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Angola's Catoca says tailings leak contained no hard metals

Oct 19 2021

KINSHASA Angola's Catoca diamond mine said a July tailings leak, which turned a river red and killed large numbers of fish downstream in the Democratic Republic of Congo, contained a mixture of sand and clay, but no hard metals.

Congo to audit forest concessions, suspend 'questionable contracts'

Oct 16 2021

KINSHASA President Felix Tshisekedi has called for an audit of Democratic Republic of Congo's vast forest concessions and the suspension of all "questionable contracts" until the audit is concluded.

In Congo, Barrick sees gold reserves extending Kibali mine to 2040

Oct 13 2021

KIBALI GOLD MINE, Democratic Republic of Congo Canada's Barrick Gold Corp has discovered geological extensions at its Kibali gold mining joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo that will prolong the life of the mine to 2040, Chief Executive Mark Bristow said in an interview. | Video

Two Congos seek UNESCO listing to reclaim rumba's rhythms

Oct 06 2021

KINSHASA Perched on a corner of the stage at La Septente, an open-air club in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Manda Chante sings the lilting opening to "Independence Cha Cha", an old anthem for African anti-colonial movements. | Video

Major donors urge WHO's Tedros to act quickly on Congo sex scandal

Oct 01 2021

GENEVA (Reuters) -The head of the World Health Organization came under U.S.-led pressure from donors on Friday to act quickly on a damning report on a sexual assault scandal that has engulfed it and other aid agencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO's Tedros under donor pressure to act quickly on Congo sex scandal - diplomats

Oct 01 2021

* Diplomats cite "management failure" but see Tedros re-election

WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuse during Ebola crisis, report says

Sep 29 2021

GENEVA More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) were involved in sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent commission said on Tuesday. | Video

Rights groups demand release of Congo journalist over terrorism charges

Sep 24 2021

KINSHASA Rights groups called on military authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday to release a journalist arrested on terrorism charges for the possession of a video showing the assassination of two U.N. sanctions monitors in 2017.

After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

Sep 13 2021

KINSHASA Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi has received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the government said on Monday, after a six-month wait caused by his unwillingness to take the AstraZeneca shot.

Congo says Angola tailings pollution kills 12, to seek compensation

Sep 03 2021

KINSHASA (Reuters) -The Democratic Republic of Congo will seek compensation from the owners of an Angolan diamond mine after a tailings dam leak polluted drinking water, causing 12 deaths and making thousands of people ill, the country's environment minister said on Thursday. | Video

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