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.
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
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,..
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..
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 •Reuters •WorldNews