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DR Congo residents flee after volcano erupts

DR Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo volcano has erupted for the first time in nearly two decades, sending lava on to a major road as panicked...

Italy presses UN for answers over envoy’s killing in DR Congo

Italy has pressed the United Nations for answers about the attack on a UN food aid convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo that...

Democratic Republic of Congo marks 60 years since independence

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi vowed to root out the corruption and impunity that has hindered the country since its independence...

All on board die’ in DR Congo plane crash amid fears of deaths on ground

A plane carrying at least 17 passengers has crashed on take-off in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma, killing those on...

Second person dies from Ebola in Congo city

A second person has died of Ebola in Congo’s major city of Goma. The death has raised fears the virus could spread beyond the country’s...

Singapore seizes tonnes of elephant tusks and pangolin scales

Singapore has seized about 12 tonnes of pangolin scales belonging to about 2,000 of the endangered mammals, and nearly nine tonnes of elephant ivory. The...

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared a global health emergency

The World Health Organisation says the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now an international health emergency. A WHO expert committee...

UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

The World Health Organisation says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda — does not yet merit being declared a...

DR Congo pastor ‘likely to have sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda’

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak’s spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of...

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