.

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At least 28 displaced people killed in northern Congo

20 September 2019, 4:50 PM

At least 28 people have been killed in a north eastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN stabilizing mission in the country (MONUSCO) said on Thursday.

Congo police detain former minister in Ebola probe

15 September 2019, 7:05 AM

A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.

Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs to more than 2000

30 August 2019, 11:53 AM

The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed to more than 2 000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.

Congo intelligence service orders audit of interim government spending

28 August 2019, 6:36 PM

The intelligence agency in DRC has ordered an audit of spending by the interim government that has run the country for seven months since President Felix Tshisekedi’s inauguration, the agency’s head said on Wednesday.

New Congo government shows influence of former president

27 August 2019, 5:37 AM

Congo’s prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with around two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph Kabila.

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