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Congo spy informant dies while on trial for U.N. experts' killing

22 Oct 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo An informant for Congo's intelligence agency who was on trial for alleged involvement in the murders of two U.N. investigators has died from a long-term illness, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Rwandan Hutu militia commander killed in Congo, army says

18 Sep 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Wednesday it had killed Sylvestre Mudacumura, the commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia who is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

UPDATE 2-Up to 50 dead in Congo after train derails

12 Sep 2019

GOMA, Sept 12 Up to 50 people were killed when a cargo train derailed in Congo's southeastern province of Tanganyika in the early hours of Thursday, government officials said, though reports on casualties differed widely.

Rwanda border with Ebola-hit Congo fully open after slowdowns - minister

01 Aug 2019

KIGALI/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Rwanda's border with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo was fully open late on Thursday, a minister said, hours after Congolese traders had reported it shut following a third case of the disease in the Congolese border city of Goma.

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

25 Jul 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The resignation of Congo's health minister in the midst of the country's worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

25 Jul 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 25 The resignation of Congo's health minister in the midst of the country's worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.

Congo minister's resignation over Ebola snub could unblock new vaccine

22 Jul 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Congo's health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic.

Illegal miners defy eviction from Glencore's Congo project

02 Jul 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Illegal miners at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo defied a deadline to vacate the site on Tuesday, a union official said, raising fears of a potentially violent standoff.

Illegal miners at Glencore concession in Congo defy eviction

02 Jul 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 2 (Reuters) - I llegal miners at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in southeastern Congo defied a deadline on Tuesday to vacate the site, a union official said, raising fears of a potentially violent standoff.

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