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French Presidential Race | Calls for Strikes in Congo

As if things couldn’t get worse for France’s President Hollande, his former opponent Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his intention to run against him; and the opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo are calling for a national strike over continued delays to elections.

WHO emergency committee on yellow fever to meet on August 30

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency committee on deadly yellow fever will meet on Aug. 30 to review outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as a major vaccination campaigns continues.

Congo Opposition Calls for Strike as Election Delay Looms

Congo’s main opposition alliance has called for a general strike Tuesday after the country’s electoral commission hinted that elections scheduled for November would not take place until 2017. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President...Show More Summary

Agribusiness, a step towards increased food dependency in Africa

The village of Yalifombo, on the banks of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was an essentially agricultural community. In this village it is possible to observe how the local economy, which revolved around traditional cultivation of oil palm, has collapsed from the dramatic increase in industrial plantations. Show More Summary

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Is in Congo: Spokesman

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

South Sudan’s deposed Vice President Riek Machar is reportedly taking refuge in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A spokesman for the former rebel leader announced Wednesday that Machar had been evacuated from South Sudan after a “botched”...Show More Summary

Riek Machar flees S Sudan, 'in care' of DRC authorities

UN spokesman says Machar is in the care of authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo after fleeing South Sudan.

Congo opposition leader denied bail

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - An opposition leader in Congo Republic, detained since June on charges of violating state security and illegally possessing weapons of war, was denied bail on Thursday by an appeal court in the capital Brazzaville, his lawyer said.

One of the biggest vaccination drives ever is underway to beat yellow fever

Jacqueline Weyer, University of Pretoria A yellow fever outbreak in parts of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to more than 400 deaths since December 2015. The United Nations has embarked on a massive vaccination campaign with the aim of reaching 14 million people. Show More Summary

Poachers Are Gunning Down Giraffes Just To Cut Off Their Tails

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

In Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo, poachers are slaughtering an extremely rare subspecies of Kordofan giraffe not for their meat or hide, but for a tiny section of their tails, National Geographic reports. Killing a majestic...Show More Summary

‘It Could Go Global’: Yellow Fever Outbreak Spreads Across Africa

A yellow fever outbreak has killed some 400 people in Angola and the Democratic Republic of The Congo, and has spread to other parts of Africa, exacerbating the continent’s largest outbreak in years.

Africa Launches Massive Vaccine Campaign To Curb Yellow Fever Outbreak

KINSHASA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola began one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa this week, working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to curb a yellow fever epidemicShow More Summary

Everton sign winger Bolasie from Palace

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Democratic Republic of Congo winger Yannick Bolasie has joined Everton from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on a five-year contract, his new club announced on Monday. The fee for the 27-year-old was not disclosed,...Show More Summary

Yannick Bolasie to Everton: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction

Everton confirmed the signing of Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie on Monday, with the Democratic Republic of Congo international penning a five-year deal at Goodison Park. Everton relayed the news: " For me, it was a no-brainer to come here," said the 27-year-old, per the club's official website. Show More Summary

Living with Down's syndrome in Kinshasa, DRC

In Democratic Republic of Congo, those living with the condition are challenging misunderstandings about it.

DR Congo: Ugandan Rebels Blamed for Beni Massacre, Killing At Least 30

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

More than 30 people have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a massacre blamed by the government on Ugandan Islamist rebels attempted to provoke an insurrection. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)...Show More Summary

At Least 45 People Killed During Massacre in DR Congo’s North Kivu Province

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila said that at least 45 people were found killed in result of massacre in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) Beni city.

Suspected rebels kill at least 36 in eastern Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Suspected rebels killed at least 36 civilians in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the provincial governor said on Sunday, marking the deadliest massacre in the conflict-ravaged region this year.

3 Rare Giraffes Killed Over Their Tails

Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to elephants, rhinos, and giraffes—well, it used to be. Because of poaching, elephant numbers are dwindling, the rhinos are all gone, and the rare Kordofan giraffes may be headed that way. Just 2,000 of the giraffes...

Pardew expects Bolasie to quit Crystal Palace for Everton

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew expects unsettled Democratic Republic of Congo winger Yannick Bolasie to complete his proposed move to Everton in the next few days. Bolasie is keen to quit Palace after Everton made their interest known and the two Premier League clubs have been haggling over the fee. Show More Summary

Feel The Joy Of These Refugees In Rio As They Watch One Of Their Own Compete

Congolese refugees living in Brazil couldn’t get enough of the Olympic Games this week given that people just like them ? people from the Democratic Republic of Congo who were forced to flee and seek safety in Rio de Janeiro ? have been...Show More Summary

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