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Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two others, officials said.

Exiled Congo opposition leader's fraud conviction overturned

KINSHASA An appeals court has overturned a conviction of exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi for real estate fraud, ruling that the trial court had been pressured by former President Joseph Kabila's government, Katumbi's lawyer said on Friday.

World, Africa Apr 19 2019

Islamic State claims its first Congo attack

GOMA, Congo Islamic State claimed its first attack in Congo on Thursday, and declared it the "Central Africa Province" of the "Caliphate," after two Congolese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a shootout.

World, Africa Apr 18 2019

Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president

KALEHE, Democratic Republic of Congo Thirteen people are dead and 142 still missing from a passenger boat that sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the president said on Thursday.

World, Africa, Apr 18 2019

Ebola is real, Congo president tells skeptical population

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday implored people in areas hit by the nation's worst-ever Ebola outbreak to accept the disease is real and trust health workers.

World, Health, Africa Apr 16 2019

Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Health, World, Africa Apr 12 2019

Congolese troops kill 36 Burundi rebels in east: army

KINSHASA Congolese troops killed 36 Burundian rebels in clashes with two armed groups in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo and three soldiers were also killed, the army said on Friday.

World, Africa Apr 12 2019

WHO experts to decide whether Congo Ebola outbreak is international emergency

LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it had reconvened an expert panel to consider whether an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

Health, Apr 10 2019

Congo president turned down predecessor's PM pick: sources

KINSHASA/BRUSSELS Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.

World, Africa Apr 09 2019

Rwandan rebel group spokesman faces terrorism-related charges in Kigali court

KIGALI A Rwandan court filed terrorism-related charges against the spokesman for the FDLR rebel group on Monday, two months after his deportation from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

World, Africa Apr 08 2019

U.S. arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities have arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.