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Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

2 November 2018, 5:45 PM

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said Friday.

Kinshasa’s archbishop, a government critic, steps down

1 November 2018, 4:53 PM

Laurent Monsengwo, archbishop of Kinshasa and a vocal government critic, has stepped down, the church said Thursday, just weeks before key elections to replace President Joseph Kabila.

DRC ruling coalition spokesman says house attacked ahead of vote

22 October 2018, 2:48 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition spokesman said Monday his house was sprayed with bullets overnight in the capital Kinshasa, just two months ahead of a key vote.

Mosquito sucking blood

Zika in Africa: rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

17 October 2018, 7:11 PM

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa postpones visit to DRC

16 October 2018, 2:02 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has postponed his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bafana in action

Ighalo hat-trick takes Nigeria closer to Nations Cup place

14 October 2018, 9:16 AM

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria took a big step towards the 2019 African Nations Cup finals with a thumping 4-0 home qualifier success over Libya on Saturday as the continent big guns flexed their muscles with significant victories.

Joseph Kabila

UNSC hails upcoming DRC elections as ‘pivotal moment’

11 October 2018, 9:32 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed progress made in preparations for historic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, calling this a pivotal moment in the history of the beleaguered country.

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

6 October 2018, 11:46 AM

Unable to find a job after graduating from university, Assumpta Uwamariya started growing beetroot for a living and then learned how to turn it into a rich, earthy red wine known as “Karisimbi”.

UN hails Nobel Peace Prize winners as ‘fearless champions’

5 October 2018, 9:45 PM

The United Nations has labeled the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two defenders of victims of sexual violence “a fantastic announcement” while the UN Chief called the winners fearless champions of the rights of women.

Kivu, Africa’s Great Lakes battleground

5 October 2018, 3:42 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.



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