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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Country in Central Africa
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 1997. It is, by area, the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of over 78 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populated country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populated country in the world.

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Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

koffi olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl
Congolese star Koffi Olomidé is given a two-year suspended jail term by a French court.
BBC News - Published

Congo suspends seating of new senators following disputed election

President Felix Tshisekedi's Congo government on Monday blocked newly-elected senators from taking office after a disputed vote that gave allies of his predecessor an overwhelming majority in the upper..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Democratic Republic of the Congo

Attacks on DRC's Ebola treatment facilities threatens progress [Video]Attacks on DRC's Ebola treatment facilities threatens progress

Health workers say that attacks could undo the work that has been done to contain the deadly outbreak that was first detected in August of last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

DRC starts releasing pardoned political prisoners [Video]DRC starts releasing pardoned political prisoners

Felix Tshisekedi promised about 700 prisoners would be freed during his first 100 days in office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Be Over By September [Video]WHO Says Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Be Over By September

The organization's director-general said the number of new cases being reported each week is down since January.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Paul Manafort Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere. Here's How He Got His Start In Dirty Politics [Video]Paul Manafort Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere. Here's How He Got His Start In Dirty Politics

Paul Manafort was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Manafort's career in politics began with Gerald Ford's 1976 presidential campaign,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

Thousands More Could Join Migrant Family Separation Suit [Video]Thousands More Could Join Migrant Family Separation Suit

​This is bad news for the Trump administration, which argued these families should be excluded from the suit.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Ebola outbreak response in DR Congo criticised [Video]Ebola outbreak response in DR Congo criticised

Health workers battling Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo are facing 'a climate of deepening community mistrust' nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders warns.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Two Ebola clinics burned down in DR Congo [Video]Two Ebola clinics burned down in DR Congo

Four people with confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus are still missing after fleeing the scene.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Congo Ebola centre set on fire after armed attack [Video]Congo Ebola centre set on fire after armed attack

Armed assailants have attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gun battle with security forces,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

UN probe unearths DR Congo massacre [Video]UN probe unearths DR Congo massacre

A dispute between local tribes in December last year resulted in at least 535 deaths and hundreds of homes burned down in the remote town of Yumbi.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People [Video]Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People

The latest update on the current outbreak of Ebola ravaging Africa shows the situation there continues to worsen. This past weekend, the Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

100 Children Dead From Ebola in DRC [Video]100 Children Dead From Ebola in DRC

According to CNN, the Ebola outbreak has taken the lives of nearly one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the outbreak first began last year. According to the charity Save the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

World Health Organization Press Conference on Ebola Crisis in Congo [Video]World Health Organization Press Conference on Ebola Crisis in Congo

An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:50Published

DR Congo elections: Fayulu calls for peaceful resistance [Video]DR Congo elections: Fayulu calls for peaceful resistance

DRC 2018 presidential candidate Martin Fayulu urged supporters to embrace 'peaceful resistance' at a rally in Kinshasa.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published

DR Congo Ebola: Over 66,000 vaccinated [Video]DR Congo Ebola: Over 66,000 vaccinated

World Health Organization says it has managed to control the disease in the concerned areas of DRC.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

DR Congo's people hope new leader will make changes [Video]DR Congo's people hope new leader will make changes

With poverty, corruption and high unemployment, the DRC's new president faces many challenges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Congo's Tshisekedi sworn in as president [Video]Congo's Tshisekedi sworn in as president

Congo witnessed its first electoral transfer of power on Thursday, as Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as president following a contested victory from a chaotic vote. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

DR Congo crisis deepens; African leaders congratulate Tshisekedi [Video]DR Congo crisis deepens; African leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

African Union 'postpones' urgent trip to Congo after court confirmed Tshisekedi win, despite questions over the result.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Tshisekedi declared DR Congo's president, but runner-up revolts [Video]Tshisekedi declared DR Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

Poll crisis deepens as court confirms Tshisekedi's victory, while rival Fayulu declares himself 'legitimate president'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Congo top court declares winner in election [Video]Congo top court declares winner in election

Congo’s constitutional court has confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s presidential election win, dismissing a challenge from another opposition leader who has rejected the court’s decision and declared..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Demonstrators sing for DRC’s Tshisekedi as they await presidential results [Video]Demonstrators sing for DRC’s Tshisekedi as they await presidential results

The supporters took to the streets of Kinshasa as they awaited the final results of the country's presidential election. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat

violence in drc after president's party crushing senate defeat
The party of new Dr Congo President Felix Tshisekedi suffered a crushing defeat in Friday's senate election A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing..
WorldNews - Published

Congo ex-leader Kabila's coalition wins decisive senate majority

Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi's ability..
Reuters - Published

WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight

who: attacks could reverse gains in congo's ebola fight
Advertisement GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made...
WorldNews - Published

Congo president frees several political prisoners, 700 others

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, pardoned three prominent political prisoners and 700 regular ones on Wednesday, state TV reported, a good will gesture signalling a break..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

More than 500 Banunu killed in attacks by rival ethnic group in DR Congo: U.N. investigation

More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some beheaded and many slain as they tried to..
Reuters - Published

DR Congo: Violence may be crime against humanity, UN says

dr congo: violence may be crime against humanity, un says
People were burnt alive and a two-year-old was thrown into a septic tank, a UN investigation says.
BBC News - Published

UN says killings in Congo ethnic clashes may be crimes against humanity

un says killings in congo ethnic clashes may be crimes against humanity
The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against humanity, a The UN human rights office..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - A deadly form of plague has broken out on Uganda's border with Democratic Republic of Congo and several people are thought to have died of the disease, the World Health Organization..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Jean-Pierre Bemba seeks €70m from war crimes court

jean-pierre bemba seeks €70m from war crimes court
The Hague — Former DRC vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba is demanding €68m in compensation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) following his war crimes acquittal last year, his lawyer..
WorldNews - Published

Ex-Congolese VP seeks damages from war crimes court

Former Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, is seeking nearly 70 million euros ($75..
Reuters - Published

Congo's Mai Mai militiamen attack Ebola treatment centre

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment centre at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding health workers..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •ReutersWorldNews

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