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Sixteen Ebola WHO staff evacuated amid DR Congo clashes

Beni - The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that 16 staff members have been temporarily evacuated from DR Congo's restive eastern city of Beni after a shell hit the building they were staying in.

DR Congo Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

Beni - Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo's restive eastern Beni region were suspended Saturday after clashes just a "few metres" from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry said.

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo

Beni - Eight United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern DR Congo, the UN Security Council said on Thursday.

Crowds protest latest deadly rebel raid in DR Congo

Beni - Crowds protested in the streets in Beni, eastern DR Congo, after rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including children, in an overnight raid, local officials said.

Rebels kill 11, abduct 15 in DR Congo: security sources

Beni - Rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including 10 children, in an overnight raid near Beni, near DR Congo's eastern border with Uganda, security sources said Sunday.

Hunting a shadowy armed militia in DR Congo's 'triangle of death'

Beni - "I am always anticipating an attack," says South African soldier Maijeke of how it feels to be in DR Congo's "triangle of death", where he is part of a UN peacekeeping force helping the Congolese army hunt down a militia group that is slaughtering civi...

Kivu, Africa's Great Lakes battleground

Goma - The Democratic Republic of Congo's region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.

Mukwege: Brave healer of DR Congo's most horrific wounds

Kinshasa - In Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

A dozen civilians dead in DR Congo rebel attack: witnesses

- Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP on Sunday.

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

Mbandaka - At least 27 people drowned and others were presumed dead after a riverboat capsized on a tributary of the Congo River in northern DR Congo, a local official said Wednesday.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

Beni - First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come.

Cholera kills scores in DR Congo, Niger

Kananga - A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday.

Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

Beni - Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said.

DRC's Katumbi won't quit trying to get home for poll deadline

Lubumbashi - Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi, repeatedly blocked from returning home to contest presidential polls, will try every avenue to get through, his spokesman said Sunday.

DRCongo's Katumbi determined to return home: supporters

Lubumbashi - DR Congo Opposition leader Moise Katumbi is determined to try again to return home so he can run in presidential elections after being turned back at the border on Friday, his supporters said.

Barred DRC opposition leader says he'll try entry via Zambia

Lubumbashi - Exiled DR Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi said on Friday he was seeking to return home by road from Zambia to file a presidential election bid after the authorities barred his plane from landing in his provincial stronghold.

DR Congo's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

Lubumbashi - Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing -- but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

Catholic priest 'infected with Ebola' in DR Congo

Mbandaka - A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the Ebola virus in the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical sources said Thursday.

New death in DR Congo Ebola outbreak -- toll at 26

Mbandaka - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Monday.

In DR Congo city, worry and anger over Ebola scare

Mbandaka - People in Mbandaka in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were fearful and angry Friday after an Ebola outbreak spread from remote villages to their densely-populated city.
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