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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...

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...
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DRC president declares state of siege in two northeastern provinces

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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi declared late Friday a state of siege in the northeastern provinces of North...
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Opposition candidate in Congo-Brazzaville dies from Covid-19

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dpa/GNA - Shortly after presidential elections in the Central African country of Congo-Brazzaville, the main opposition candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas has died...

Congo-Brazzaville presidential poll likely to hand win to ’emperor’

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dpa/GNA - Citizens in Congo-Brazzaville headed to the polls on Sunday to vote in a presidential election that looks likely to hand Denis...
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DRC authorities require notification before foreign diplomats travel across country

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) now requires accredited diplomats to notify the relevant authorities in advance before traveling through the country's provinces. The...
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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...
File photo: A barge with about three hundred people ran aground in the evening on the Congo River, DRC. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Exclusive by Getty Images)

Six dead and 19 missing in Congo River barge sinking – report

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At least six people died when a barge sank on the Congo River, authorities in DR Congo's northeastern province of Tshopo said on Tuesday. ...
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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...
Covid-19

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in DR Congo exceeds 200

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) registered a total of 207 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, up 24 from the previous day, according...
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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...
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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...
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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...

DR Congo confirms 5 new COVID-19 cases

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Health Minister Eteni Longondo announced on Saturday the confirmation of five new COVID-19 cases on Friday night in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic...

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...

DRC authorities confirm 1st case of coronavirus

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Minister of Health Dr. Eteni Longondo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed on Tuesday the first positive case of coronavirus in the...
A staff member disinfects subway train carriage in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 13, 2020. To ensure the safety of passengers, Changsha has stepped up various prevention measures at subway stations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, such as disinfection in subway stations and subway train carriages, temperature measuring, setting up new observation points and publicity of epidemic prevention information. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

Experience in fighting Ebola to help end COVID-19 – Jean-Jacques Muyembe

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The fight against the COVID-19 could benefit from the experience in fighting the Ebola epidemic, according to Jean-Jacques Muyembe, coordinator in charge of the...

150000 PLHIV ignorant about their status: GAC

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Globally, it is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to...
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DR Congo’s Ruling Party Demonstrates After Senatorial Elections

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Activists of the ruling party UDPS took to the streets in several provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Saturday as they...

Disputes Emerge Erupt in DRC Over Presidential Election

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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared early Thursday morning the winner of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while disputes...

DR Congo’s EC Declares Tshisekedi Winner in Presidential Race

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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to interim results proclaimed early Thursday morning...
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DRC election provisional results deferred to next week

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The publication of the provisional results of the general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), initially expected to be announced on Sunday,...

DRC Elections Kick-off On December 23rd, 2018 Amidst Hostile Political Environment

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Election campaigning will take place in a hostile political environment that leaves little room for people to freely and safely exercise their human rights,...
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DR Congo takes delivery of first experimental Ebola Vaccine

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The first batch of experimental vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) against Ebola hemorrhagic fever arrived Wednesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic...
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DR Congo: New Urban Cases of Ebola Outbreaks Discovered

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The Ebola outbreak of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has entered a "new phase" following the first reported case of the deadly...
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Why DR Congo Has Become more Susceptible to Ebola

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Doctor Tedros Adhanom said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

DR Congo political actors meet over presidential polls

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The problem of elections had pushed opposition members to momentarily suspend their participation in the ongoing political dialogue under the leadership of African Union...
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DR Congo opposition suspends participation in political dialogue

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The spokesman for the opposition delegation Jean Lucien said the suspension of their participation in the dialogue was aimed at pushing the country's National...