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ICC acquits DR Congo’s Bemba on appeal

8 June 2018, 8:07 PM

International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Seventeen deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed

8 May 2018, 6:43 PM

Local health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo reported 21 patients showing signs of hemorrhagic fever and 17 deaths in the affected area before an Ebola outbreak was confirmed on Tuesday, the health ministry said. Medical teams dispatched to the zone took five samples from suspected active cases and two tested positive for the Zaire […]

DR Congo kidnappers release priest, kill 3 other people

6 April 2018, 4:39 PM

Kidnappers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have freed a priest in exchange for a ransom but three other people abducted in the troubled region have been killed, sources said Friday. Father Celestin Ngango was taken away by armed men on Sunday shortly after he had celebrated Easter mass in his parish, in the dioceses […]

Cholera kills 40 Congolese in overcrowded Uganda refugee camps

5 April 2018, 8:00 PM

A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2 000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. Nearly 70 000 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have fled to Uganda this year due to a surge in ethnic […]

Congo military kills 13 rebels in Ituri clashes – army spokesman

25 March 2018, 7:06 AM

Congo’s military said on Saturday it had killed 13 militiamen during clashes with an unidentified group after coming under attack in the country’s volatile northeastern Ituri province. Ituri is the latest part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to descend into bloodshed since President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step aside at the end of his […]



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