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China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016: report

New York - More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, with China and the Democratic Republic of Congo among the worst affected, a new report by a monitoring center said Monday.

WHO races against the clock to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

In an update issued on May 18, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) said a race against the clock has begun to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in the remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

British-Norwegian ex-soldier freed from Congo jail

Oslo - A British-Norwegian dual citizen who was serving a life sentence for murder and espionage in a Congolose prison was released and returned to Norway on Wednesday, authorities said.

Rebel chief escapes in DR Congo prison break: govt

Kinshasa - Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa's central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said.

Central Africa refugees stream into DR Congo by the thousands

Kinshasa - Thousands of people fleeing troubled Central African Republic have streamed into DR Congo following an outbreak of sectarian violence in the border city of Bangassou, the UN's refugee agency said Tuesday.

Ebola in DR Congo's isolated far north a logistical challenge

Kinshasa - An Ebola outbreak in a remote region in DR Congo's far north poses a logistical challenge for doctors and aid workers although the sheer remoteness could help limit its spread.

WHO — Two more cases of Ebola virus identified in DR Congo

Kinshasa - In a statement dated May 13, the World Health Organization announced it is now investigating three Ebola cases in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the first case possibly being the "index case."

Angola feels pressure of DR Congo refugees

Dundo - Hundreds of people from Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region have been pouring into neighbouring Angola every day for more than a month to escape violence plaguing their homes.

Three die from Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization confirmed on Friday that three people have died from the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo: WHO

Kinshasa - An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22.

4,600 people flee their homes in DR Congo daily: UN

Geneva - An average of 4,600 people flee their homes every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Monday, warning of a dramatically deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country.A full 3.

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

Goma - In the lush hills of eastern DR Congo, where the trade in rare minerals has long fed unrest, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income.

Militia clashes kill 29 in eastern DR Congo: official

Goma - Twenty-nine people have been killed in three days of clashes between rival factions of a militia group in a village in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, an official said Friday.

20 killed in clashes in DR Congo's Kasai region: UN

Kinshasa - Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

Grand-bassam - Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.

South Sudan ex-rebels release UN hostages in DR Congo

New York - South Sudanese former rebels on Tuesday released 16 UN staff after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said.

DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila's choice of prime minister, sources said Friday.

DRCongo detains suspect in killing of two UN experts

Kinshasa - A suspect has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the kidnap and killing last month of two UN experts, an American and a dual Swedish-Chilean woman, military authorities said Friday.

Congo police arrest dozens after protest ban

Kinshasa - Police said Tuesday they have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against DR Congo President Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo president names new PM under power-sharing deal

Kinshasa - President Joseph Kabila on Friday named an opposition leader as prime minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo, honouring a pledge made as part of a stalled power-sharing deal agreed in December.
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