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BREAKING: Belgium willing to host Bemba after ICC release

Belgium prepared to accept DR Congo’s Bemba after acquittal: official Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Belgium is prepared to accept former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, after he was cleared of war crimes last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders said Thursday. “The Belgian authorities have responded …

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VIDEO: New Ebola case confirmed in DRC: UN

Mbandaka, DR Congo | UNifeed | A new confirmed case of Ebola on Thursday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo highlighted the urgent need for community mobilization in containing the disease. Since the start of the latest outbreak in the country, UNICEF and its partners have reached more than …

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DRC grand coalition picks Kabila as election draws near

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in a campaign group for the vast African country’s upcoming elections. The cabinet on Thursday unanimously approved the creation of …

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DRC warlord Jean Pierre Bemba acquitted of war crimes

The Hague, Netherlands | THE INDEPENDENT | Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been acquitted of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba had been convicted by trial chamber III of the International Criminal Court in 2016 and sentenced to 18 …

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DRC pilgrims to Namugongo to be monitored

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Operations Command-JOC and the Health Ministry will keep a close eye on pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC entering Uganda for the Martyr’s day celebrations for health and security reasons, URN has learnt. Although there is continuous surveillance and screening at different …

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Children ‘voluntarily join’ armed groups in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The majority of children who join armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo increasingly do so “voluntarily” because of a lack of alternatives, international charity War Child said Tuesday. There has been a steady drop in the number of child soldiers forcefully recruited by …

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Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo amid outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is facing an outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said. Congolese authorities declared the outbreak in the northwest region near Congo-Brazzaville on May 8, and three have …

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Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross said Thursday. DR Congo’s eastern neighbour has been coping with a surge of refugees following the resumption in December …

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