Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country in Central Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire (1971–1997). It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of over 84 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populous country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populous country in the world. Eastern DR Congo has been the scene of ongoing military conflict in Kivu, since 2015.

Democratic Republic of the Congo News and Videos   LIVE

ℹ️ This is a LIVE page which updates automatically as we're monitoring our hand-curated selection of verified and trustworthy media outlets

Advertisement
Congo's president closed the country's borders and imposed a state of emergency on Tuesday to contain the coronavirus outbreak, following other African nations..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Democratic Republic of Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and cobalt heartland on Monday, as two of the country's largest mines took steps to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

A former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his financial advisor were sentenced on Monday to five years of forced labor for embezzling more..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in Haut-Katanga, an area rich in copper and cobalt, after two people tested positive for the coronavirus, the provincial..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) β€” Africa’s cases of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday while two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel..
1 week ago • WorldNews

You might like