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Africa Unable to Build Pandemic Resilience Despite Experience of Ebola – WHO Adviser

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African countries were, on the whole, unprepared for the outbreak of COVID-19, despite many nations' experience of combating epidemics of Ebola and measles, Robert...
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DR Congo plans gradual return of displaced volcano-affected residents

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Following the decline in seismic activity of volcano Nyiragongo over the past four days, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is planning...
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Volcanic eruption in DRC results in at least 32 deaths

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The Nyiragongo volcano, located not far from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'s border with Rwanda, started to erupt on Saturday, spewing lava...
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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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Uganda and DRC open liaison office in Beni

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Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have opened a military liaison and intelligence sharing center in the eastern DRC town of...
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UN Security Council condemns attack on UN peacekeeping mission in DRC

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The Security Council strongly condemned Monday's attack on the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO Director-General congratulates DRC for handling 12th Ebola outbreak

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), has congratulated all involved in bringing an end to the 12th Ebola outbreak in...
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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Ebola infects 29 people, kills 13 in Guinea and DRC – Africa CDC

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Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 29 Ebola virus cases and 13 deaths so far, the Africa Centers for...
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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,...
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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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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,...
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UN teams, partners move to contain Ebola outbreak in DRC amd Guinea

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Teams from the United Nations and humanitarian partners are in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and southeast Guinea to...

Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and DRC stoke new fears in Africa

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New outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus disease in the two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are...
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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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UN chief condemns violence in DRC amid political crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday condemned the violent incidents in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid an evolving political crisis,...
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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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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...