Gulf Times - Democratic-Republic-of-Congo
Fighting in DR Congo's Kasai region forces 21,000 from homes

Fighting in DR Congo's Kasai region forces 21,000 from homes

Ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central region of Great Kasai has forced more than 20,000 people to flee their homes since late March, the UN's refugee agency said Friday.

Amir to meet DRC president Monday

Amir to meet DRC president Monday

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will meet Monday at the Amiri Diwan with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi, who arrives Sunday on an official visit

At least 17 villagers hacked to death in eastern Congo

At least 17 villagers hacked to death in eastern Congo

At least 17 people were found hacked to death in a part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ravaged by attacks from militants, a local official said on Friday.

Army patrol discovers 29 bodies in eastern Congo

Army patrol discovers 29 bodies in eastern Congo

A military patrol has discovered 29 bodies in a region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where civilians are facing a sharp rise in attacks by militants, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Congo declares new Ebola epidemic, 1,000 km from eastern outbreak

Congo declares new Ebola epidemic, 1,000 km from eastern outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new Ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, more than 1,000 km away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.

Twelve more bodies found after DR Congo militia massacre

Twelve more bodies found after DR Congo militia massacre

Another 12 bodies have been discovered in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo region of Beni, two days after a militia attack left eight people dead and around 20 missing, police said on Sunday.

Two die in protests in eastern DR Congo

Two die in protests in eastern DR Congo

Two people were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official said.

Attackers kill three in heavily guarded district of Bujumbura

Attackers kill three in heavily guarded district of Bujumbura

Gunmen wearing police and army uniforms killed three people and injured three others at a bar in a heavily guarded neighbourhood of Burundi's biggest city Bujumbura late on Friday

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic.

Uganda end 41-year wait for Africa Cup victory

Uganda end 41-year wait for Africa Cup victory

Uganda ended a 41-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations victory when they upset the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 Saturday in a Group A match in Cairo.

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic stood at 994 and were expected to exceed 1,000 within hours.

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic.