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, East Congo, 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 populous officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populous country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populous country in the world. Currently, eastern DR Congo is the scene of ongoing military conflict in Kivu, since 2015.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honoured an Indian police officer with a prestigious medal for sacrificing his life during the world body's..
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its deadliest ebola outbreak ever. The epidemic has claimed more than 1,200 lives and a civil war is disrupting..
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Health officials warned this week the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola could spiral out of control unless attacks on medical facilities and first responders..
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its deadliest Ebola outbreak ever. The World Health Organization is warning the disease could spread to other African..
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GENEVA, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations announced stepped-up actions on Thursday against the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo..
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The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the..
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The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday to help improve efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of..
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The latest Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,100 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, there's a danger that may be even..
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry reported another 39 cases of Ebola over the weekend, which raised the outbreak's total to 1,826 on..
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Inauguration day: Outgoing president Joseph Kabila and successor Felix Tshisekedi mark DR Congo's first-ever peaceful transition of power. Kabila still..
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Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, a career politician and ally of former President Joseph Kabila, was appointed as Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister on..
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DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named the head of the country's railways, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, as the next prime minister, a move that came..
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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Prominent Congolese businessman and onetime presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi returned Monday after three years in political exile to..
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Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent foe of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three..
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Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi returned home from three years in exile on Monday, one of a series of indicted politicians cleared under the..
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