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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...
United Nations

UN highlights urgent need to tackle impact of likely electric car battery production boom

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The United Nations has highlighted the urgent need to tackle the impact of the anticipated boom of electric car battery production. Demand for raw materials...
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...

UN releases emergency funding to support Ebola response in DRC

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UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has released 40 million U.S. dollars to help the Democratic Republic of the...
DR Congo

UNICEF condemns killing of children in DR Congo

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday denounced an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under the age of 15,...
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...
Angola

Angola pledges to increase border surveillance with DRC

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Angola has said it will increase the number of border guard police to combat the border violations that have been recorded in the neighboring...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

DRC seeks Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa’s intervention in border dispute with Zambia

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approached Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa to mediate in its long-standing border dispute with Zambia, government-controlled media reported Tuesday. DRC...
South Sudan

UN lauds South Sudan for opening borders to refugees from DRC amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday lauded South Sudan for opening its borders to hundreds of people displaced by recent violence from the...
Mushindamo Road

Chinese enterprise to upgrade Mushindamo road

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A Chinese firm is mobilizing on-site in Northwestern province after the enterprise has been awarded a 22 million dollars (an equivalent of 400 million...
Un Envoy For Great Lakes Region Voices Optimism Despite Challenges

UN envoy for Great Lakes region voices optimism despite challenges

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The UN envoy for the Great Lakes region, Xia Huang, on Wednesday voiced optimism, citing events in the past year with positive implications for...
Congo

48 killed in DR Congo heavy rain

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At least 48 people died as a result of the torrential rain that hit the city of Uvira last Friday and its surrounding areas...
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Trucks marooned at Zambia/DRC border entry

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Trucks transporting various imported goods to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are marooned in Zambia following recent temporal closure of Kasumbalesa, a one-stop...
COVID-19: Ghana

7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in DRC

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Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the laboratory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Saturday night, according...
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,...
Un Working Closely With Government Of Ghana To Address Covid

30 African countries report 443 COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 10

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Some 443 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in 30 African countries as of Tuesday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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...
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South Sudan’s farmers pin hope on peace to restore shattered livelihoods

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For over 40 years, Gabriel Dete survived on farming to feed his extended family until all came to an abrupt end four years ago...
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Ghanaians mark independence anniversary in DR Congo

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The Ghana Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has marked the 63rd independence anniversary of Ghana at a colourful ceremony. The programme brought...
Tokyo 2020 Olympic games

Kenya’s beach volleyball team hunts for Olympic ticket

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Kenya coach Sammy Mulinge has called for consistence and focus from his players as they head to Abuja, Nigeria for the second round of...
DRC

At least 24 killed by militiamen in northeast of DRC

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At least 24 people were killed in an attack by militiamen in a village in the province of Ituri in the northeast of the...
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...
Ebola

WHO announces Ebola outbreak in DRC still international emergency

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak which started in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still...
Ebola

Ebola outbreak in DRC to be re-assessed after encouraged progress

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The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease will meet to assess whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
free movement

Angola may withdraw from free movement agreement with two Congos

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Angola may pull out in the near future, from the tripartite agreement on free movement of people and goods it signed 21 years ago...
Ebola vaccine

8,000 vaccinated against Ebola in western Rwanda

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About 8,000 Rwandans have so far been vaccinated against Ebola in the western districts of Rubavu and Rusizi bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Rwanda's new foreign minister Vincent Biruta speaks during a welcoming event for him in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Nov. 7, 2019. Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday evening reshuffled the cabinet, appointing a new foreign minister and reintroducing the portfolio of internal security. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Nearly 2,000 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC

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A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups...
Ebola

International community urged to show greater solidarity against Ebola crisis as death toll exceeds...

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The African Union (AU) on Monday called on all Africans and international partners to show greater solidarity with communities affected by the ongoing Ebola...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC condemns attacks on civilians, peacekeepers in DRC

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Friday condemned the continued attacks on civilians in the town of Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic...