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Congo opposes international probe of U.N. investigators' deaths

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo opposes an international investigation into the deaths of two U.N. investigators, the foreign minister said on Thursday, amid mounting criticism of the Congolese authorities' own probe.

EU to impose sanctions on more Congo officials: diplomats

BRUSSELS The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila overstayed his mandate and pushed back elections.

World, Africa May 24 2017

Congo opens investigation into ex-minister over Kasai violence

KINSHASA Congo's attorney general said on Tuesday he had opened an investigation into a former minister over allegations he played a role in militia violence in central Congo that a U.N. sanctions monitor was investigating when she was killed.

World, Africa, United Nations May 23 2017

Christian sect members attack Congo prison, free leader: government

KINSHASA Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader on Wednesday attacked the prison in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo where he was being held, freeing him and about 50 other inmates, the government said.

World, Africa, United Nations, May 23 2017

Two men to face trial in Congo murder of U.N. investigators

KINSHASA A military prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that two men would soon face trial for the murder of two U.N. investigators and denied that Congolese forces were implicated in the crime.

World, United Nations, Africa May 20 2017

Over 70 escape in second Congo prison break this week

KINSHASA More than 70 inmates broke out of a prison in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a local activist and a national deputy said, two days after thousands escaped from the capital's main penitentiary.

World, Africa, May 19 2017

Congo authorities recapture 179 prisoners after mass escape, mayor says

KINSHASA Congolese authorities said on Thursday they had recaptured 179 fugitives who broke out of the capital's main prison, in a mass escape that underscored growing security concerns since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down from power.

World, Africa May 18 2017

Tackling Ebola outbreak in remote Congo presents huge challenge: WHO

LONDON An Ebola outbreak affecting up to 20 people in an extremely remote area in the Democratic Republic of Congo presents a high risk at a national level, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Health, May 18 2017

Norwegian-British man freed from Congo jail: PM

OSLO A Norwegian man jailed for life in Democratic Republic of Congo for murder and espionage has been freed and returned to Norway, the Scandinavian country's prime minister said on Wednesday.

World, Norway, Africa May 17 2017

WHO preparing authorization, logistics for Ebola vaccination in Congo if needed

LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday its experts have not yet decided whether to use newly developed vaccines to try to contain an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, but officials are making preparations just in case.

Health, May 15 2017