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Congo ratifies African Court protocol

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on...
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13 deaths reported after volcanic eruption in DRC

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At least 15 people have been killed after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano on Saturday night in the north-eastern province of North Kivu...
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DRC residents seeking refuge in Rwanda after volcano eruption returning home

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Residents in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who fled to neighboring Rwanda following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo...
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Government takes delivery of 350,000 AstraZenecca vaccines from DR Congo

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Ghana on Friday morning, May 7, 2021, received 350,000 doses of the AstraZenecca COVID-19 vaccines from the Democratic Republic of Congo, to kick-start the...
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Military takes control of 2 provinces in eastern Congo

Two provinces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo were in a "state of siege" on Thursday, on the orders of President...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somali president visits DR Congo

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo left the country on Monday for a two-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Somali leader will meet...
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New Ebola outbreak kills 3 in Guinea – Africa CDC

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The West African country of Guinea has detected five Ebola virus cases and three Ebola-related deaths over the past one week, the Africa Centers...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Presidents of Egypt and DRC discuss dispute over Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his counterpart of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi on Thursday discussed over the phone the disputed...
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British government plans to cut millions in aid’ to some African countries

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The British government is planning to “slash hundreds of millions of pounds” to five individual African countries and the Sahel, according to official papers...
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The Democratic Republic of Congo to Host its First Smart City Conference

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be hosting the country’s first Smart City conference which will be taking place virtually from 16 to...
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11 African countries report of 501Y.V2 variant – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that some 11 African countries have so far reported the presence...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egyptian FM and UN chief discuss Ethiopia’s disputed Nile dam

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday exchanged views on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). During a...
A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters

President Biden To Help Africa Fight Ebola and COVID-19

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The new administration of President Biden has initiated three important policies to help fight disease in Africa, all of which are in the self...
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SADC condemns killing of Italian ambassador in DRC

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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, on...
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EU officials offer condolences for Italian ambassador killed in Congo

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dpa/GNA - EU officials expressed their condolences to the family of Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio, who was killed in an attack on a...
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Italian ambassador to Congo killed in ambush on UN convoy

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dpa/GNA – The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed when their humanitarian convoy was fired upon...
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DR Congo Parliament passes non-confidence vote against PM Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Parliament has passed a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba in a parliament plenary session...
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DR Congo military arrest 33 Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military arrested 33 Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert, a lake shared by the two countries, a top Ugandan...
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Uganda arrested 60 Rwandese, Congolese nationals over illegal entry

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Ugandan police on Tuesday said it has arrested 60 Rwandan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals over illegal entry into the east African...
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Uganda deploys elite force in capital ahead of Jan. 14 polls

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday said an elite force has been deployed in the capital Kampala to stamp out criminality ahead of the...
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Ex-Zambian vice president dismisses report of arrest in DRC

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Former Zambian Vice-President Nevers Mumba on Sunday denied reports that he has been arrested by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on...
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SADC leaders to meet over regional security issues

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The Southern African Development Community will on Friday convene a heads of state and government summit in Gaborone, Botswana, to deliberate on the Islamic...
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COVID-19: Foreign Ministry announces end of evacuation exercise

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Saturday said it has ended the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians abroad due to the COVID-19...
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South Sudan concerned about spread of Ebola during COVID-19

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South Sudan said on Sunday it was monitoring the border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to avert the spread of Ebola during...
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EAC urged to hasten admission of DR Congo to boost intra-regional trade

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The East African Business Council (EABC), a private sector association comprising investors involved in exporting and importing, on Wednesday urged the East African Community...
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DRC announces lifting of state of health emergency across country

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The state of health emergency against the COVID-19 pandemic across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be lifted from Wednesday, President Felix Tshisekedi...
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Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

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Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of...
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Angola redoubles border surveillance amid fears of reported Ebola cases in DR Congo

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Angola on Thursday said it is intensifying precautionary measures in the border areas of the eastern Lunda Norte Province with the Democratic Republic of...
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Africa CDC closely monitoring new outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday said its specialized health institution, the Africa CDC, is closely monitoring the situation while preparing to support responses...
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54 people killed by militiamen in northeast DR Congo

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At least 54 people killed in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) overnight Tuesday to Wednesday in northeast Ituri province in the...