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Congo president says Kinshasa hospitals 'overwhelmed' by coronavirus

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KINSHASA Hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa are "overwhelmed" by a rise in COVID-19 infections, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday, as the country was hit by a third wave of the disease.

Congo detains alleged ivory trafficker blamed for killings of park rangers -statement

KINSHASA Park rangers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested a militia leader and alleged ivory trafficker whose fighters are accused of killing 19 rangers, authorities said on Thursday.

Environment, World, Africa Jun 10 2021

U.N. staffer investigated in Italy over death of ambassador - source

ROME A United Nations employee has been placed under investigation by Italian prosecutors looking into the murder of Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and two other people, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo will start a phased return of residents who fled Goma in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption that destroyed thousands of homes and threatened to overrun the city, the government said on Monday. | Video

World, Africa, Environment, Jun 08 2021

Congo volcano observatory failed to predict eruption due to mismanagement, say workers

KINSHASA Researchers at an eastern Congolese volcano observatory on Saturday said they could have predicted the deadly eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in May if their work had not been impeded by alleged mismanagement and embezzlement.

Congo faces third wave of coronavirus, says health minister

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a third wave of coronavirus infections, with its epicentre in the capital, Kinshasa, one of Africa's most-populous cities, Health Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani said on Thursday.

Congo agrees $100 million solar-hybrid power deal for three cities

KINSHASA (Reuters) -Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday signed a $100 million solar-hybrid power deal with a consortium led by Gridworks, to provide electricity to half a million people across three cities that have no grid connection.

Ivanhoe's Congo copper JV inks 10-year processing deal with nearby smelter

Ivanhoe Mines said on Wednesday its copper mining joint venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which started production last week, had signed a 10-year deal to process some of its copper concentrate at a nearby smelter.

Jun 02 2021

At least 55 killed in eastern Congo massacres, U.N. says

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) -At least 55 people were killed overnight in two attacks on villages in eastern Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, in potentially the worst night of violence the area has seen in at least four years.

World, Africa, United Nations, May 31 2021

Little food and water for Congolese fleeing volcano

SAKE, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) -Families fleeing a volcano eruption in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday they were struggling to find enough food and water as the United Nations called for aid and warned about the risk of cholera.

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A divided Peru waits for next president as vote count nears completion

LIMA Peruvians were still waiting on Monday for their next president to be confirmed, more than a week after a polarizing run-off vote, with socialist Pedro Castillo clinging to a narrow lead that would tilt the country firmly to the left.