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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.

West Congo ebola cases up to 60, funerals a risk, says WHO

20 July 2020, 6:20 PM

Ebola cases in western Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to 60, with funerals a particular concern for disease spread, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

Congo replaces sanctioned army chief with sanctioned deputy

18 July 2020, 5:34 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has appointed a new head of the army to replace General John Numbi, state television said.

Congo gives mines month to end COVID restrictions

15 July 2020, 11:59 AM

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has given copper and cobalt mining companies a month to stop confining workers on site away from their families as part of COVID-19 restrictions and return to normal operations, the labour minister said in an open letter.

Ebola spreading in western Congo with nearly 50 confirmed cases

14 July 2020, 5:11 PM

Ebola is spreading in western Democratic Republic of Congo, with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of Congo and Central African Republic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Congo justice minister resigns after judicial reform dispute

11 July 2020, 4:41 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister Celestin Tunda tendered his resignation on Saturday in the wake of a dispute with the president over proposed laws that would give politicians more control over criminal prosecutions.

Congo virus funds embezzled by ‘mafia network’, says deputy minister

8 July 2020, 8:33 PM

Congo’s deputy health minister has accused cabinet members of receiving kickbacks on government contracts for the coronavirus response while health workers went unpaid for months.

Congo dispatches former warlords to try to resolve ethnic conflict

7 July 2020, 7:44 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has dispatched former warlords, including two who were tried for war crimes in The Hague, to try to convince militiamen in their home region to surrender, the governor of Ituri province said.

UN says attacks by Islamist militia in Congo may be war crimes

6 July 2020, 7:22 PM

Systematic and brutal attacks by militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last 18 months may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.

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.

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