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UN buildings torched in DR Congo, two dead

Two people were killed in clashes with police in eastern Congo after protesters in Beni set fire to the mayor’s office and several UN...

Ebola alarm in DR Congo

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo and many are out of reach...

Goma air crash leaves 27 dead

At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when an aircraft crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern...

Islamist attacks in eastern DR Congo

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign...

Civilians killed in DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people in eastern DR Congo, local officials said, the latest massacre since the army launched a major...

New Ebola vaccine in use in DR Congo

Health authorities in eastern Congo introduced a new Ebola vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson, aid group MSF said, to help combat the world’s...

Hutu splinter group leader killed in DR Congo

Congolese forces killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said, two months...

DR Congo village attack leaves 10 dead

Armed attackers killed 10 people and kidnapped two during a raid on a village in eastern Congo, a local official said, accusing them of...

Ebola emergency chief decries deadly attack on DRC Ebola worker

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Security measures for staff fighting health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said, after a frontline Ebola...

Informant dies while on trial in DR Congo

An informant for Congo’s intelligence agency on trial for alleged involvement in the murders of two UN investigators died from a long-term illness, his...

DR Congo aircraft crash – all aboard feared dead

A cargo plane carrying presidential staff crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead, a presidential adviser told Reuters. ...

Congo mine goes digital in fight against conflict minerals

In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a...

Displaced people killed in DR Congo

At least 28 people were killed in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN mission MONUSCO said. A series...

Kidnapped SA miner released in DRC

A South African mine worker kidnapped by militia in eastern Congo in July was released on Thursday, according to the official Twitter account of...

Guterres meets DRC president

On the final day of a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres said the country was experiencing a...

Ebola death toll in DRC tops two thousand

The death toll in Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak climbed above 2,000, government data showed, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust...

Top DRC finance man questioned

The head of Democratic Republic of Congo’s public finances watchdog was detained for questioning for several hours, in what he said was retaliation for...

New DR Congo government named

DR Congo’s prime minister announced a new government eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with 60% of posts going to allies...

DR Congo Ebola spreading

Congolese authorities confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled province Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from previous cases near the border...

DR Congo Ebola trial effective

Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatment for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed encouraging survival...

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