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DR Congo

Rebel attack in DR Congo Ebola zone kills 18

At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed in a six-hour attack by rebels on Beni in eastern Congo, the army and local officials said, disrupting efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic.

WHO concerned about Ebola in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation is concerned the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and geographic spread of the disease.

Challenges ahead for Kabila successor

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders, the final list of candidates showed.

Witness tampering sentence for Bemba, but no jail time

The International Criminal Court (ICC) fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.

Goodwill parcels will only go to DR Congo in January

All indications are South African military personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not receive their goodwill parcels before Christmas this year with possible personal safety problems expected during electioneering ahead of a presidential election scheduled for 23 December.
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