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DRC opposition picks Martin Fayulu as its presidential candidate

12 November 2018, 6:05 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition picked businessman and lawmaker Martin Fayulu to be its candidate in a December presidential election, it said in a statement.

New measures to tackle Ebola outbreak in DRC having positive impact

9 November 2018, 9:51 PM

New measures to overcome challenges in the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are having a positive impact, although the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable.  That is the view of the United Nations and World Health Organisation after senior leadership visited the epicentre of the outbreak around the city […]

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”.



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