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DR Congo kicks off Ebola vaccination amid new outbreak

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) kicked off Wednesday Ebola vaccination in Mbandaka, the capital city of the north-western Equateur Province, to halt the spread of the virus following an outbreak that has claimed two lives since April 21. Around 200 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV …

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Security stops trucks crossing to DRC as M23, FARDC clash

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has stopped trucks crossing Bunagana border in Kisoro district to the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the intense clashes between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in Rutshuru territory. Heavy fighting broke …

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Ugandans must tap into DRC opportunities – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have welcomed the admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC), saying that the development provides huge economic benefits to the country. They were responding to the statement by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African …

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DR Congo president to host talks with local militia groups

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi will chair Friday in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, a consultative meeting with the local militia groups in DRC, confirmed late Thursday by the DRC president’s office. The decision was made at a mini peace summit, …

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West Nile traders ask gov’t to guarantee their safety in DRC

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local investors in West Nile have tasked the government to address the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which they say is hampering trade in the region. The investors made the appeal in Nebbi district on Tuesday, during the West Nile investment …

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