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Congo miner SMB leaves ITSCI responsible-sourcing scheme over cost

08 Jan 2019

GOMA/LONDON The Democratic Republic of Congo's biggest miner of coltan, an ore containing metals used in mobile phones, is leaving the ITSCI certification scheme relied on as a guarantee that minerals are free from human rights abuses.

UPDATE 1-Congo miner SMB leaves ITSCI responsible-sourcing scheme over cost

08 Jan 2019

* SMB says it cannot afford ITSCI's "higher and higher costs"

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert 'chaos' before poll results

01 Jan 2019

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the country nervously awaited results from the weekend's chaotic presidential election.

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert "chaos" before poll results

01 Jan 2019

KINSHASA, Jan 1 Democratic Republic of Congo's government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the country nervously awaited the first results from the weekend's chaotic presidential election.

Congo opposition cries foul after presidential poll blighted by mishaps

30 Dec 2018

KINSHASA The main opposition camps in Congo's presidential election on Sunday complained of widespread irregularities after a chaotic vote disrupted by long queues, broken voting machines and torrential rain. | Video

Congo election monitors warn of shaky preparations, poll shows opposition in lead

29 Dec 2018

KINSHASA Polling stations in Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday's presidential vote, diplomats and an observer mission said, as polling released on Friday showed opposition candidate Martin Fayulu favoured to win.

Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

27 Dec 2018

KINSHASA Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to scatter demonstrators who burned tyres and ransacked an Ebola centre in protest at their exclusion from the presidential election.

Seven peacekeepers killed in clashes near Ebola-hit part of east Congo

15 Nov 2018

GOMA, Congo At least seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed in clashes with militias in an area that is at the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo's worst Ebola epidemic, United Nations and diplomatic sources said on Thursday.

U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola

13 Oct 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo A plumber working for the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the health ministry said on Friday, the first case of a U.N. worker contracting the disease during the current outbreak.

Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18

23 Sep 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo At least 14 civilians and four soldiers were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Congo, the army and local officials said, disrupting efforts to contain an Ebola epidemic in the area.

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