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Congo miner SMB leaves ITSCI responsible-sourcing scheme over cost

Jan 08 2019

GOMA/LONDON The Democratic Republic of Congo's biggest miner of coltan, an ore containing metals used in mobile phones, is leaving the ITSCI certification scheme relied on as a guarantee that minerals are free from human rights abuses.

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert 'chaos' before poll results

Jan 01 2019

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the country nervously awaited results from the weekend's chaotic presidential election.

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert "chaos" before poll results

Jan 01 2019

KINSHASA, Jan 1 Democratic Republic of Congo's government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the country nervously awaited the first results from the weekend's chaotic presidential election.

Congo opposition cries foul after presidential poll blighted by mishaps

Dec 31 2018

KINSHASA The main opposition camps in Congo's presidential election on Sunday complained of widespread irregularities after a chaotic vote disrupted by long queues, broken voting machines and torrential rain. | Video

Congo election preparations shaky, monitors say, with opposition ahead

Dec 28 2018

KINSHASA Polling stations in Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday's presidential election, diplomats and an observer mission said, as new polling showed opposition candidate Martin Fayulu favored to win. | Video

Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

Dec 27 2018

KINSHASA Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to scatter demonstrators who burned tyres and ransacked an Ebola center in protest at their exclusion from the presidential election.

Seven peacekeepers killed in clashes near Ebola-hit part of east Congo

Nov 15 2018

GOMA, Congo At least seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed in clashes with militias in an area that is at the center of the Democratic Republic of Congo's worst Ebola epidemic, United Nations and diplomatic sources said on Thursday.

U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola

Oct 12 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo A plumber working for the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the health ministry said on Friday, the first case of a U.N. worker contracting the disease during the current outbreak.

Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18

Sep 23 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Congo, the army and local officials said, disrupting efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic in the area.

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