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Twelve Congolese soldiers killed in clashes this week in Ebola-hit east

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Twelve Congolese soldiers were killed alongside seven U.N peacekeepers in clashes with militias on Wednesday in Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola-hit east, government spokesman Lambert Mende said.

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

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.

World, United Nations, Africa, Nov 15 2018

Financier of Islamic State paid money to rebel group in eastern Congo: report

KINSHASA An Islamist rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo received money from a financier linked to Islamic State, suggesting tentative ties between the Congo insurgents and other jihadists in Africa and beyond, a report said on Thursday.

World, Africa Nov 15 2018

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

GENEVA The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. | Video

Health, Nov 14 2018

Two Congo opposition leaders pull support for joint election candidate

KINSHASA Two Congolese opposition leaders on Monday pulled out of a wider deal to support a single candidate in next month's presidential election, seemingly ending hopes of a united front against the handpicked successor to Joseph Kabila.

World, Africa Nov 12 2018

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

KINSHASA The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

World, Health, Africa Nov 10 2018

U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official

WASHINGTON The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday.

Health, Nov 08 2018

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

KAMPALA Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic fever could spread from Democratic Republic of Congo which is battling an outbreak.

Health, Nov 02 2018

EU to renew sanctions on Congolese officials including presidential candidate, diplomats say

BRUSSELS The European Union is set to renew sanctions in December on senior officials in Democratic Republic of Congo, including presidential candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, four Western diplomats told Reuters.

World, Africa Oct 30 2018

Congo ruling coalition rallies supporters before presidential election

KINSHASA Tens of thousands of Congolese rallied on Saturday in support of President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor, two months before an election that could mark the country's first democratic transition of power.

World, Africa Oct 27 2018

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

WASHINGTON/MALIBU, California President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "very premature" and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday. | Video