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Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage

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A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities...
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DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila prowls the political sidelines

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Officially, he stepped down in January 2019, retiring after 18 years at the helm of the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa. But nearly 18 months...
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Congo replaces sanctioned army chief with deputy also sanctioned for rights abuses

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has appointed a new head of the army to replace General John Numbi, state television said on Friday....
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WHO: 19 potential coronavirus vaccines currently in clinical trials

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Flickr The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville,...
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In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

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When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge....
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DR Congo troops kill Angolan soldier in border incident

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An Angolan soldier was killed on Sunday by DR Congo troops after a tense incident and an exchange of gunfire along their border, according to...
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Gunmen kill more than dozen civilians in eastern DR Congo attacks

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At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious...
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Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of...
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Workers at Congo mine end one-day strike over coronavirus

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Workers at China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) mine in Democratic Republic of Congo ended a one-day strike on Sunday after agreeing a compromise with...
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DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

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Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health...