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Seven dead, 23 missing in DR Congo canoe accident

Tshikapa, DR Congo | AFP | Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials said on Friday. Local official Kerozene Kabongo told AFP the canoes were carrying miners who dive for diamonds in the Kasai …

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DR Congo threatens international action over Angola expulsions

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday threatened to take international action over Angola’s recent, and allegedly violent, expulsion of some 200,000 illegal migrants from its west African neighbour. DR Congo invites the Angolan government “to carry out a thorough investigation in order to …

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WHO says DRC Ebola outbreak not yet global emergency

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “Based on the current context… the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC …

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Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast. The World Health Organization said Friday that 200 cases of the deadly virus have been …

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Kivu, Africa’s Great Lakes battleground

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  The Democratic Republic of Congo’s region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years. The fighting inflicts on Kivu — which is divided into North and South provinces …

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Trial of rebel leader Jamil Mukulu starts

Ugandan leader of shadowy rebel group in court over mass murder charges Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  The Ugandan leader of a shadowy rebel group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo appeared in court Monday on charges of mass murder and crimes against humanity. Jamil Mukulu, leader of the …

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