Democratic Republic of the Congo

Belgian king expresses deep regret for colonial past in Congo

It is the first such expression of regret for Belgium's colonial past by a reigning monarch.

By REUTERS
30/06/2020
Men work at Makala gold mine camp near the town of Mongbwalu in Ituri province, eastern Democratic R
Congo's gold being smuggled out by the tonne, UN report finds

The countries along Congo's eastern border have long been conduits for gold worth billions of dollars mined using rudimentary means by so-called "artisanal" miners.

By REUTERS
15/06/2020
More people infected with Ebola in new Congo outbreak, WHO says

An epidemic of the virus on the other side of the country has killed more than 2,200 people since 2018.

By REUTERS
04/06/2020
Congo's first 'Drive-Thru' COVID-19 testing facility established with MDA

MDA chief: 'We are happy to share knowledge... for the sake of saving human lives'

03/06/2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office,
Benjamin Netanyahu talks relations with leaders of DR Congo, Georgia

The prime minister spoke with President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.

Armed group kills 20 villagers in northeast Congo

The attackers fled after United Nations peacekeepers arrived at the village and they later fired on a nearby UN base, a UN source said.

By REUTERS
17/05/2020
Ebola patient hiding in Congo area controlled by militia groups

On April 17, a 28-year-old motorbike taxi-driver who had tested positive for Ebola ran away from the centre where he was being treated in the town of Beni.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 days

Ebola causes fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea and spreads among humans through bodily fluids. The current outbreak has killed about two thirds of those it infected.

By REUTERS
11/04/2020
Congolese president says army spy chief died by hanging

He told ministers the available evidence pointed to death by hanging, according to the minutes of the meeting.

By REUTERS
08/03/2020
Democratic Republic of Congo to send 1st ambassador to Israel in 20 years

Tshisekedi, who became president last year, credited his Christian faith and thanked American Evangelicals for their support for the Jewish state.

02/03/2020
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