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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.


Congo requires notification of foreign diplomats’ travel after ambush

24 February 2021, 2:22 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has required foreign diplomats to inform it of their movements outside the capital Kinshasa following the killing of the Italian ambassador.

Italy repatriates ambassador and bodyguard killed in Congo

24 February 2021, 2:50 AM

The bodies of Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his bodyguard arrived back in Rome on Tuesday aboard a military aircraft, a day after they were shot dead following an ambush in eastern Congo.

Italy’s ambassador to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

22 February 2021, 5:48 PM

Italy’s ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo, his bodyguard and a driver from the World Food Programme were killed on Monday when their convoy was attacked in the east of the country, Italy and the United Nations said.

Congo confirms two new Ebola cases, including one far from centre of outbreak

19 February 2021, 2:27 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two new cases of Ebola, including one far from the centre of the outbreak, provincial Health Minister Eugene Nzanzu Salita said on Thursday.

Congo’s Tshisekedi appoints new PM, further sidelining Kabila

15 February 2021, 5:33 PM

Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi appointed the head of the state mining company Sama Lukonde Kyenge as the new prime minister, his spokesman said on Monday, the latest in a series of moves aimed at sidelining his predecessor Joseph Kabila. 

Suspected militants kill 10 villagers in eastern Congo

9 February 2021, 6:12 PM

Attackers killed around 10 people in an overnight raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities and the army said on Tuesday, blaming fighters from a Ugandan militant armed group.

New Ebola case detected in eastern Congo

7 February 2021, 6:44 PM

A new case of the Ebola virus has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the city of Butembo, and the infected person has died, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Congo senate leader resigns as Kabila’s influence wanes

5 February 2021, 7:50 PM

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s senate resigned on Friday, handing President Felix Tshisekedi another victory in his bid to sideline allies of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

China to donate 100000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Congo Republic

5 February 2021, 7:07 AM

China will donate 100 000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Congo Republic and forgive $13 million in public debt, its ambassador to the Central African country said on Thursday.



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