Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 days

The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country planned to declare an end to the epidemic on Sunday,[…]

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Delays mark tense DR Congo election

An armed militia overrun several polling stations in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as millions voted to elect a new president. Mai Mai fighters attacked voting stations in six townships in Lubero town in North Kivu province, forcing voters to cast ballots for a candidate of their choice, a[…]

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EU renews sanctions against DR Congo ruling-party candidate

The European Union (EU) has renewed sanctions against the chosen successor of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country. Travel bans and asset freezes will be renewed for a year against Congo’s ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and[…]

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Seven UN peacekeepers killed in fight against DRC rebels

The United Nations says seven of its peacekeepers have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in a military operation with government forces against rebels in the country’s Ebola-hit northeast. Several DRC soldiers were also killed or wounded in Wednesday’s joint operation targeting Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the Beni region, North Kivu, according[…]

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