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Kinshasa residents await results from disorderly election

2 January 2019, 3:55 PM

Locals in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on called on electoral officials to reveal the results of Sunday’s chaotic presidential election.

Disruptions continue in DRC elections

30 December 2018, 5:57 PM

Some voters complained they could not find their names on the rolls and flooded streets in Kinshasa prevented others from reaching their polling stations.

As Ebola threatens mega-cities, vaccine stockpile needs grow

21 December 2018, 11:44 AM

Doubts are growing about whether the world’s emergency stockpile of 300 000 Ebola vaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.

Bustling Ugandan border town on high alert for Ebola

19 December 2018, 8:05 PM

Stormwater from the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains swells the muddy Lhubiriha River that marks the often porous border between western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN calls for violence free elections in DRC

19 December 2018, 2:11 PM

The United Nations Security Council has called for “a violence-free environment” during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Presidential elections on Sunday.

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High stakes for friends and foes as DRC heads to polls

19 December 2018, 5:50 AM

From the countries who share the Democratic Republic of Congo’s vast border — some of which stirred its devastating conflicts — to international powers invested in peace efforts, the impact of upcoming elections looks set to reverberate far and wide.

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Electoral material destroyed in DRC warehouse fire

14 December 2018, 8:17 AM

The United Nations has expressed concern that a devastating fire in a  warehouse holding electoral materials, including voting machines, could hamper the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Foreign policy must prioritise SA’s national interests

12 December 2018, 10:23 AM

William Gumede suggests that a “new dawn” in foreign policy must prioritise South Africa’s national interests rather than be based on the narrow interests of the African National Congress as governing party, self-enrichment of prominent leaders, or on inflexible ideology.

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Belgium’s brutality in Africa haunts refurbished museum

8 December 2018, 7:25 AM

Belgium’s notorious Africa Museum reopens on Saturday after a five-year restoration that curators hope will bury its reputation as a colonialist holdover.

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Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread

6 December 2018, 12:20 PM

Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), says the health ministers of both countries.



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