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International court sentences Congo politician Bemba for witness tampering


AMSTERDAM The International Criminal Court on Monday fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord. | Video

World, Africa, Health Sep 10 2018

Congo records first Ebola death in major eastern trade hub

GOMA, Congo Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first death from Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of almost a million with links to Uganda that could complicate efforts to control the outbreak, health officials said on Wednesday.

Health, World, Africa, Sep 05 2018

Rebels ambush South African peacekeepers in Congo Ebola zone

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Two South African peacekeepers were wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, their U.N. mission said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, Sep 04 2018

Congo's top court excludes opposition leader Bemba from presidential election

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's top court on Monday definitively excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from December's presidential election because of a witness tampering conviction at the International Criminal Court.

World, Africa Sep 03 2018

Zimbabwe to donate 10 white rhinos to Congo

HARARE Zimbabwe is donating 10 white rhinos to Democratic Republic of Congo to re-establish a population driven to extinction by poachers a decade ago, Zimbabwe's wildlife authority said.

World, Africa, Environment Sep 03 2018

Ebola control measures seem to be working in Congo, WHO says

GENEVA Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Health, Aug 31 2018

Congo Republic says to launch vaccination drive after yellow fever outbreak

BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic will launch a country-wide vaccination campaign to control an outbreak of yellow fever near the border with the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, the health ministry said on Friday.

Health, Aug 31 2018

Former Congolese military leader: I am not 'the Terminator'

THE HAGUE A former Congo military leader on trial for charges ranging from murder and rape to conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery told judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday that he was "a revolutionary, but not a criminal”.

World, Africa Aug 30 2018

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized: WHO chief

DAKAR It is too soon to say that an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing due to difficulties identifying new cases near rebel-controlled areas, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

Health, Aug 29 2018

North Korea's Kim to allow international inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks

SEOUL North Korea said it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program. | Video