[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa -- The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), through the Ministry of Health (MoH) has declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Mbandaka Health Zone, Equateur province (bordering the Congo and Ruki Rivers in northwest DRC). This outbreak was confirmed on 23 April 2022, four months after the most recent outbreak which was declared over on 16 December 2021. The current announcement is the third EVD outbreak declared in the Equateur province between 2018 and 2022. Health author
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The United Nations (UN) has lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta for leading efforts as the East African Community (EAC) Chairman to foster peace in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the neighboring countries.
[UN News] The health authorities of the African nation declared a new outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday.
[New Times] A regional summit bringing together the President of DR Congo and his counterparts from Burundi, Kenya and Uganda has agreed to the deployment of a regional force to help contain armed groups holed up in the Congo.
[JusticeInfo.net] In the Democratic Republic of Congo, this is the third war crimes trial of former members of the Kamuina Nsapu militia. On April 19, seven former members of this rebel movement were convicted for war crimes committed in 2017 in Kasai Central province. The military court showed the same determination to go to the affected communities, this time in particularly trying conditions.
[CAF] Placed among the top-seed teams in the draw, DR Congo who missed 221 edition in Cameroon, will face teams that played the TotalEnergies AFCON finals and will do everything not to miss the Côte d'Ivoire train.
[Monusco] Collaboration between the population and the Security Forces is key in the implementation of the Protection of Civilians' mandate by MONUSCO Force and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).
[Greenpeace] The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has approved at the fortieth meeting of the council of ministers last week a plan to auction 16 oil blocks. This action would have cataclysmic consequences for the global climate and local communities. Greenpeace Africa is calling on the Congolese government which is decidedly obstinate in drilling for oil, to revoke this dirty plan in its meeting tomorrow (15 April).
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- In April 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo held bilateral talks in Kinshasa, Congo. At the event, the two countries signed a Defence agreement and held technical consultations about ways they can partner to boost both countries' food security. Food security remains one of the key pillars of President Kenyatta's Big 4 Agenda.
[Monusco] MONUSCO and the Ituri Provincial Security Committee have paid their last respects to Anil GURUNG, the Nepalese peacekeeper who died on April 5, 2022, amidst fighting against Codeco militiamen in the locality of Bali, roughly thirty km from Djugu-center in the territory with the same name.
[UN News] Fabien Mwingwa once fought as a child soldier with an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Today, he has turned his life around, and works for the UN peacekeeping mission in the country as a firefighter, helping to keep local people safe.
[RFI] Murder, rape, arson, immolating children and mutilating corpses are among some of the rights abuses allegedly being carried out against indigenous people by the military and forest rangers at Kahuzi Biega National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
[RFI] The sentencing of 13 activists to one year in prison in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for speaking out against the government-imposed "state of siege" is an example of the curtailing of freedom in the public space, according to activists and human rights experts.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Felix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is expected to arrive in Nairobi on Thursday to begin a two-day State Visit at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
[DW] Rangers at the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo are said to have raped and killed indigenous people with the aim of driving them out. The park is largely funded by Germany.
[VOA] Nairobi -- The Democratic Republic of Congo this week became the seventh country to join the East African Community. The regional trade bloc, which includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, now reaches a quarter of Africa's population, stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic.
[MAP] Rabat -- His Majesty King Mohammed VI has sent a message of congratulations to the members of the national football team, following qualification for the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted by the brotherly State of Qatar.
[MAP] Rabat -- At the end of the match between the national football team and its counterpart from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, His Majesty King Mohammed VI congratulated the national team's members following qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
[VOA] Kampala -- Clashes along the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border have sent thousands of people fleeing into Uganda. Ugandan forces have deployed along the border after reports that M23 rebels attacked military positions Sunday night.
[Govt of SA] The Department of Home Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees collaborate to assist 49 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo to return to their home country in a process called voluntary repatriation
[New Times] The East African Community Heads of State are set to convene for the 19th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State, set to take place virtually, on Tuesday, March 29, the bloc's Secretariat announced Monday.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Coronavirus lockdowns have contributed to "soaring rates" of sexual and gender-based violence across Africa, says a new report. And "almost all actors" in the continent's armed conflicts use sexual violence as a tactic of war.
[CAF] Chancel Mbemba and his Democratic Republic of Congo mates welcome their Moroccan counterpart this Friday at the Stade de Martyrs in Kinshasa in the first leg of the winner take all 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff game promising fireworks.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Investors at EFG Hermes have noted that the entry of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) to the East African Community will see tremendous growth in human capital hence making the region more attractive to investors as the population expands.
[The Conversation Africa] Shortly after his controversial electoral victory in early 2019, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi sought to get his country admitted into the East African Community. Recently, the East African Community ministers recommended the DRC's admission, a decision set to be formalised by the bloc's presidents when they meet on 29 March. Regional integration expert Jonathan Ang'ani Omuchesi discusses key points of the decision.
[RFI] French charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) announced on Monday that it would stop its humanitarian aid operations in two villages in the north eastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo due to an increase in violent attacks, two of which recently targeted its workers.
[MSF] Kinshasa, 21 March 2022 -- Four months after a convoy of vehicles belonging to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) came under fire by unidentified armed men in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MSF has announced that it will close its projects in Nizi and Bambu due to a lack of security guarantees from all parties to the conflict. Two MSF staff were severely wounded in the attack, which took place on 28 October 2021
[UN News] Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can find it hard to return home once they decide to stop fighting. The UN Mission in the country (MONUSCO) is helping them to demobilize, and adjust to a new life.
[State Department] The United States today imposed sanctions on gold refiner Alain Goetz and his network for the illicit movement of gold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Our actions underscore the U.S. commitment to disrupt the illegal minerals trade in the DRC, which threatens the peace, security, and stability in the Great Lakes region.