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8 UN peacekeepers killed in Congo helicopter crash amid rebel fighting

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Eight United Nations peacekeepers died in a helicopter crash Tuesday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid rebel fighting in the region, the UN peacekeeping mission confirmed. The helicopter was on...

Suicide bomber kills at least five at east Congo restaurant

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A suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Beni on Saturday, killing at least five people as well as himself, officials said. The attack marks the latest violence in a ...

Our device-driven lives depend more than ever on tragedy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Siddharth Kara is a British Academy Global Professor, senior fellow at Harvard School of Public Health and author of the forthcoming book: "Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers of Our Lives," with St Martin'...

Five Chinese nationals kidnapped in DR Congo after attack near mine

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Gunmen killed a policeman and kidnapped five Chinese nationals near a mine in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, a local official and an army spokesman said on Sunday. It was not clear who carried out...

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

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Football's world governing body FIFA says it's "deeply concerned" at images that have recently emerged on social media of the Congolese Under-20 women's national team. Global soccer players' union FIFPRO posted vide...

WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuses in Ebola crisis, report says

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(Reuters)More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) were involved in incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Ashley Judd is walking again, six months after shattering her leg in Congo accident

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Ashley Judd says it's with "quiet awe" that she is walking, nearly six months after shattering her leg in four places while on a trip in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The "Double Jeopardy" star and activist was...

Death toll from Congo volcano eruption rises to at least 32

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With little warning Mount Nyiragongo turned the dark sky fiery red Saturday night and then spewed torrents of lava into villages destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said. CONGO VOLCANO'S LAVA FLOW...

Mount Nyiragongo volcano in eastern Congo erupts

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The Mount Nyiragongo volcano outside Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo started to erupt on Saturday, according to the DRC government and the Goma Volcano Observatory. The volcano's last major erupti...

Republic of Congo opposition candidate dies from Covid-19 complications a day after election

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A leading opposition candidate in the Republic of Congo's presidential election held on Sunday has died from Covid-related complications, party officials said Monday, according to local media reports. Guy Brice Par...

Dozens killed, some decapitated, in suspected rebel attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Forty-six people from the ethnic Pygmy group were killed -- some of them decapitated -- on Wednesday in a suspected militant attack in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an NGO official based in th...

Six Virunga park rangers killed in eastern Congo ambush

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Armed men on Sunday killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas, the park said. T...