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14 workers at Total’s Congo oil operations has coronavirus

French energy major Total said on Sunday that 14 workers including two of its staff have tested positive for the new coronavirus at its sites in Congo Republic, but output at the 190,000 barrels per day operations have not...

Congolese music legend, Aurlus Mabélé dies in France ‘from coronavirus’

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabélé has died in hospital in France's capital Paris, aged 67, friends and relatives posts say he died of coronavirus but this is not confirmed.His fans called him the king of soukous - a high-tempo...

Congolese former VP Bemba awaits verdict in war crime appeal

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on Friday will hear the outcome of an appeal against his landmark conviction and 18-year sentence for war crimes committed by his private army in Central African Republic (CAR). After a six-year trial, judges...

Report says wildlife charities fund abuses of pygmies in Congo

International wildlife charities are funding anti-poaching squads that arrest, torture and kill indigenous ‘pygmy’ people for hunting in their ancestral forests in the Congo Basin, according to a charity for tribal people. Conservation organizations including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)...

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

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...

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday. "The non-objection was given. Now there's a Medecins...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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