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Votes on Sale for $50,000 Repulse Would-Be Senators in Congo  Bloomberg

Lawmakers are offering their votes to prospective senators in the Democratic Republic of Congo for as much as $50000 apiece, according to candidates who've ...

U.N. Report Says Massacres In Congo Might Constitute Crimes Against Humanity  NPR

Murder, rape and torture — those are just some of the abuses United Nations investigators say were committed during massacres that occurred in December in ...

Congo president frees several political prisoners, 700 others  Reuters

Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, pardoned three prominent political prisoners and 700 regular ones on Wednesday, state TV reported, a good will ...

WHO: Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border  Al Jazeera English

Pneumonic plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, usually found in small mammals and their fleas.

Al Jazeera English
Massacres in Congo May Be Crimes Against Humanity, U.N. Team Says  The New York Times

Attacks by the Batende ethnic group on a Banunu community killed at least 535 people, a team of United Nations investigators reported.

The New York Times
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo  africanews

The public health response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak continues to make gains. During the last 21 days (20 February – 12 March.

Strengthening good agricultural practices to boost production - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

In the village of Kasheke, located near Lake Kivu in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rachel Akonkwa goes to the community ...

1 Person Dead After Attack On Ebola Treatment Center In Congo  NPR

As the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to experience a deadly Ebola outbreak, armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city ...

Serious mental health issues after violence in western DR Congo  RFI English

The United Nations says that ethnic violence in Yumbi, western Democratic Republic of Congo, could constitute crimes against humanity. The medical charity ...

RFI English
Congo's ex-leader Kabila's party to pick prime minister: sources  Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The party of Congo's former president Joseph Kabila will choose the prime minister and negotiate over cabinet appointments under a ...

Congo Lost $617 Million Dispute Before Approving Oil Deal  Bloomberg

An international court ordered the Democratic Republic of Congo to pay DIG Oil Ltd. of South Africa $617 million for failing to honor two oil contracts, weeks ...

DR Congo's Kabila corruption hampers oil industry  Quartz

All the government needs from oil is to let their chosen friends profit, and that is entirely possible without new oil being pumped, or even discovered.

Battle against Ebola in Congo being lost amid militarized response, MSF says  NBCNews.com

The battle against Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo is failing because an overly militarized response is alienating patients and families, MSF says.

Belgium’s Africa Museum reopens, as country confronts its violent colonial past  The Washington Post

The reopened Africa Museum in Brussels has sparked a painful debate about Belgium's colonial past.

The Washington Post
UN Humanitarian Chief and UNICEF Executive Director to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo 17-21 March 2019  africanews

WHO: Henrietta F. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator ...

Deadly plague on Uganda-Congo border: WHO  The Australian

A deadly form of plague has broken out on Ugandas border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and several people are thought to have died of the disease, ...

The Australian
Ebola treatment center in the Congo attacked for the second time  Axios

One police officer was killed in Saturday's attack in the Congo.

Liberia want Afcon qualifier moved from DR Congo because of Ebola  BBC Sport

The Liberia FA wants the venue for its crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in DR Congo moved because of concerns over the Ebola epidemic.

BBC Sport
A roadmap for the United States in DRC and other budding African democracies  Brookings Institution

2019 could spell a new era for Congo and the wider region if the international community pivots strategies and uses its available leverage to push for meaningful ...

Brookings Institution
‘Crippling’ Attacks Force Doctors Without Borders to Close Ebola Centers in Congo  The New York Times

Two attacks on Ebola treatment centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have forced the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to close the ...

The New York Times
Health Officials Chase Clues To Learn Why Ebola Is Spreading In Two Congo Towns : Goats and Soda  NPR

Responders are zeroing in on an important source of new infections in the towns of Katwa and Butembo.

Ebola in Congo: assailants attacked facilities treating patients — again  Vox.com

An Ebola treatment center that shut down in response to an arson attack in late February was again stormed by armed assailants on Saturday, leaving one ...

Congo massacre survivors tell of canoe escapes and being left for dead  IRINnews.org

For 48 hours in mid-December, the remote fishing and farming region of Yumbi some 400 kilometres north of Kinshasa on the banks of the Congo River became ...

America Must Not Endorse Faulty Elections in the Congo  The National Interest Online

The U.S. State Department recently released—unilaterally and in defiance of the broader government's policy-making process—a shocking statement lauding a ...

The National Interest Online
Ebola treatment center in Congo reopens after attack, but without Doctors Without Borders  CNN

Two attacks on Ebola treatment centers at the epicenter of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo have forced Doctors Without Borders to put some of ...

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; mayor says a police officer killed  WSB Atlanta

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; mayor says a police officer killed.

WSB Atlanta
DR Congo: Post-Election Killings Test New President  Human Rights Watch

The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing ...

Human Rights Watch
Police in DR Congo accused of extrajudicial killings  Aljazeera.com

Human Rights Watch says police killed at least 27 people, some of whom were mutilated, during 2018 crackdown on gangs.

New Ebola treatments are being tested in Congo outbreak area  Washington Post

Amid the second-largest Ebola outbreak ever, the hunt for a lifesaving treatment is on. A clinical trial of patients taking place in Congo is gathering evidence on ...

Washington Post
Zimbabwe captain Musona in fitness race for 2019 Afcon qualifier against Congo  Goal.com

If declared unfit for the Afcon qualifier against Congo, the Zimbabwe captain would become the latest injury casualty after Marvelous Nakamba.

Demand for Congo’s cobalt is on the rise. So is the scrutiny of mining practices.  Washington Post

Congo's contested elections in December resulted in the country's first electoral transfer of power, 59 years after independence. The outcome — with Félix ...

Washington Post
Glencore Contractor in Congo Spills Acid, Killing 20  The Wall Street Journal

A truck owned by a contractor for a Glencore mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo crashed and spilled sulfuric acid on two vehicles, killing ...

The Wall Street Journal
An entrepreneur brings professional grieving to eastern Congo  The Economist

DEBORAH NZIGIRE, a 65-year-old Congolese woman, is nervous when she sits down for her job interview. Her hands are clasped tightly together, her words ...

The Economist
Briefing: Months after a massacre in Congo, little aid but plenty of fear  IRINnews.org

Eleven weeks after violence in Yumbi left more than 535 people dead, tens of thousands who fled still lack basic assistance.

Dieumerci Mbokani: DR Congo striker recalled for crucial Afcon qualifier  BBC Sport

Veteran striker Dieumerci Mbokani is recalled to DR Congo's squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Liberia on 24 March.

BBC Sport
Rwanda-DR Congo Relations Getting Even Better - Sezibera  AllAfrica.com

Following Kamerhe visit, Rwanda invited DR Congo President, Félix Tshisekedi, to this year's edition of the Africa CEO forum in Kigali, which is due in two ...

Congo's Virunga park reopens eight months after deadly ambush  Reuters

GOMA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to its closure last year ...

Congolese Family Pleads For Help With Dad's Asylum Case  KPBS

The family of Constantin Bakala gathered in downtown San Diego on Thursday to submit a petition with the federal government, with nearly 500 signatures, ...

Shootings kill eight in eastern DR Congo  EWN

The shootings came as Martin Fayulu, controversially beaten by fellow opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi in the December 30 presidential election, was in ...

Ebola in the DR Congo warzone  BBC News

Violent attacks are making treating the worst Ebola outbreak in the history of DR Congo even harder.

BBC News
Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Congo  VOA News

A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the ...

VOA News
Congo,China to reach deal on debt  africanews

China is considering canceling or rescheduling the Congolese debt deal. Beijing holds 35% of Brazzaville's deb.

Interior minister delays planned deportation of Congolese migrants  The Times of Israel

Deri says 'recent events' in Congo mean asylum seekers may be in danger if Israel removes their group protection status; rights groups hail move.

The Times of Israel
Ex-VP of Congo seeks damages over war crime convictions  Merced Sun-Star

A former vice president of Congo who was acquitted on appeal of war crimes in Central African Republic is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation ...

Merced Sun-Star
Congo: Rebels Attack Reopened Ebola Treatment Centre, Kill Policeman  softpower.ug

GOMA – Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, which is the epicentre of the current ...

DR Congo: Tshisekedi pledges to free political prisoners  BBC News

The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, says he wants to free all political prisoners within the next 10 days. In a speech he ...

BBC News
Congo police sentenced to three years in jail for deaths of 13 youngsters  TimesLIVE

A Republic of Congo court on Friday handed jail terms of up to three years to policemen accused of killing 13 young men at a police station in the capital ...

Improper Voting Discovered at Methodist Vote on Gay Clergy  The New York Times

Ballots were cast by individuals who were not authorized to vote at the conference, according to interviews and a review of the church's records.

The New York Times
UN probe unearths DR Congo massacre  Aljazeera.com

A dispute between local tribes in December last year resulted in at least 535 deaths and hundreds of homes burned down in the remote town of Yumbi.

DR Congo supply surge drains power from cobalt price  Financial Times

Despite production issues hitting output, the slump is expected to continue until 2022.

Financial Times
DR Congo leader calls for 'better armed' UN peacekeepers  EWN

President Felix Tshisekedi has also called for 'healthy cooperation' with Europe, following tensions during the latter half of his predecessor Joseph Kabila's ...

The Interview - US Africa policy chief vows 'more sanctions' on DR Congo officials  FRANCE 24

Our guest is a career diplomat who's been called back to lead the US State Department's Bureau of African Affairs for the Trump administration. US Assistant ...

DR Congo: Insecurity and attacks mean Ebola will keep spreading, warns world health agency  UN News

An Ebola health care worker examines a one week old infant in an isolation tent at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the ...

UN News
DR Congo MPs elect senate amid vote buying scandal  Myjoyonline.com

Provincial assemblies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are voting for senators today in 24 of the country's 26 provinces.

Ebola treatment centre in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead  Toronto Star

KINSHASA, Congo - Heavily armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the heart of eastern Congo's deadly outbreak on Saturday, with one ...

Toronto Star
China's €52m parliament gift to Congo on course for 2020 completion  africanews

A project under which the Chinese government is building a free parliament complex for the Republic of Congo is far advanced and on schedule for completion ...

Eritrean solar startup builds in South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo  Quartz

Within an hour of landing in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016, Metkel Zerai received word that a *fresh* round of fighting had broken out in Juba, South Sudan.

Hamilton doctor saw plenty of heartbreaking scenes in the Congo, torn apart by armed conflict  TheSpec.com

It was at some point on the final leg of a circuitous and sometimes treacherous journey to a village in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of ...

Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 14 February 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 14 Feb 2019 by WHO.

New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 days  eNCA

KINSHASA - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had ...

Congo's Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity  The Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to "massively" support ...

The Associated Press
Ebola Cases 'Have Halved' In DR Congo | General News  Peace FM Online

The head of the World Health Organisation has set a six-month target to end the outbreak of the Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Peace FM Online
Congolese journalist jailed for insulting governor  The Nation Newspaper

A reporter named Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe who works with the privately owned broadcaster Radio Television Sarah, was convicted on March 1 in the...

The Nation Newspaper
Gunmen kill ranger in Congo's Virunga park after re-opening  Reuters

GOMA (Reuters) - Militiamen have killed a ranger in Congo's Virunga National Park, the park said on Friday, less than a month since it re-opened after being ...

Ebola outbreak 'under control' in part of eastern DR Congo  eNCA

KINSHASA, DR Congo - An Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 500 people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been brought under control ...

Last of the gentleman mercenaries: the incredible life of Wild Geese leader 'Mad Mike' Hoare  Telegraph.co.uk

Throughout history the life of mercenary soldiers has tended to be nasty brutish and short, but their average lifespan has been bumped up significantly in recent ...

Congo's miners dying to feed world's hunger for electric cars  The Times

Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world's growing hunger for cobalt. Christina Lamb reports from Kolwezi. Patrick ...

The Times
Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
California church embraces Congolese family as father seeks asylum, fights deportation  Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News *Service*] An Episcopal congregation in California is rallying behind the family of a Congolese asylum-seeker as he fights to stay in the United ...

Episcopal News Service
Felix Tshisekedi holds coalition talks with Joseph Kabila  Daily Nation

The talks would open the way to naming a prime minister to run the country.

Daily Nation
Zimbabwe/Congo-Brazzaville: Congo's Balotelli Woes Give Warriors Big Boost ... Red Devils Star Likely to Miss Afcon Decider  AllAfrica.com

THE football gods appear to be casting a bright light on the Warriors path, as they battle to make the 2019 AFCON finals, with Congo-Brazzaville's attacking ...

Nakamba out of Congo showdown  The Herald

MARVELOUS NAKAMBA has been ruled out of the Warriors 2019 AFCON qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville on March 24 at the National Sports Stadium after ...

The Herald

THE man dubbed the Balotelli of Congo, Thievy Boufama, the golden boy of these Red Devils, has been named in his country's make-or-break 2019 AFCON ...

The Herald
Warriors Should Guard Against Complacency In the Congo Match – Pasuwa  pindula.co.zw

Former Warriors coach Kallisto Pasuwa said the current group of players should guard against complacency to make sure that the country qualifies for the 2019 ...

The Congolese 'Devil of Death' is now in town  The Herald

THEY call him the ultimate beast, Nyamamabe in their Congolese language, the Devil of Death they unleash as their last line of defence where they need a ...

The Herald
Sharuko on Saturday: BEASTS OF ENGLAND, BEASTS OF CONGO, BEASTS OF FOOTBALL . . . Red Devils of Manchester, Red devils of Brazzaville: Similar nicknames, vast gulf in pedigree  The Herald

Sharuko on Saturday OKAY, folks, let's start by putting everything into perspective – for 1 012 days Real Madrid ruled European football, that's about roughly 144 ...

The Herald
Museveni Meets Congo's Foreign Minister  New Vision

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New Vision
Kapini Confident Warriors Will Thump Congo 4-0  pindula.co.zw

Former Warriors goal-minder Tapuwa Kapini believes that Zimbabwe will beat Congo Brazzaville by a 4-0 scoreline in the final AFCON 2019 qualifier to be ...

Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka set to ditch Congo DR for England  Goal.com

Having featured for the Under-21 level of the English team, the youngster is looking forward to making his Three Lions bow.

Congo 1991 haunts Warriors..Alexander 'Cool Ruler' Maseko absolves John Sibanda  Nehanda Radio

By Lovemore Dube. Zimbabwe looked set to beat Congo-Brazzaville on 14 July 1991 to set a last Group F win and qualify situation against Malawi in Lilongwe ...

Nehanda Radio
Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station  eNCA

The head of the Brazzaville police station where the 13 died last July was given a two-year prison sentence and his deputy a three years.

Rail cranes for Congo  Railway Gazette International

CONGO: CRRC Qiqihar has supplied two railway cranes to Chemin de fer Congo-Océan, which will use them for both lifting heavy freight and accident...

Railway Gazette International
Congo delays Sunday's election for months in Ebola zone  The Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's already long-delayed election set for Sunday will be postponed for months in certain communities where a deadly Ebola ...

The Associated Press
EU Unveils Shs 12bn Project to Support Congolese Refugees in Uganda  chimpreports.com

A European Union-funded humanitarian project, extending over twelve months, has been launched in Uganda to address the basic needs of Democratic ...

Seven Congolese nationals found in 1-room house in Maralal arraigned  Citizen TV

Seven Congolese nationals were on Friday arraigned before a Maralal court and charged with being in the country illegally.

Citizen TV
Opposition Leader Is Seen by Church as Winning Congo Vote  The New York Times

The Catholic Church, widely trusted, has determined that Martin Fayulu is the victor of the disputed presidential election, setting up a confrontation with the ...

The New York Times
Congo Presidential Election Results Delayed  The New York Times

People in the Democratic Republic of Congo had been told they would learn who their new leader was on Wednesday night. The hour passed with no word.

The New York Times
Congo President Didn’t Run for Re-election, but He’s Still in Control  The New York Times

In the absence of intense international pressure or a public uprising, neither of which seems imminent, the outgoing president may be outgoing in name only.

The New York Times
Democratic Republic of the Congo postpones long-awaited presidential election  CNN

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's election to replace President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the country for nearly 18 years, has been delayed by a ...

Warning of ‘Fictitious’ Election Results Online, Congo Cuts Internet for 2nd Day  The New York Times

The Democratic Republic of Congo, waiting for official election results, cut internet connections and SMS services for a second day, saying it wanted to avert ...

The New York Times
Warriors squad to face Congo named  Bulawayo24 News

Warriors head coach Sunday Chidzambwa has today named the Warriors provisional squad to face Congo Brazzaville in a must win 2019 AFCON qualifier to ...

Bulawayo24 News
Mounting evidence of fraud in Congo vote prompts rare rebuke from the African Union  The Washington Post

NAIROBI — In an unprecedented move, the African Union called on Congo's government to suspend proclamation of the final results of the country's Dec.

The Washington Post
Back to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC  Al Jazeera America

"The people always win." Thirty-one-year-old Ben is one of the leaders of a civil society movement campaigning for democracy in the Democratic Republic of ...

Al Jazeera America
Yet another delay in Congo election casts doubt on handover of power  CNN

Yet another delay of the Democratic Republic of Congo's long-awaited presidential election has raised questions over the vote's credibility, sparking violent ...

Congolese Hold Their Breath, Wondering If This Presidential Election Will Be Credible  NPR

Election day delays kept polling stations open for hours after they were supposed to close in the capital Kinshasa, with one of the big issues attributed to new ...

Democratic Republic of Congo internet shutdown shows how Chinese censorship tactics are spreading  CNN

As citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pointlessly refresh their web browsers this week, they may be getting a preview of just what ...

DRC Catholic laity: Let us work for a new Congo  Vatican News

Members of DRC's Comité Laïc de Coordination (CLC), a Catholic Church lay organisation that organised pre-election demonstrations in the in the ...

Vatican News
Declared Runner-Up Challenges Congo Election Results  The New York Times

Martin Fayulu is demanding a manual recount, accusing the declared winner, Felix Tshisekedi, of a back-room deal with President Joseph Kabila.

The New York Times
DR Congo's people hope new leader will make changes  Aljazeera.com

There's optimism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as people welcome their new leader, in spite of the economic hurdles ahead and questions ...


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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is named after the Congo River, which flows throughout the country.The Congo River is the world's deepest river and the world's second largest river by discharge.
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Congo gained independence from Belgium in 1960. From 1971 to 1997 the country was officially the Republic of Zaire, a change made by then ruler Gen. Mobutu Sese Seko to give the country what he thought was a more authentic African name.
Ebola Treatment Center Attacked . An Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo was burned and shot at last week, part of a series of attacks.
Sapeurs and Rumble in the Jungle Muhammad Ali Stadium Kinshasa Day Tour. ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Saloon Kinshasa, KinshasaKinshasa is the third largest city on the African continent, capital of Africa’s third-largest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa).
Under the command of the French, the natives of the Congo suffered through forced labor, and saw their valuable rubber and ivory resources exploited as well.. In 1945, Jean-Felix Tchicaya was elected into the French Parliament, becoming one of the first African leaders given the opportunity.
2. Officially Republic of the Congo. A country of west-central Africa with a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It was part of French Equatorial Africa before becoming independent in 1960.
More information about the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
Democratic Republic of the Congo . March 2019. Ranger killed weeks after reopening of Virunga national park. Park in DRC was shut last year for more than eight months after series of attacks on staff
Congo may refer to either of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa: . the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast (capital: Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Kinshasa"

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Congo may refer to either of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa:the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast (capital: Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Kinshasa"the smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville) and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Brazzaville"Congo or Kongo may also refer to: