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Wanted Congo warlord surrenders to U.N. forces

KINSHASA (Reuters) - One of Democratic Republic of Congo's most notorious warlords, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for alleged crimes against humanity, surrendered to U.N. peacekeepers on Wednesday, the U.N. mission in Congo (MONUSCO) said.

Ebola Aftermath: Restoring Trust in Hospitals in Guinea

In the aftermath of the 2014-2016 epidemic and in the face of its reemergence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, USAID is working with partners, communities and policymakers to help Guinea recover and stay resilient. Through a combination...Show More Summary

US opposes seat for DRCongo at UN rights council

The United States on Wednesday berated African countries for backing a bid by the Democratic Republic of Congo to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country. The Geneva-based...Show More Summary

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRCongo

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July, the UN mission there announced Wednesday, describing it as a change in operational style. But the closures come against the background of cuts to the overall peacekeeping budget pushed through under pressure from the United States. Show More Summary

DR Congo may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues. In a confidential report seen by AFP on Tuesday, the group of experts says...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Murdered U.N. experts talked travel with Congo militia family - report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two United Nations sanctions monitors in Democratic Republic of Congo discussed their travel plans with family representatives of a late militia leader the day before they were murdered while investigating the group, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

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Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. Show More Summary

27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking

At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Most of the victims of the tragedy on the Kasai river were students on holiday, local administrator Jacques Mbila told AFP. Show More Summary

Kidnapped US journalist in DR Congo found safe and sound

A US journalist kidnapped by a militia group in Democratic Republic of Congo was found safe and sound early Sunday, a senior official said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes. "The American journalist LisaShow More Summary

Paris cancels Congolese gig after anti-Kabila protests

French police cancelled a concert by a Congolese singer on Saturday after violent protests around the venue by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila.

Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday.

Fight like a girl: the female boxers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham met four of DRC’s 22 female boxers and spoke to them about their personal journeys in a patriarchal society Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a city that lives and breathes sport. Show More Summary

How an Outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo Was Contained

This post originally appeared on The Conversation. The World Health Organisation recently declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the time the outbreak was contained, eight people had been infected. Show More Summary

U.N. identifies 38 more mass graves in Congo's Kasai region

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations has identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, it said on Wednesday, bringing the total to at least 80 since the outbreak of an insurrection last August.

US urges UN sanctions over DR Congo violence, election delays

The United States on Tuesday threatened sanctions against the Democratic Republic of Congo if elections are not held this year and urged the UN Security Council to punish those responsible for a flareup of violence. Under a deal reached...Show More Summary

Congo election commission president says 2017 presidential vote probably not possible

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Sunday that a vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, violating a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate.

CAF Confederation Cup holders Mazembe must win to ensure survival

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – CAF Confederation Cup title-holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo must defeat visiting Horoya of Guinea this weekend to be sure of a quarter-finals place. Every Group D match between leaders Mazembe, Horoya and third-place SuperSport United of South Africa has been drawn, setting the scene for a thrilling finale. Show More Summary

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.

Ebola outbreak in Africa ends — but gaps in public health leave region vulnerable

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Experts say effective response to the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helped prevent the virus from spreading.

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola In 42 Days

The latest outbreak was swiftly contained by a fast, decisive response, acting as a model for containing infectious diseases in remote places.

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