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Over 400,000 People Displaced After Volcano Erupts in DR Congo – IOM

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More than 415,000 people have had to leave Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in the aftermath of the active Nyiragongo...
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

Congo declares end to 12th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday declared an end to its 12th Ebola outbreak. The Health Ministry in the vast central African nation...

DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday officially declared the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak, which killed six people in its...
UNICEF

Surge in violence in DRC’s Ituri worsens plight for children

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A recent surge in armed insurgency and intercommunal violence in the eastern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...
ebola

Ebola infects 28 people, kills 11 in Guinea and DRC

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The African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 28 Ebola virus cases and 11 deaths so far,...
militia

DRC authorities identify FDLR rebels responsible for Italian ambassador’s death

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Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday evening identified rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)...
Ebola Virus Epidemic In West Africa

Ebola infects 14 people, kills 9 in Guinea and DRC – Africa CDC

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Two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 14 Ebola virus cases and nine deaths so far,...
Belt and Road

Belt and Road cooperation between China and Africa to have brighter future

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The Belt and Road cooperation between China and Africa, which has overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and external interference, is covering most...
DR Congo

SADC meets over peace restoration in DR Congo

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) officials met on Wednesday to discuss ways of restoring peace and security in the Democratic Republic of the...
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Rwanda unveils 57 suspected rebels arrested in DRC

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The Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Friday paraded through the streets 57 suspected rebels who were recently arrested in the jungles of the neighboring...
Un Security Council Voices Concern Over Impact Of Covid On Sudan

UN Security Council renews DRC sanctions regime

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The UN Security Council on Thursday announced the adoption of a resolution to extend the sanctions regime on the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
Rwanda

Rwanda reopens cross-province transport, motorcycle passenger service

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The Rwandan cabinet on Tuesday approved resumption of transport between provinces and motorcycle passenger service, which had been banned previously as COVID-19 preventive measures. However,...
Covid

Rwanda, DRC to enhance cross-border cooperation on fight against COVID-19

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Rwandan ministers of health, trade and local government and their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) met on Thursday in Rwanda's...
DR Congo

DR Congo capital issues stay-at-home order amid coronavirus outbreak

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'s capital city Kinshasa on Thursday evening announced an order for its over 11 million residents to stay...
Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo

DRC president declares state of emergency to fight COVID-19

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Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), declared on Tuesday a state of emergency across the country to fight the...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

DRC unveils prevention measures to fight COVID-19

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has unveiled several prevention and control measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. Apart from strengthening border security,...

DRC health minister announces fourth case of coronavirus in Kinshasa

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Health minister Eteni Longondo on Tuesday confirmed a fourth positive coronavirus case in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to...
COVID-19: Ghana

Coronavirus gaining footing in Africa as nations step up preventive measures

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Coronavirus is fast gaining a footing in Africa with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reporting its first COVID-19 case on Tuesday, making...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Locust swarms reported in 9 African countries, Persian Gulf

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Locust swarms are spreading throughout east Africa into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Persian Gulf, a UN spokesman said on...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president calls for patience as border with Rwanda remains closed

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday called for patience as his country's border with Rwanda remains closed for nearly a year. Rwanda...

AU chairperson mourns victims killed in DR Congo landslide

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday expressed deep sadness following the death of at least 40 people as...
Ebola

Tanzania provides Ebola preparedness updates to WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said Tanzania has provided an update on its Ebola preparedness efforts. The update shows that from...
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Rwanda’s military tribunal starts trial of 25 suspected rebels

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Rwanda's military tribunal on Wednesday charged 25 suspected rebels of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), a terrorist organization formed by Rwandan dissidents according to...
United Nations

UN to honor Malawian fallen soldier with highest award

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The United Nations is expected to decorate a fallen Malawian soldier with the "Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" for the courage he...
Ebola

WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
World At Night

Viewpoint: The Urgent Need for a New Paradigm in Africa

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Re-posted from africanagenda.net Below are excerpts from a useful presentation that provides an overview on crucial areas of development in Africa. It echoes many ...
Violence

Western DRC: 535 Killed in Inter-Tribal Violence

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Recent fights between tribes in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have claimed at least 535 lives with the toll expected to go...
Ebola

Ebola disease intensifies in DR Congo-WHO

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World Health Organization (WHO) has hinted that the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity in Democratic Republic of the Congo. According...
Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola: “Nurses and doctors were battling to save my life”

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This is the country’s tenth Ebola outbreak – but it is the first time the densely populated province of North Kivu, an active conflict...
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Ebola virus disease: new cases reported in DR Congo

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The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity. Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small...