Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Congo and the chocolate factory
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Mixed race women sue Belgian state over colonial-era 'kidnapping'
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Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption
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King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial 'cruelty' in Congo
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Belgian King's 'deep regret' over Congo suffering
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Belgium king expresses 'deepest regrets' over Africa colonialism
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Amnesty calls for justice for protesters killed in DRC
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DRC president's top aide gets 20-year jail term for corruption
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Refugee numbers have doubled in last decade - U.N.
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Congolese designer's virtual fashion goes viral
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A statue of former Belgian King Baudouin defaced with red paint
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Brussels councillor urges debate on statue of colonizer king
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New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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2019 saw drastic decline in tropical rainforest
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DR Congo activists fight misinformation around COVID-19
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Explainer: Annular solar eclipse to sweep across Africa and Asia
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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for DR Congo colonial abusesThis is the first time a Belgian monarch has formally expressed remorse for what happened during the country's colonial rule. In a letter sent to President Tshisekedi and published in Belgian media,..
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DR Congo's deadliest Ebola outbreak declared overMore than 2,000 people died in an area where decades of conflict have led to widespread mistrust.
Congo declares end to Ebola in parts of countryThe second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of..
Vital Kamerhe: DRC president's chief of staff found guilty of corruptionVital Kamerhe was sentenced to 20 years hard labour after a trial marked by the murder of a judge.
Forcibly displaced now account for 1% of humanity – UN reportThe number of people forcibly displaced from their homes has doubled over the past decade to almost 80 million, according to the UN refugee agency. A 9 million rise in the number of those forced to..
Congo mining provinces impose new COVID-19 lockdownsAuthorities in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern mining heartland announced temporary lockdowns on Tuesday in an effort to widen coronavirus testing and prevent a worrying situation from..
DR Congo judge died by being 'stabbed in the head'The country's justice minister says that a judge overseeing a corruption trial was murdered.
Congo says it will launch a tender for a new passport maker after Semlex talks failThe Democratic Republic of Congo will tender for a new passport-maker after talks with Brussels-based manufacturer Semlex fell through, the country's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Congo probing 'violent death' of judge in landmark graft trialDemocratic Republic of Congo's justice ministry said it had launched a murder investigation after an autopsy found the judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president's chief of staff had..
Judge in landmark Congo graft trial died violent death, says ministerThe high court judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president's chief of staff in Democratic Republic of Congo died a violent death from blows to the head, the justice minister said on..
Dozens missing after boat capsizes on Congo side of Lake KivuDozens of people were missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and a civil society leader said on Tuesday.
World Bank approves $1 billion for health, education in CongoThe World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved $1 billion in funding for Democratic Republic of Congo's education and health systems that have been weakened by years of under-funding, conflict and..
Congo's gold being smuggled out by the tonne, U.N. report findsGold production in Democratic Republic of Congo continues to be systematically underreported while tonnes of the precious metal is smuggled into global supply chains through its eastern neighbours, a..
Veteran Congo politician Pierre Lumbi dies from coronavirusVeteran Congolese politician Pierre Lumbi, once an advisor to former President Joseph Kabila and latterly a leading opposition figure, died on Sunday, friends and allies said, becoming the country's..
Leopold not to blame for Congo abuse, Belgian king's brother saysThe brother of Belgium's king joined a swelling debate about its past on Friday by saying that King Leopold II, under whose rule millions of Congolese were killed or maimed, could not have "made people..
Mercy Corps says more than $600,000 lost in Congo aid scamInternational aid agency Mercy Corps on Thursday said it believed over $600,000 was siphoned from its emergency cash programme in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a scam that could have targeted..
Congo prosecutor seeks 20-year sentence for president's chief of staffProsecutors asked a high court in the Democratic Republic of Congo to sentence Vital Kamerhe, the president's chief of staff, to 20 years in prison for his alleged role in the embezzlement of more than..
WHO hopes to work with U.S. on Ebola despite Trump criticismThe World Health Organization hopes to work "side by side" with the United States to contain an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, its chief said on Wednesday, despite their differences over the new..
Should we remove statues of Congo's coloniser king, Belgian councillor asksA Brussels councillor has urged a debate on what to do with statues of Belgian King Leopold II, the brutal coloniser of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, which have been defaced by..
Up to 12 infected in Congo's new Ebola outbreak, WHO saysUp to 12 people have been found infected with Ebola in a new outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. A week ago,..
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Inspired by U.S. protests, some Belgians want colonial king statues removedInspired by global protests at the death of unarmed black American George Floyd, some 30,000 people in Belgium have signed two petitions to remove statues of the country's colonial-era King Leopold II,..
Two more people infected with Ebola in new Congo outbreak, WHO saysThe Ebola virus has infected two more people in Equateur province in western Democratic Republic of Congo and spread to a new area 150 km (93 miles) away from the original six cases, the World Heath..
Militia kills 16 villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo raidMilitia fighters killed 16 people in a raid on a village in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the latest in a spate of ethnic attacks that the United Nations has said could be..
Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreakAuthorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018.
DR Congo declares new Ebola outbreakDemocratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east...
Congo declares new Ebola epidemic, 1,000 km from eastern outbreakDemocratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.
U.N. warns of possible war crimes in northeastern CongoWidespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes against humanity and war..
Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast CongoSuspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near..
Judge in graft trial of Congo president's chief of staff diesThe high court magistrate overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the Congo president's chief of staff died of a heart attack overnight in the capital Kinshasa, police said on Wednesday, ruling out..
Benjamin Netanyahu talks relations with leaders of DR Congo, GeorgiaPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Tuesday evening with President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi and Georgian Prime Minister...
Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern CongoSuspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a village in northeastern Congo on Monday, a local civil society leader and a monitoring organisation said, the latest..
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UN prosecutor: remains of Rwandan war crimes suspect found in CongoThe remains of a fugitive major suspect in Rwanda's 1994 genocide have been identified in a grave in the Republic of the Congo, a United Nations war crimes prosecutor said on Friday. Serge Brammertz..
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Leonardo DiCaprio joins DR Congo gorilla park campaign after attackTwelve rangers were killed in an attack on Virunga National Park in DR Congo last month.
Armed Group Kills 20 Villagers in Northeast CongoAn armed group killed at least 20 civilians in an overnight raid on a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the latest incident in a surge of ethnic violence that has forced..
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Congo president replaces chief of staff amid graft trialCongo President Felix Tshisekedi has temporarily replaced his chief of staff Vital Kamerhe who is charged with stealing public funds, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Back from the dead: Footballer returns four years after ‘fatal’ car crashHiannick Kamba, a footballer who officially died in a car crash in his native DR Congo four years ago has reportedly reappeared alive and well. The former player for Bundesliga side Schalke has...
Armed group in northeast Congo says to lay down weaponsAn armed group in northeast Congo known for using fetishes to protect its fighters said on Monday it would lay down its arms and end attacks against civilians and the army, weeks after its leader was..
DR Congo police arrest leader of separatist cult after deadly clashesPolice in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday arrested Ne Muanda Nsemi, the leader of a separatist religious sect, killing eight of his followers as they raided his home in Kinshasa, the..
Eastern Congo militia ambush kills 16, including 12 park rangersSuspected Hutu militiamen killed 16 people, including 12 rangers, on Friday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, a government official said, in the deadliest such attack in..
DR Congo's 'prophet' leader of Bundu Dia Kongo arrestedPolice seize leader of sect that wants to revive pre-colonial Kongo kingdom, following deadly clashes.
Fourteen Congo separatists killed in clashes with police, localsFourteen members of a religious sect aiming to revive the pre-colonial Kongo kingdom died during clashes with the police and locals in western Democratic Republic of Congo, the interior ministry said..