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12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DR Congo

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe...Show More Summary

At least 10 dead, 92 missing in eastern Congo floods: local official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.

“California postpones an election to help one of its own”

Derek Muller: A sure sign of political manipulation of an election is delaying it. Troubled states like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Haiti have recently come under United Nations scrutiny for delaying their elections. And then there’s … Continue reading ?

Locked in power struggle, Congo army and militia massacred hundreds: report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres that killed hundreds of people between 2014-2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said on Monday.

Refugees From Burundi Killed in Congo, Activists Say

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At least 34 Burundians who had fled political violence at home were killed in a clash with soldiers, according to a civil society group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dozens of Burundian refugees killed in DR Congo

Troops shot dead 34 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday. A Burundian refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded in the violence on Friday. Show More Summary

Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees: sources

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees at a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes over plans to send some of them home, a local activist and a diplomatic source told Reuters.

Murdered UN experts 'deliberately misled' in DR Congo

Two UN experts who were killed six months ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo were deliberately misled about the safety of the place where they were shot dead, French radio said Wednesday. In an investigative report published on its website, Radio France International (RFI) suggested the pair may have been set up. Show More Summary

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

UN witnessing 'massive destruction' in DR Congo's Kasai region

The United Nations warned Friday that its staff had witnessed destruction and suffering on "an enormous scale" in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile Kasai region. Staff from the UN's refugee agency who returned last week from...Show More Summary

DR Congo opposition leader returns to tensions at home

The leader of the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, returned to Kinshasa on Sunday just as police arrested some of his supporters during a demonstration. Tshisekedi landed at the Ndjili airport around midday after a trip to Europe, a member of his team said. Show More Summary

Police fire tear gas at Congo opposition leader's supporters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition chief on Sunday as they gathered in the capital amid high tensions over election delays keeping President Joseph Kabila in power, a Reuters witness said.

DRC journalist faces defamation charge over report on minister

New York City, September 1, 2017--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should drop all charges against Jeef Mwingamb, editor-in-chief of the weekly Le Fédéral, and release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

A Photojournalist’s Narrow Survival

How Adriane Ohanesian escaped a shooting in a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Displaced and desperate: IDPs flee violence in DRC

Half a million people have been displaced in Tanganyika, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bukavu Journal: Congo’s Specialty Brews Look to Be the ‘Future of Coffee’

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Despite conflict and political instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to be one of Africa’s most promising specialty coffee producers.

Floods in DRC, Sierra Leone linked to climate change

Deadly floods in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone have raised questions about Africa's ability to adapt to climate change. Both landslides occured after torrential rains, creating major challenges for town and country planners.

Death toll in DR Congo landslide climbs to 140

The death toll from a landslide that swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 140, the government said Monday. "We estimate that there at least a hundred bodies buriedShow More Summary

Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri governor

DAKAR (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to have killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.

US wants 'full investigation' into DRCongo death of UN experts

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a "full investigation" into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Sharp, a US citizen, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean...Show More Summary

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