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Congo confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected

Congo confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the northwestern town of Bikoro and at least 10 more cases are suspected, the head of the national institute for biological research ...

African jobs at risk over French wood giant bankruptcy

African jobs at risk over French wood giant bankruptcy

French forestry and wood products group Rougier filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, causing uncertainty for its nearly 3,000 employees in central Africa, a court source told AFP.

DR Congo army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

DR Congo army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month.

Rains, flooding kill 44 in Congo

Rains, flooding kill 44 in Congo

The number of people killed in flooding triggered by heavy rains has risen to 44 in the Congolese capital Kinshasa.

At least 30 killed when train derails, catches fire in Congo

At least 30 killed when train derails, catches fire in Congo

At least 30 people were killed and dozens of others injured when a train derailed and caught fire in eastern Congo, a government official said Monday.

Hungry prisoners break out of Congo jail

Hungry prisoners break out of Congo jail

Thirty-four prisoners have escaped from a Congolese jail, an official told dpa Monday, as the troubled African country's prisons experience severe food shortages.

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in clashes

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in clashes

The clashes followed an attack by BDK members on Kinshasa's main prison and demonstrations by other members against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, Matadi and Boma.

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

50 inmates escape Congo prison after attack

50 inmates escape Congo prison after attack

More than 50 inmates escaped from a prison in the Congolese capital Kinshasa after a religious sect attacked the jail to release its leader early Wednesday, the government said.

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22.

Kabila names transitional government, defying opposition

Kabila names transitional government, defying opposition

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday named a new transitional government, state television said, defying opponents who say he is in violation of a previous agreement.

Congo police kill at least four in dawn raid on separatist cult

Congo police kill at least four in dawn raid on separatist cult

Congo police made a pre-dawn raid on a separatist group in Kinshasa on Tuesday, killing four people but failing to arrest their leader, a self-styled religious prophet, witnesses and group members said.