Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country in Central Africa

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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 is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 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 78 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populated country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populated country in the world.

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The party of new Dr Congo President Felix Tshisekedi suffered a crushing defeat in Friday's senate election A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday..
2 days ago • WorldNews
Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 4 days ago

Advertisement GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse..
4 days ago • WorldNews
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, pardoned three prominent political prisoners and 700 regular ones on Wednesday, state TV reported,..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 5 days ago

More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

People were burnt alive and a two-year-old was thrown into a septic tank, a UN investigation says.
6 days ago • BBC News
The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against..
6 days ago • WorldNews
The deaths of at least 535 men, women and children in fighting between two communities in Democratic Republic of Congo in December may amount to crimes against..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

GENEVA (Reuters) - A deadly form of plague has broken out on Uganda's border with Democratic Republic of Congo and several people are thought to have died of the..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

The Hague — Former DRC vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba is demanding €68m in compensation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) following his war..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Former Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, is..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment centre at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment center at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

GOMA, Congo, March 9 (Reuters) - Armed Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment center at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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