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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.

Workers at China Moly’s Congo mine end one-day strike over COVID-19

25 May 2020, 9:31 PM

Workers at China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) mine in Democratic Republic of Congo ended a one-day strike on Sunday after agreeing a compromise with management over compensation for working in isolation for two months due to COVID-19.

Congo artisanal cobalt programme expands with industry backing

21 April 2020, 2:45 PM

A programme to monitor and improve artisanal cobalt mines in Democratic Republic of Congo will double the number of mining sites it covers this year through a partnership between RCS Global and the Responsible Minerals Initiative.

Escape of Ebola patient in Congo sparks fear of further infection

20 April 2020, 3:00 AM

An Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last week, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.

Congo records 5 new Ebola cases, shelves declaration of end to epidemic

18 April 2020, 10:23 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded five new cases of the deadly Ebola virus just as the government was set to declare an end to the epidemic.

Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 days

11 April 2020, 2:00 PM

The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over.

Congo reports first Ebola case in 6 weeks

10 April 2020, 8:25 PM

The first case of Ebola in more than 50 days has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Friday, in a major setback to hopes that the second worst outbreak in history might be over.

Congo president’s chief of staff arrested amid graft probe

8 April 2020, 9:26 PM

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday arrested the president’s chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe, after he testified in an investigation into alleged misappropriation of public funds, a police official said.

Congo health authorities stumble with first coronavirus case confusion

14 March 2020, 2:28 PM

 When Congo announced its first coronavirus case, all the details from the health ministry about the patient were wrong, drawing a rebuke from the president and highlighting the challenges the huge African country will face if the virus spreads.

Congolese President says army spy chief died by hanging

8 March 2020, 3:00 AM

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the death of the country’s top army spy in February was apparently due to hanging, but he did not spell out whether the military intelligence chief had killed himself.

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