25 Jun 2020

Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

On Thursday, Eastern Congo proclaimed an end to the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years. The situation was worsened as armed rebels and the community undermined the promise of new vaccines due to mistrust of the government. Although Thursday’s milestone was an

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19 Nov 2018

Report: Islamic State Financier Paid Money to Eastern Congo Rebel Group

“An Islamist rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo received money from a financier linked to Islamic State, suggesting tentative ties between the Congo insurgents and other jihadists in Africa and beyond, a report said on Thursday. Islamist ‘financial facilitator’ Waleed Ahmed Zein paid the Allied Democratic Forces at

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05 Apr 2010

2 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack

“At least two United Nations workers and several civilians have been killed in an unprecedented militant attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive northwest. According to UN officials on Sunday, clashes erupted after some 30 heavily armed fighters attacked the governor’s residence in Congo’s northern Equateur province capital of

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