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Congo leader boosts influence with new constitutional court judges

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KINSHASA Three constitutional court judges selected by Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi were sworn in on Wednesday after months of delay, granting him greater influence over lawmaking and election issues and riling his coalition partner.

Suspected Islamists free 1,300 prisoners from east Congo jail

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo Armed men freed more than 1,300 prisoners from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a coordinated attack on Tuesday, the town's mayor said, blaming an Islamist militant group operating in the area. | Video

World, Africa, Oct 20 2020

WHO 'outraged' by sex abuse reports in Congo Ebola operation

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) promised an investigation on Friday into "horrific" allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers combating an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Meet the woman driving a motorbike taxi in eastern Congo

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo Wearing leather leggings under her dress, Imelda Mbambu weaves her motorcycle taxi through the city of Beni in north east Congo, a handbag slung across her side and a happy customer perched on the back. | Video

World, United Nations, Africa Sep 22 2020

Armed men kill at least a dozen civilians in northeast Congo

BUNIA, Democratic Republic of Congo Armed men killed at least a dozen people and kidnapped several in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night, authorities said, the latest in a string of attacks they have blamed on Ugandan Islamist rebels.

World, Africa Sep 21 2020

More than 50 prisoners starve to death in east Congo prison

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United Nations and local authorities said.

World, United Nations, Africa Sep 15 2020

Pink coffins mark growing death toll of Congo gold mine collapse

KAMITUGA, Democratic Republic of Congo Pink painted coffins lined a hillside in eastern Congo on Monday as rescuers filled them with the bodies of victims of a gold mine cave-in, in which 50 people are feared dead.

World, United Nations, Africa Sep 14 2020

Survivor recalls horror after Congo mine collapse

KAMITUGA, Democratic Republic of Congo Kinyenye Furaha passed out from shock when he realised a mine collapse in eastern Congo had buried more than 50 fellow miners including his brother, he said on Sunday, as the hunt continued for bodies two days after the disaster. | Video

World, Africa Sep 14 2020

Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under the weight of heavy rain. | Video

World, Africa, Sep 12 2020

At least 50 killed in collapsed gold mine in east Congo -NGO

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo At least 50 people are thought to have died when an artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon, a local mining NGO said. | Video

World, Africa, Sep 12 2020
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Turkish leader backs boycott of French goods over cartoon row

PARIS/ANKARA Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. | Video