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WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link

KINSHASA/DAKAR - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola.

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo - locals 20 Aug 2014

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday.

Military threat key to push FDLR rebels in Congo to disarm - U.N. 07 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo believe an extended deadline to disarm allows them to stall, a top U.N. official said on Thursday, suggesting military action against factions which do not comply or commit human rights abuses.

Opposition unites to oppose legal changes benefiting Congo's Kabila 04 Aug 2014

KINSHASA - Hundreds of opposition supporters protested in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday to demand that President Joseph Kabila not change the constitution to seek a third term at elections due in 2016.

Congo repels attack on military base in capital 22 Jul 2014

KINSHASA - Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control.

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Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo 21 Jul 2014

BRAZZAVILLE - Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighbouring Congo Republic.

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African nations give rebels in Congo six months to disarm 03 Jul 2014

LUANDA/KINSHASA - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Rwandan rebels in Congo to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

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Head of U.N. Congo peacekeepers regrets failing to stop massacre 03 Jul 2014

KINSHASA - The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm 03 Jul 2014

LUANDA/KINSHASA - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist group in Congo for targeting children 01 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces, for targeting children in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. | Video