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American surgeons poorly prepared for humanitarian operations

(Reuters Health) - A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.

Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri vice governor

DAKAR A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.

World, Environment, Africa, Aug 18 2017

With Congo finances collapsing, desperate government has few options

KINSHASA As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to raise funds for the cash-strapped government, Congolese and VTB officials confirmed.

World, IMF, Africa Aug 17 2017

Congo Republic PM, cabinet resign amid economic woes

BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic's Prime Minister Clement Mouamba and his cabinet have resigned amid a growing economic crisis, the president's office said in a statement on Thursday.

World, Africa, Aug 17 2017

U.N. inquiry finds Congolese militia likely killed U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS A United Nations inquiry found that two U.N. investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved."

World, United Nations, Africa, Aug 16 2017

At least 27 people killed in Congo protest: Human Rights Watch

KINSHASA At least 27 people, including three police officers, were killed in clashes between protesters and police in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

World, Africa, Aug 10 2017

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in clashes with sect

KINSHASA Congolese security forces killed at least 14 members of separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) on Monday during clashes in the capital Kinshasa and southwestern city of Matadi.

World, Africa, Aug 07 2017

Dozens killed in ethnic violence in eastern Congo

KINSHASA More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months.

World, Africa Aug 06 2017

Congo police arrest over 100 as anti-Kabila protests dispersed

KINSHASA Police in Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 128 people on Monday as they dispersed protests demanding that President Joseph Kabila leave power by the end of the year, Human Rights Watch said.

World, Africa, Aug 01 2017

At least one dead, 20 escape in latest Congo prison break

KINSHASA At least one person was killed and about 20 inmates escaped in a prison break in Bukavu in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the city's mayor said.

World, Africa Jul 28 2017

In photos, North Korea signals a more powerful ICBM in the works

SEOUL With photographs obliquely showing a new rocket design, North Korea has sent a message that it is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) more powerful than any it has previously tested, weapons experts said on Thursday.