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US orders non-emergency staff out of DR Congo before vote  Al Jazeera English

The US Department of State said on Saturday it has ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave the ...

Al Jazeera English
As Ebola outbreak spreads in Congo, concern grows over vaccine supplies  STAT

Should the outbreak take hold in larger cities, the scale of the outbreak could tax the available supplies of an experimental vaccine.

Glencore-Controlled Miner to Be Fined by Canadian Authorities Over Congo Ops  The Wall Street Journal

A Glencore-controlled mining company and some of its current and former directors and executives have agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle Canadian ...

The Wall Street Journal
‘He will bring light into our darkness’: DR Congo pins hope on a new leader  The Guardian

In the sweltering heat of a provincial capital, we join the citizens desperate for next week's election to bring a new dawn.

The Guardian
Back to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC  Al Jazeera America

"The people always win." Thirty-one-year-old Ben is one of the leaders of a civil society movement campaigning for democracy in the Democratic Republic of ...

Al Jazeera America
Kilkenny soldier remembers bloody 'Battle of the Tunnel' in Congo 57 years ago  Irish Examiner

For decades Irish soldiers have sacrificed Christmas time with their families in order to keep peace in far-off parts of the world at conflict. Today's date, December ...

Irish Examiner
'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila  NPR

Democratic Republic of the Congo is set to hold long-awaited elections on Dec. 23, despite a fire that has destroyed many of the voting machines and materials ...

BBC World Service - The Documentary, Congo: A River Journey, Congo: A River Journey  BBC News

A sound-rich immersive journey along the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

BBC News
Can anyone stop Congo’s president from doing a Putin?  The Economist

CONGO HAS many problems, but paying the pensions of ex-presidents has never been one of them. Since independence in 1960 all its leaders have either ...

The Economist
Fire Destroys Thousands Of Voting Materials In The Congo, Election To Proceed As Planned  NPR

Millions of Congolese head to the polls in a controversial presidential election Dec. 23. Officials say the vote will go ahead even after a fire destroyed thousands ...

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers  CNN

The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the ...

Congolese Cover-Up  Foreign Policy

The U.N. concluded two of its investigators, an American and a Swede, were killed in a random ambush in Congo. But evidence suggests they may have walked ...

Foreign Policy
Congo elections: Calm before the storm?  TimesLIVE

The election posters are up, the candidates are doing the rounds and the party rallies are taking place almost without a hitch. But observers say plenty of nasty ...

DR Congo election: 'Two killed' at Martin Fayulu rally  BBC News

At least two people have been killed and more than 40 injured after police attacked opposition supporters at a rally in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

BBC News
Big Man in Congo  Foreign Affairs

Joseph Kabila, the outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, talks to Foreign Affairs about his presidency, the history of the country, and the ...

Foreign Affairs
He’s Handing Over the Presidency but Not Necessarily His Power  The New York Times

Forced out by term limits after 17 years, President Joseph Kabila says he would accept an opposition victory in elections this month. But many expect he'll return ...

The New York Times
Fears of conflict grow as Congolese presidential race opens  The Guardian

Campaigning will start in earnest this week for the much-delayed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Observers hope the polls will bring ...

The Guardian
Two Rwandan soldiers killed by rebels on DR Congo border  Daily Monitor

At least two Rwandan soldiers were killed in an attack by rebels who had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Paul Kagame ...

Daily Monitor
Ebola vaccine is having 'major impact' but worries about Congo outbreak grow  Science Magazine

As an Ebola outbreak in a conflict-plagued region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to spread after 4 months, there's a glimmer of hope: ...

Science Magazine
EU renews sanctions against DR Congo ruling-party candidate  Al Jazeera English

Travel ban and asset freezes will be renewed for a year against Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and 13 others, EU says.

Al Jazeera English
Congo's President Kabila on elections, corruption and his future  BBC News

President Joseph Kabila discusses free elections, corruption and his future in a rare BBC interview.

BBC News
Nine killed in Congo's troubled eastern region of Beni  Al Jazeera English

Assailants were suspected members of the ADF, an armed group blamed for hundreds of killings since 2014.

Al Jazeera English
Ryan Gosling Talks Congo visit at Book Panel  Hollywood Reporter

Ryan Gosling joined a panel of activists to discuss the new book 'Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed.'

Hollywood Reporter
UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri - 30 November 2018 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Coordination, Education, Children, Women, Epidemic and more; published on 30 Nov ...

Battle Against Ebola in Congo Pits Medical Hope Against Local Chaos  The New York Times

A vaccine and new treatments are on hand, but the outbreak is in an area rife with unpredictable gunfire, bandits and suspicion of outsiders.

The New York Times
Ebola Virus Outbreak Reaches City of 1 Million People in the Democratic Republic of Congo  Fortune

The 2018 Ebola virus outbreak, the world's second worst, has arrived at Butembo, a Democratic Republic of Congo city with 1 million people.

Ebola Treatment Trials Launched In Democratic Republic Of The Congo Amid Outbreak  NPR

Deep in the grips of an Ebola outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has embarked on an "important step" toward finding an effective treatment for the ...

After 17-Year Presidency, Congo's Joseph Kabila To Step Down  NPR

Joseph Kabila is barred from seeking a third term as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but says he plans to stay in politics.

UNHCR warns of massive shelter needs of DR Congo's displaced  UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned at the large number of people left homeless by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Belgium Tries to Atone for King Leopold's Sins in Congo  The Daily Beast

Once home to degrading human zoos and stolen artifacts, the Royal Museum of Central Africa has gotten a massive makeover.

The Daily Beast
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Council extends sanctions for one year  EU News

The Council has extended sanctions against 14 individuals in the light of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

EU News
Army colonel arrested in Congo over deaths of UN experts  The Guardian

Jean de Dieu Mambweni is first security forces member to be held over killings.

The Guardian
Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads  CNN

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is continuing to rise as violence hampers health workers' efforts to battle the virus.

‘Like a horror film’: The efforts to contain Ebola in a war zone  Houston Chronicle

The violence has stymied the international response to the outbreak, now the second-largest ever.

Houston Chronicle
Nobel Peace prize laureate Mukwege worried Congo vote could lead to war  EWN

Mukwege will jointly receive the 2018 prize in Oslo for his work as a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the eastern Congo city of Bukavu.

Giuliani May Sign Very Cool, Very Legal Deal to Do “Consulting” for Congo Regime That Needs Favors From Trump  Slate

Fun stuff in the New York Times about the practice of government in the United States! The regime of Congolese leader Joseph Kabila, under threat of being ...

Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Is Second Worst In World History  Fortune

The Democratic Republic of Congo has what is now the second worst Ebola outbreak in world history. At least 245 people have died from Ebola in the DR ...

AU urges peaceful, free elections in DR Congo - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) on Sunday urged political actors and other stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ...

DR Congo to request restitution of works from former coloniser Belgium  Art Newspaper

Country's president Joseph Kabila made the announcement ahead of opening of revamped Africa Museum outside Brussels.

Art Newspaper
DR Congo election: Candidates rally across the country  Aljazeera.com

The latest Ebola outbreak and security problems are among the big issues on voters' minds.

Ryan Gosling visits UCLA to shed light on human rights struggle in Congo  UCLA Newsroom

John Prendergast, Chouchou Namegabe, Fidel Bafilemba and Ryan Gosling discussed the new book “Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and ...

UCLA Newsroom
Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest  CNN

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 426 total cases including 245 deaths, is now the second largest and second deadliest in ...

17 civilians killed in DR Congo attacks  EWN

The attacks came a day after opposition candidate Martin Fayulu visited Beni to launch his campaign ahead of December's high-stakes presidential election.

Democratic Republic of the Congo begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trial  World Health Organization

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness ...

World Health Organization
Selling Toyotas to Congo a Way to Fight Burundi Dollar Snag  Bloomberg

Dollars are hard to find in tiny, troubled Burundi -- but three nearby African nations and plenty of used Land Cruisers and Range Rovers offer some ...

Why an Election Has the Democratic Republic of Congo on Edge  Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country, has never witnessed a peaceful transfer of power. Joseph Kabila inherited the ...


“Mankind developed in Africa,” P.J. O'Rourke once observed. “He has not continued to do so there.” Those lines were obviously from an earlier time, when ...

Daily Telegraph
DR Congo’s risky bet on digital democracy  Financial Times

Millions of voters will be asked to use unfamiliar tablet computers in presidential poll.

Financial Times
This Congo project could supply the world with lithium  MINING.com

AVZ Minerals' (ASX: AVZ) Manono project became the world's largest non-brine lithium resource after the Perth-based company released the maiden estimate ...

Congo sports minister denies they are contenders to host 2019 Afcon  BBC Sport

Congo's sports minister Hugues Ngouélondélé denies his country is a candidate to replace Cameroon as hosts for next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

BBC Sport
Two Rwandan soldiers killed by rebels on DR Congo border: Kagame  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

At least two Rwandan soldiers were killed in an attack by rebels who had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Paul Kagame ...

SowetanLIVE Sunday World
Congo data, South Sudan attacks, and UNAIDS in crisis: The Cheat Sheet  IRINnews.org

A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues.

UPDATED: Unpleasant reception for FC Platinum in Congo  Chronicle

Sikhumbuzo Moyo in Brazzaville, Congo FC PLATINUM were forced to abort plans of travelling to Owando State from Brazzaville after the Congolese football ...

Fears Ebola virus will spread from DRC Congo into other African nations  The Star, Kenya

Hundreds of health workers in South Sudan will be given Ebola vaccinations amid fears the virus will spread from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Official ...

The Star, Kenya
Congo's Tshisekedi and Kamerhe form presidential pact  Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Congolese presidential candidates Felix Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe joined forces on Friday to take on the preferred successor of ...

BMW Joins Project to Improve Mining Conditions in Congo  Voice of America

Many companies involved in cobalt mining have been accused of environmental, health and safety and human rights violations. German carmaker BMW is ...

Voice of America
Background to DR Congo's delayed 2018 presidential polls  africanews

Congolese, however, have the opportunity to turn a page and begin afresh. Previous page turns have been a game of ousting and assassinations.

Congo, US sign air transport agreement  The East African

The United States and the Congo Republic have signed an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, which is expected to deepen commercial ties between them.

The East African
Dikembe Mutombo pays for Congo boy's tumor treatment in LA  Daily Mail

Basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo has flown a boy from Africa to Los Angeles to have his face tumor treated after he was shunned by his community.

Daily Mail
Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola treatments  Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese authorities have authorized clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, which will allow researchers to collect ...

Ex-NBA star Mutombo flies Congolese boy with large tumour to US for free surgery  Face2Face Africa

Retired NBA star, Dikembe Mutombo, has changed the life of a Congolese boy with a face tumour by flying him all the way from Congo to the United States this ...

Face2Face Africa
Congo's violence allows Ebola to spread, WHO director says  Becker's Hospital Review

Public health workers are struggling to combat and contain the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to STAT. Here are four ...

Becker's Hospital Review
Congolese militiamen kill 7 Ugandan fishermen  The East African

Seven Ugandan fishermen have reportedly been shot dead by Congolese militiamen on the Lake Albert. Authorities say the attack happened Saturday evening ...

The East African
Congo Brazzaville distance themselves from 2019 Afcon hosting reports  Goal.com

Caf vice president Omari Constant announced that Congo Brazzaville submitted a bid to host the 2019 Afcon but the central Africans have denied it.

Citizens of Angola, DR Congo can still get visas on arrival —  The East African

Citizens of the DR Congo and Angola have been entering Tanzania visa-free as per the SADC's agreement.

The East African
Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims  Daily Nation

KINSHASA,. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and ...

Daily Nation
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Congolese Surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege For His Commitment To Combatting Rape And Sex Slavery  More Branches

Mukwege is a 63-year-old gynecological surgeon who has fought to protect women living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for two decades.

More Branches
Tending chicken houses, Congolese refugee buys Habitat house, lives American dream  LancasterOnline

Before war breaking out and years of danger and dislocation, Jean Kaberamanzi, 61, supported his family by growing onions in the Democratic Republic of ...

ACLU fights to get Congolese man being detained in NH out of jail  WMUR Manchester

The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to get a man detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement while seeking asylum in French-speaking ...

WMUR Manchester
Congolese Woman Gives Birth 42,000 Feet in the Air  Inside Edition

A Congolese woman gave birth while 42,000 feet in the air. Musuamba Michoukayembe, 21, unexpectedly went into labor just three hours after her flight to ...

Inside Edition
Kerala man returns from UAE with Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, gets treatment  The News Minute

Kerala has reported its first case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). A UAE-returned man, who arrived in Kerala last week, presented with the ...

The News Minute
Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak  The New York Times

JOHANNESBURG — Congolese rebels have killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack in the center of the latest outbreak of the deadly ...

The New York Times
“This Is Congo” and the Ongoing Despair in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  The New Yorker

Peter Canby writes on Daniel McCabe's documentary film “This Is Congo,” which focusses on three years in the decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of ...

The New Yorker
We're in constant fear of armed attack as we treat Ebola patients in Congo  The Guardian

As a doctor in DRC, I know the harsh reality of attempting to fight an epidemic on the frontline of a conflict zone.

The Guardian
Joseph Kabila, Congo Strongman, Will Step Down After 17 Years in Power  The New York Times

The decision lifted hopes for a peaceful transition of power, which would be the first in the troubled country's modern history.

The New York Times
Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning  The New York Times

The month-old Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which emerged unexpectedly in a dangerous region and quickly soared to over 100 cases, ...

The New York Times
Ebola Outbreak In Congo Now 'High Risk' But Some Health Officials Are Cautiously Optimistic : Goats and Soda  NPR

WHO upgraded the risk factor to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yet officials point to reasons for cautious optimism.

8 U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Congo in Area Facing Ebola Outbreak  The New York Times

Twelve Congolese soldiers were also killed in a joint military operation against rebels in Congo's northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, according ...

The New York Times
Ebola Outbreak in Congo Not a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says  The New York Times

Health officials expressed serious concern about the disease, which has a high risk of spreading to neighbors, but were optimistic it would be controlled.

The New York Times
Ebola Likely to Spread From Congo to Uganda, W.H.O. Says  The New York Times

Local fighting and fleeing patients led the organization to increase its alert level. The disease has appeared in a Congolese fishing village near Uganda.

The New York Times
Congolese only know how to dance to Ndombolo or con - Jirongo - Entertainment News  SDE Entertainment News

Former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo believes that the real reason behind the Uhuru-Raila handshake was to fight cartels and to stop runaway corruption. He says ...

SDE Entertainment News
Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit  The Guardian

The Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year's Nobel peace prize has called on the Congolese government to leave power, describing the polls ...

The Guardian
'They killed my children and raped me': sexual violence remains rife in Congo  The Guardian

Agencies sound alarm over sexual attacks, murder and torture in southern areas where violence was thought to be waning.

The Guardian
Violence in Congo imperils efforts to combat Ebola outbreak  The Washington Post

NAIROBI — An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has moved into its most worrying stage yet, with the World Health Organization's head of emergency response ...

The Washington Post
Violent Conflict In The Congo Is Hampering Efforts To Fight Ebola Outbreak  NPR

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Janet Diaz of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme about her work treating Ebola in the Democratic ...

Did Kabila Just Bring Democracy to Congo?  Foreign Policy

In recent years, one of the chief questions in African politics was whether the Democratic Republic of the Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, would “leave ...

Foreign Policy
DR Congo opposition picks joint presidential candidate  EWN

The elections are critical for the future of the DRC, a sprawling, mineral-rich country that has never experienced a peaceful transition of power since it gained ...

Will Congo Go to the Polls—Or Go to War?  Foreign Policy

MASISI, Democratic Republic of the Congo—It's been four months since Gicha Victoir, a high-ranking officer in a local armed group, was told by Congolese ...

Foreign Policy
Why Are People So Angry At Ebola Responders In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo?  NPR

Health workers and other responders are threatened as often as three or four times a week in the country. And efforts to bring security are proving difficult.

Former warlord returns to DR Congo from prison to run for president  The Guardian

Jean-Pierre Bemba arrives in capital to submit candidacy after a decade in prison in The Hague.

The Guardian
DR Congo oil tanker collision leaves at least 50 dead  BBC News

Dozens of people suffer second-degree burns after a tanker collided with a car in the DR Congo.

BBC News
Belgium Elects Nation’s First Black Mayor, a Congolese Immigrant  The New York Times

BRUSSELS — Belgian voters elected the first black mayor in their nation's history on Sunday — a man originally from the huge swath of central Africa that ...

The New York Times
Kinshasa’s traffic police make 80% of their income “informally”  The Economist

THE unofficial motto of the Democratic Republic of Congo was first uttered six decades ago by Albert Kalonji, the leader of the short-lived secessionist state of ...

The Economist
The world’s least blessed cheesemakers are in Congo  The Economist

EASTERN CONGO is best known for producing coltan, a mineral used in mobile phones, and refugees. But it also makes rather good cheese. At his dairy on the ...

The Economist
Blood Batteries - Cobalt And The Congo  Forbes

Cobalt is essential for our new technological world but, like blood diamonds, half of the Co supplies come from inhumane child labor practices, not the image ...

Ebola outbreak worst in history of Democratic Republic of Congo  CNN

Violent militant groups are preventing health workers from containing the escalating crisis, says the country's minister of public health.

The Worst Ebola Outbreak In Congo History Could Become Even More Dangerous : Goats and Soda  NPR

It's already the biggest outbreak in Congo's history. And Dr. Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says by many measures it's as if ...

In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak, Experimental Treatments Are Proving Effective  The New York Times

More than half of the patients who received treatment survived, scientists reported.

The New York Times

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is named after the Congo River, which flows through the entire country.The Congo River is the world's deepest river and the world's second largest river by discharge.
Directed by Frank Marshall. With Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson. When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.
A land of steamy jungles hiding half the world's lowland gorillas, masses of forest elephants, and hooting, swinging troops of chimpanzees, the Republic of Congo is on the cusp of becoming one of the finest ecotourism destinations in Africa.
Congo may refer to either of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa: . the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast (capital: Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Kinshasa"
Footnotes The People of Mbomo Tell Their Stories . In “Congo Tales,” a new book about the second-largest tropical forest in the world, the story of a people and their home comes alive.
The Luizi Structure, located in southeastern Congo, is a crater covered by grasses up to a meter (3 ft) high. The crater seen in this satellite image has about a 17 km (11 mi) diameter, with an intermittent ring about 5.2 km (3.2 mi) across, and a smaller, center ring about 2 km (1.2 mi) across.
When a diamond expedition in the Congo is lost, a scientist is sent in to find out what happened. Tagging along is an primatologist taking a trained gorilla back to the wild and a Romanian ...
2. Officially Republic of the Congo. A country of west-central Africa with a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It was part of French Equatorial Africa before becoming independent in 1960.
More information about the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
Under the command of the French, the natives of the Congo suffered through forced labor, and saw their valuable rubber and ivory resources exploited as well.. In 1945, Jean-Felix Tchicaya was elected into the French Parliament, becoming one of the first African leaders given the opportunity.

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Congo may refer to either of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa:the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast (capital: Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Kinshasa"the smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville) and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Brazzaville"Congo or Kongo may also refer to: