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Panic, confusion in DRC amid fears of virus explosion in Kinshasa

Apo - Lack of resources, a muddle over confinement and incipient panic are hobbling the response to coronavirus in DR Congo, fuelling fears especially for Kinshasa, one of Africa's largest and most chaotic cities.

Greenpeace accuses DR Congo of signing vast new logging contracts

Apo - Greenpeace on Thursday accused the Democratic Republic of Congo's government of signing huge new logging contracts in the country's vast rainforest, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming.

Five dead hostages found after eastern DR Congo massacre

Beni - Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern DR Congo this week have been found dead, a local official said Wednesday.

Surviving WWII Congo troops honoured for colonial-era battles

Apo - Albert Kunyuku Ngoma was a young Congolese corporal in the colonial Belgian army when he was forced to battle in WWII as far away as Myanmar.

Attack kills 15 in eastern DR Congo

Beni - Fifteen people have been killed in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in militia violence since November, a local official said Wednesday, giving a provisional toll.

Violence in DR Congo's Ituri may be crimes against humanity: UN

Apo - Hundreds of people have been killed or raped in attacks on the Hema ethnic group in eastern DR Congo's Ituri province, in what "may amount to crimes against humanity" or even genocide, the UN said on Friday.

Militia attack kills 20 in eastern DR Congo

Beni - Militants killed 20 people, most of them hacked to death, in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern Beni region in the latest attack by an armed group blamed for massacres that have sparked angry protests.

Rebels kill 22 in eastern DRCongo: local officials

Beni - Islamist rebels hacked to death at least 22 civilians, 13 of them women, in an overnight raid in the DR Congo's troubled Beni region bordering Uganda, local officials said Sunday.

Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides

Kisangani - Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming -- but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of mismanagement and corruption.

Crowd in DR Congo lynches two people as UN envoy visits

Beni - A crowd in eastern DR Congo on Saturday lynched two people they suspected of being members of a militia blamed for the killing of more than 100 civilians over the past month, an AFP journalist said.

DR Congo buries 27 massacre victims as anger mounts

Beni - The Democratic Republic of Congo town of Oicha on Friday buried 27 victims of the latest massacre in the country's volatile east, with hundreds paying homage while lashing out at security forces for failing to stop attacks.

More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year: WHO

Geneva - Measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January -- more than double the toll in the country's Ebola epidemic -- the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Protestors storm UN camp in DR Congo after militia massacre

Beni - Protestors stormed a UN peacekeepers' camp near the eastern DR Congo town of Beni on Monday, angered by failures to curb a notorious armed group that killed eight civilians overnight, an AFP reporter said.

Plane crashes into homes in east DR Congo city, killing 29

Goma - At least 29 people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Goma - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord gets 30-year ICC sentence

Den Haag - A Congolese rebel chief nicknamed the "Terminator" received a 30-year jail term from the International Criminal Court on Thursday for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the longest ever sentence given out by the tribunal.

10 civilians killed in militia attack in eastern DRCongo

Beni - Ten civilians were killed in an attack in eastern DR Congo blamed on an Islamist-rooted armed group based in Uganda, a local official said Wednesday.

Congolese anti-Ebola fighter killed as new vaccine arrives

Bunia - A radio host who helped spread the word in the fight against Ebola has been stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Sunday.

Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Apo - Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday.

High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

Geneva - Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Second Ebola vaccine to be introduced in DRC in mid-October: WHO

Geneva - The Democratic Republic of the Congo is to introduce a second vaccine next month to combat the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people in the country, the World Health Organization said Monday.

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

Apo - Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday accused the World Health Organization of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2,100 people have died of the deadly virus.

Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment

Lubumbashi - A freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, killing illegal passengers who were riding on it, in the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation, officials said.

At least 50 killed in train derailment in southeast DR Congo

Lubumbashi - At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation."Another disaster!

UN chief urges funding for Sahel states

Apo - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday suggested the UN help fund the fight against jihadism in the Sahel, warning "we are not winning the war against terrorism" in the frail region.

UN chief expresses solidarity with Ebola-hit DR Congo

Goma - UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, expressing "solidarity" with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic.

DR Congo Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 ahead of UN chief's visit

Apo - The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo showed no signs of easing Friday on the eve of the UN chief's visit to the country, with the death toll from the highly contagious virus crossing 2,000 and a new fatality in neighbouring Uganda.

DR Congo Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 ahead of UN chief's visit

Apo - The Ebola outbreak showed no signs of easing in DR Congo Friday on the eve of the UN chief's visit, with the death toll from the highly contagious virus crossing 2,000 and a new fatality in neighbouring Uganda.

DR Congo unveils new government after months-long delay

Apo - Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.
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