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Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case

10 March 2020, 8:50 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to seven.

Belgian King expresses deep regret for colonial past in Congo

30 June 2020, 5:07 PM

Belgium’s King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during its 75-year period under Belgian rule.

Congo PM threatens government resignation over minister’s arrest

28 June 2020, 5:06 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s prime minister protested on Sunday over the brief arrest of the justice minister, saying the coalition government could resign over the issue and calling on the president to guarantee cabinet members’ legal protections.

Congo announces end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest on record

25 June 2020, 3:26 PM

The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued on the other side of the country.

Congo President’s chief of staff sentenced to 20 years hard labour for corruption

20 June 2020, 8:49 PM

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has convicted Vital Kamerhe, the President’s chief of staff, of embezzlement and corruption.

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Dozens missing after boat capsizes on Congo side of Lake Kivu

16 June 2020, 5:15 PM

Dozens of people were missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and a civil society leader said on Tuesday.

Congolese fashion designer goes virtual as virus hits runway shows

15 June 2020, 4:12 PM

US-based Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvuemba was excited about debuting her fashion line, Hanifa, at this year’s New York Fashion Week.

Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

15 June 2020, 2:46 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of Equateur, and 11 of those infected have died, medical authorities said on Monday.

Veteran Congo politician Pierre Lumbi dies from coronavirus

15 June 2020, 7:25 AM

Veteran Congolese politician Pierre Lumbi, once an advisor to former President Joseph Kabila and latterly a leading opposition figure, died on Sunday, friends and allies said, becoming the country’s most high profile victim of the new coronavirus.

Up to 12 infected in Congo’s new Ebola outbreak: WHO

8 June 2020, 8:31 PM

Up to 12 people have been found infected with Ebola in a new outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

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