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Second Ebola patient in major Congo city dies, a year after outbreak

Second Ebola patient in major Congo city dies, a year after outbreak

The second patient infected with the Ebola virus in Congo's major city of Goma has died, almost exactly a year after the start of the epidemic

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak.

International court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes

International court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes

International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.

One dead as DR Congo police break up banned marches

One dead as DR Congo police break up banned marches

Police on Sunday dispersed hundreds of anti-government marchers in Kinshasa and a protester was shot dead in the eastern city of Goma

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 39 in Congo

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 39 in Congo

At least 39 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants attacked a hospital in eastern Congo on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on health facilities in the Ebola-hit region.

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has surpassed 1,000, the health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak ever of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country.

Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station

Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station

The Congolese Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) on Saturday criticised as "lenient" jail terms of up to three years handed out to six police officers accused in the deaths of 13 young men.

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

UN: At least 890 people killed in western Congo, according to reports

UN: At least 890 people killed in western Congo, according to reports

At least 890 people were killed over three days in mid-December in western Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared the winner of the troubled country's presidential election, but another opposition candidate cried foul and vowed to challenge the results.

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Riot police deployed at the electoral commission's headquarters in Kinshasa on Wednesday ahead of the expected announcement of a result in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election ...