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DR Congo names new cabinet, cements president’s power | Politics News

The new government is a further blow to Felix Tshisekedi’s predecessor and former coalition partner, Joseph Kabila, who had maintained…

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Africa

‘Stray bullet’ kills DRC protester in anti-UN rally, police say | United Nations News

Demonstrator killed during clash between police and protesters rallying in Butembo over perceived UN failure to stem massacres. Police in…

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Africa

DR Congo: Dozens detained in Beni during anti-UN protests | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

Police in the eastern Congolese city of Beni have detained dozens of people and fired live rounds to disperse protesters…

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Africa

Conflict and COVID driving record hunger in DR Congo, warns UN | Hunger News

UN agencies say DRC has the highest number of people requiring urgent food security assistance in the world. A record…

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Latin America

Oxfam suspends DR Congo staff over sexual misconduct claims | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

The British charity says two staff members suspended as part of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct and bullying. British…

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Latin America

DR Congo to host talks on controversial Ethiopia dam | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet in Kinshasa from Saturday for 3-day talks on Grand Renaissance Dam.…

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Latin America

Suspected ADF rebels kill 23 in eastern DR Congo attack | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

The governor of North Kivu says fighters attacked a village in the Beni region late on Tuesday night, blaming the…

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Asia

Global rainforest destruction increased sharply in 2020: Report | Environment News

An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down last year, as the destruction…

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Europe

At least a dozen killed in eastern DR Congo attack | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

Men armed with knives and other weapons attacked Bulongo village, in the latest attack blamed on notorious ADF fighters. At…

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Europe

‘More severe than war’: Health workers reflect on a year of COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

In the year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, doctors, nurses and medical…

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Europe

Biden admin reimposes sanctions on Israeli mining magnate | Corruption News

Biden administration reinstates sanctions on Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler who was granted reprieve by former President Donald Trump. The United…

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Europe

US Biden administration reimposes sanctions on Israel mining head | Corruption News

Biden administration reinstates sanctions on Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler who was granted reprieve by former President Donald Trump. The United…

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Africa

ICC awards $30m to victims of DR Congo rebel leader Ntaganda

Those eligible for reparations include direct and indirect victims of crimes such as rape and sexual slavery. International Criminal Court…

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Asia

Suspected ADF rebels kill villagers in eastern DRC: Army | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

Suspected rebels decapitate eight people, shoot two others dead in separate attacks in eastern DR Congo, army says. Fighters believed…

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Europe

DRC: More than a dozen killed in suspected ADF attacks | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

Deaths bring the number of civilians killed by armed groups in Beni since November 2019 to at least 1,013, Kivu…

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TV Shows

How to tackle the violence in eastern DR Congo? | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

25:00 From: Inside Story The Italian ambassador to the DRC was killed in the latest attack by a rebel group…

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Asia

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda after Italian ambassador killed | Conflict News

Rwandan Hutu rebels denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the…

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked | Crime News

The Italian ambassador and a policeman travelling with him were killed after a UN convoy was attacked near the town…

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Asia

DRC: Dozens killed, hundreds missing in Congo River boat accident | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

At least 60 people died after a boat carrying some 700 capsized in Mai-Ndombe province, minister for humanitarian action says.…

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Europe

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi appoints Sama Lukonde Kyenge as PM | Democratic Republic of the Congo News

Kyenge, head of state mining company Gecamines, replaces Ilunga Ilunkamba who lost a vote of no confidence last month. President…

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Middle East

Guinea races to trace contacts after three Ebola deaths | Ebola News

Health minister says priority to conduct rapid contact-tracing after seven reported cases, including three deaths. Guinea is tracking down people…

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