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June, 2020

  • 30 June

    Belgian King Apologises To DR Congo For Colonial-era Cruelty

    Belgian King Philippe has expressed regret for the acts of cruelty committed during the years that his ancestor, Leopold II, presided over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as his personal property. Read Also: COVID-19 Promoted By Force For Nigerians To Accept – Bello In a letter to …

August, 2019

  • 16 August

    D’Tigress Thrash DR Congo For Semi-finals

    African champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigress, on Thursday, continued their quest to defend their title, as they defeated Democratic Republic of Congo 79-46, in a quarterfinal game at the ongoing 2019 Africa Basketball tournament in Senegal. The Nigerian ladies, who were even more ruthless against Cameroon in their last match, booked their …

June, 2019

April, 2019

  • 30 April

    Ebola Kills 26 In One Day In DR Congo

    Twenty-six people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West …

  • 16 April

    Three Dead, Dozens Missing As Canoe Capsizes In DR Congo

    Three people died and dozens were missing after a large canoe capsized overnight on Lake Kivu in eastern DR Congo, local sources said Tuesday. “The toll in human lives is unknown, but it is very heavy,” said Apollinaire Bulindi, an honorary provincial minister and prominent engineer. Sources said between 50 …

  • 6 April

    Death Toll from Ebola Rises To 700 In DR Congo

    Some 100 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo over the past three weeks, taking the overall death toll in the latest outbreak past 700, according to health ministry data. Local people are now at least receiving vaccines on a large scale for the first time with …

March, 2019

  • 12 March

    More Than 500 People Killed In DR Congo Violence – UN

    More than 500 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year when an ethnic violence broke out between two communities, a United Nations investigation says. The UN said families were burnt alive in their homes and a two-year old child was thrown into a septic tank.   …

January, 2019

  • 20 January

    Fayulu Loses In Court, Tshisekedi Confirmed DR Congo Presidential Election Winner

    The Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up. Announcing the final results of the much-delayed poll, the Constitutional Court said Tshisekedi had won by a simple majority, paving the …

  • 3 January

    Ebola Cases In DR Congo Hits 560 – Official

    Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reached at least 560, with 368 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health  has confirmed . “Ebola — the situation on Wednesday, January 2, 2019: a total of 608 cases (560 confirmed and 48 possible), 368 people died and 207 have recovered,” the DRC …

December, 2018

  • 26 December

    DR Congo Postpones Delayed Presidential Election In Two Regions

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence. However, the delay will not affect the nationwide timetable for the presidential ballot, which is being held alongside legislative …

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