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US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

Armed group kills 9 in DRC’s troubled eastern region

Suspected members of an armed group have killed nine civilians in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) troubled east, according to government officials and the military. The massacre occurred overnight in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region of DR Congo, local administrator Donat Kibwana told the AFP

3 pro-Kabila activists beheaded in DRC

Three political activists were beheaded at the weekend while campaigning for DR Congo’s pro-government presidential candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, family and party members said on Wednesday. The members of President Joseph Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy had been campaigning Saturday in the troubled province of Kasai ahead of the

DRC facing worst Ebola outbreak in nation’s history

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing its worst Ebola outbreak in the country's recorded history, health officials have said. The announcement late on Friday came amid increasing warnings that the situation could deteriorate because of attacks by armed groups and community resistance in the affected areas in eastern DRC. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the

DRC bans opposition leader, Bemba from running for president

Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) has banned  Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice-president from running in the presidential election latee in the year by the electoral commission. Bemba was considered one of the top opposition contenders since returning to the country in August after he was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal

Ebola outbreak: Death toll on the rise in DRC

Death toll from second Ebola virus outbreak this year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to rise with no signs of slowing. Since it was declared in the northern Kivu province 3 weeks ago, 55 people have died of the virus and 69 people are confirmed to be infected. Al-Jazeera

Four new cases of Ebola virus confirmed in DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) health Minister, Oly Ilunga has announced another outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, just days after a recent emergence of the disease, which killed 33 people, was declared over. Four cases of the virus were confirmed in northeastern North Kivu province, the minister said in a statement on Wednesday. However,

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