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Benoit Nyemba

Congo's top court excludes opposition leader Bemba from presidential election

03 Sep 2018

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's top court on Monday definitively excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from December's presidential election because of a witness tampering conviction at the International Criminal Court.

Congo opposition leader Katumbi refused entry at border

03 Aug 2018

KINSHASA Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi was refused entry into Congo via the country's land border with Zambia on Friday when he tried to return from exile to submit his candidacy for December's presidential election, he said in a tweet.

Congo to use Ebola vaccine as early as next week - health minister

03 Aug 2018

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo will start using an Ebola vaccine as early as next week to counter a new flare-up in the heavily populated eastern part of the Central African country, which emerged just as an earlier outbreak was being pronounced over.

Congo to use Ebola vaccine as early as next week: health minister

03 Aug 2018

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo will start using an Ebola vaccine as early as next week to counter a new flare-up in the heavily populated eastern part of the Central African country, which emerged just as an earlier outbreak was being pronounced over. | Video

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

20 May 2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said.

Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak

17 May 2018

KINSHASA Congolese and U.N. officials were racing on Thursday to prevent a runaway Ebola outbreak in Congo, working out the logistics of keeping newly arrived vaccines well below freezing in a steamy region on the equator with unreliable power. | Video

Seventeen deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed

11 May 2018

(This 8th May story corrects paragraph 2 to state there were four, not eight, deaths in last outbreak.)

Congolese police fire teargas on churchgoers' protest

12 Jan 2018

KINSHASA Congolese police fired teargas on Friday to disperse dozens of churchgoers who had gathered in the capital Kinshasa to mourn seven people killed in protests against President Joseph Kabila two weeks ago.

Congo says ready to register voters in conflict-ravaged Kasai

27 Jul 2017

KANANGA, Congo The head of Congo's election commission said on Thursday that better security in the conflict-ravaged Kasai region had enabled preparations for a delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila, but it still may not happen before a year-end deadline.

Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

16 Jul 2017

KINSHASA Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday.

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