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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.

Meet the woman riding a motorbike taxi in eastern Congo

23 September 2020, 8:07 PM

Wearing leather leggings under her dress, Imelda Mbambu weaves her motorcycle taxi through the city of Beni in north east Congo, a handbag slung across her side and a happy customer perched on the back.

Survivor recalls horror after Congo mine collapse

14 September 2020, 2:16 AM

Kinyenye Furaha passed out from shock when he realised a mine collapse in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo had buried more than 50 fellow miners including his brother, he said on Sunday, as the hunt continued for bodies two days after the disaster.

Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

12 September 2020, 3:49 PM

Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after an artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the country under the weight of heavy rain.

Congo police fire tear gas to disperse protesters calling for the expulsion of Rwandan diplomat

5 September 2020, 11:53 AM

Police in Congo’s capital Kinshasa fired tear gas on Friday to disperse around 100 protesters calling for the expulsion of the Rwandan ambassador they accuse of denying a massacre during the 1998-2003 Congo war.

Thousands rally to support Congo’s threatened Nobel Laureate

4 September 2020, 3:19 PM

A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he called for justice over serious human rights violations.

Congolese abuse survivors rebuild lives, brick by brick

4 September 2020, 12:34 PM

Congolese teenager Aline was left destitute aged only 15 after she was raped, left pregnant and then accused of bringing dishonour to her family and made to leave her home.

Life of Congo’s Nobel Laureate doctor in danger

31 August 2020, 2:30 AM

The life of a top Congolese doctor who won the Nobel Peace prize for his work treating war rape victims is in danger after a series of death threats, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday.

Congo army says militia have killed 20 people in east

26 August 2020, 7:03 PM

Islamist militants killed at least 20 people during attacks on three villages in eastern Congo, the army and a local administrator said.

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Suspected militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

23 August 2020, 4:25 AM

Suspected militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a spate of attacks the United Nations says may constitute war crimes.

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