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Plane crashes in eastern DR Congo with about 17 passengers on board

24 November 2019, 12:41 PM

A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing several people, the provincial governor’s office said.

WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity

22 November 2019, 6:39 PM

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over this year

17 November 2019, 9:04 AM

An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, says Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi.

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At least 15 civilians killed in eastern Congo by suspected militants

16 November 2019, 6:35 PM

Suspected militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month.

Congo army kills leader of splinter Hutu militia group

11 November 2019, 6:37 AM

Congolese forces have killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said on Sunday, two months after killing the leader of the main faction.

Congolese forces kill 25 rebels in eastern offensive

9 November 2019, 7:50 PM

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.

War crimes judges sentence Congolese’s Ntaganda to 30 years in prison

7 November 2019, 3:56 PM

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.

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.

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