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150000 PLHIV ignorant about their status: GAC

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Globally, it is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to...
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DR Congo’s Ruling Party Demonstrates After Senatorial Elections

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Activists of the ruling party UDPS took to the streets in several provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Saturday as they...

Disputes Emerge Erupt in DRC Over Presidential Election

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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared early Thursday morning the winner of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while disputes...

DR Congo’s EC Declares Tshisekedi Winner in Presidential Race

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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to interim results proclaimed early Thursday morning...
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DRC election provisional results deferred to next week

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The publication of the provisional results of the general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), initially expected to be announced on Sunday,...

DRC Elections Kick-off On December 23rd, 2018 Amidst Hostile Political Environment

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Election campaigning will take place in a hostile political environment that leaves little room for people to freely and safely exercise their human rights,...
Ebola vaccine

DR Congo takes delivery of first experimental Ebola Vaccine

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The first batch of experimental vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) against Ebola hemorrhagic fever arrived Wednesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic...
Ebola

DR Congo: New Urban Cases of Ebola Outbreaks Discovered

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The Ebola outbreak of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has entered a "new phase" following the first reported case of the deadly...
Ebola

Why DR Congo Has Become more Susceptible to Ebola

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Doctor Tedros Adhanom said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

DR Congo political actors meet over presidential polls

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The problem of elections had pushed opposition members to momentarily suspend their participation in the ongoing political dialogue under the leadership of African Union...
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DR Congo opposition suspends participation in political dialogue

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The spokesman for the opposition delegation Jean Lucien said the suspension of their participation in the dialogue was aimed at pushing the country's National...
DR Congo

Preparatory meeting for DR Congo dialogue set for Tuesday

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In a statement, the facilitator urged the entire Congolese political class to give a chance to the new push to search for a consensual...

80 Ugandan ADF rebels arrested by DR Congo army

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"Despite all the setbacks, the defense and security forces have continued to track down the terrorists. 80 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels have been...

DR Congo to complete revision of poll register in Sept. 2017

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The head of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) Corneille Nangaa was speaking in Kinshasa during the presentation and demonstration of the electoral kits...
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International support group voices support for facilitator in DR Congo dialogue

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Members of the International Support Group for the AU Facilitator met in DR Congo capital, Kinshasa, between Aug. 2 to 5 to help revive...
DR Congo

Facilitator in DR Congo’s national dialogue starts preparatory sessions

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The facilitator for the dialogue, Edem Kodjo, opened the session on Tuesday and proceeded to verify the mandates of the 19 delegates selected to...
DR Congo

DR Congo political class advised to hold discourse on Peaceful polls

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"We, members of civil society groups, have met in Kinshasa to reflect on the way forward regarding the proposed national dialogue, and appeal for...
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Bristow’s fundraising motorbike safari entered final leg

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Bristow has a little more than 500 kilometres to go before reaching the end of his ride which will have seen him cover more...

DR Congo media oppose increase of Internet fees

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UNPC president Kasonga Tshilunde said the initiative dubbed "Monday without media" was launched to protest against increase of Internet connections in the Democratic Republic...
Tourists

Over 7,000 tourists visited DR Congo’s Virunga national park in 2015

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The park officials said the main reason for the increase in the number of visitors was improved security situation in the park; expansion of...

DR Congo army recaptures militia strongholds

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The Congolese armed forces (FARDC) have intensified their offensive and managed to recapture several positions from three armed groups that were operating in South...
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May 26 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ROME -- Dozens of migrants were feared to have drowned as their packed boat capsized off the Libyan coast, Italian media said on Thursday. ...
DR Congo

27 DR Congo MPs threaten to quit parliament over insecurity

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In less than two weeks, close to 50 people have been killed in North Kivu and Ituri provinces by suspected members of the Allied...

DR Congo government to reduce 2016 state budget

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The prime minister, who made the proposals on Monday before parliament, said that due to the worsening macro-economic environment and the dwindling public revenues...
DR Congo

DR Congo opposition says ruling on presidential term “unconstitutional”

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Speaking to the media on Monday in Kinshasa, Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) deputy secretary general Bruno Tshibala said the ruling discouraged...
United Nations

UN concerned over regrouping of Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

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"The ADF rebels could be regrouping along the border between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), as well as in Ituri province...

DR Congo opposition leader questioned over alleged recruitment of mercenaries

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According to one of his lawyers, Barthelemy Mumba Gama, Katumbi returned to his home in the evening after being questioned for hours at the...

Rumba king papa wemba remains sent back to DR Congo

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The legendary African music star died on Sunday at the age of 66 after collapsing on stage during a music festival in Ivory Coast. His...

World Bank to fund projects to aid DR Congo’s forest communities

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An agreement in this regard was signed on Tuesday between the World Bank and Caritas Congo. To benefit from the funds, communities...

DR Congo, Belgium FMs in talks over situation in Great Lakes Region

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and Belgium's foreign ministers on Tuesday held talks in Kinshasa over the peace and security situation in DR...