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# DR Congo

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# Democratic Republic of Congo
'Around 300' dead in east DR Congo massacre, government says
The government has been locked in a months-long conflict with an armed group in the region.
# Seized
1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in southeast DR Congo
The contraband represents 80 to 100 slaughtered elephants.
# Train Crash
At least 60 dead in DR Congo train accident
The train was a freight service which had been carrying “several hundred stowaways”, according to officials.
# Unhappy
Chelsea's Ziyech 'will not return' to Morocco duty
The 28-year-old was omitted from his country’s squad for the recent Africa Cup of Nations.
All time
WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.
# DR Congo
The Congolese Government has rubbished reports of a second volcanic eruption in the country
The latest incident comes just a week after Mount Nyiragongo devastated the area prompting an evacuation of the city.
# DR Congo
Irish charity Concern Worldwide has evacuated its base in Goma as fears mount of major volcanic eruption
The city of Goma is under an evacuation order as Government officials said a major eruption is imminent.
# Eruption
City 'spared' as river of lava from DR Congo volcano halts
Mount Nyiragongo erupted last night for the first time since 2002.
DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months
The wide use of vaccinations helped curb the disease, the WHO said.
WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo
The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.
# gone bust
Bust of Belgian king who pillaged DR Congo removed from public display in Ghent
King Philippe earlier expressed his “deepest regrets” for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country.
# dream
Madagascar's sensational Africa Cup of Nations journey continues
They beat two-time winners DR Congo to reach the competition’s quarter-finals
# Outbreak
Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads
The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed.
# Violence
Togo fans attack player's home after Cup loss
The 38-year-old was blamed by Togolese fans for his role in the 3-1 defeat to Morocco.
# volatile
74 militia members arrested over mass rapes in DR Congo
The country’s justice minister said the group’s leader told them they had to rape very young girls to be assured of supernatural protection.
# War Crimes
Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder
The International Criminal Court has convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
# Child Labour
'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones
The human rights organisation has accused Apple and Samsung, among others, of failing to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.
# Power
Yaya Toure almost broke the net as Ivory Coast progressed to the AFCON final today
Goals from Yaya Toure and Gervinho helped the Ivorians beat DR Congo 3-1.
# Buy Irish
DR Congo will be wearing O'Neills jerseys at the African Cup of Nations
We know who we’ll be supporting!
# tyrone woman
75-year-old missionary "stable" after being shot in DR Congo
Maud Kells, from Cookstown, was attacked by raiders at her rainforest home. She was shot twice, and wounded in her shoulder.
# Outbreak
After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free
The country’s health minister said this does not mean they are completely out of danger.
# turnaround
Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked
The team has a lot of work to do to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
# Child Soldiers
82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo
The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.
Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
Barrie Rooney, a biomedical analyst from Co Leitrim, explains what motivates her to travel to remote areas of Africa to treat patients suffering from sleeping sickness – and how her Irish culture helps her connect with the people she helps.
# Humanitarian Aid
Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo
Seven million people have died as a result of war in DR Congo since 1998 – making it the one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II, said the Minister for Trade and Development.
80 killed in DR Congo clash: UN
A rebel militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seized control of an eastern town after days of fighting that have left more than 80 people dead, the UN has confirmed.
# DR Congo
11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
# DR Congo
DR Congo threatens to attack rebels as deadline looms
Rebels have refused to withdraw before holding direct talks with the government, which has in turn refused to negotiate without a withdrawal.
Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains
A rebel group seeking to overthrow the Congolese government makes gains, and millions of civilians are displaced by the conflict.
# Budget 2012
GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House
Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.
# DR Congo
18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group
At least 18 people have been killed and 100 seriously injured in election violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.
# DR Congo
DR Congo polls open after weekend of violence
The African country could be plunged into violence again if it is unable to agree on the results of the presidential and legislative election – the first government-led elections since the end of the last war.
# Air Crash
Air crash: 53 feared dead after botched landing
Rescuers pulled 40 survivors from the wreckage of the flight, which came down in heavy weather in the DR Congo.
Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.
# DR Congo
At least ten UN staff killed in Congo plane crash
Early indications say a plane carrying UN staff members broke into pieces, with the death toll likely to rise.
# War Cimes Trial
Former DR Congo leader on trial for war crimes
Jean-Pierre Bemba faces charges of murder, rape and pillage during the most important trial at the International Criminal Court to date.
# Congo
UN: DRC government troops may have raped and murdered civilians
The same communities that were horrifically abused by rebels months ago may have been targeted again by the troops meant to protect them.
# Africa
500 raped in Congo attack
500 men, women and children were raped in rebel attacks just miles from the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission outpost.
# Africa
UN says it didn't know about mass rape in DR Congo
Sexual violence considered a weapon of war in DRC.
# Africa
Mass rape reported in DR Congo - miles from a UN base
Reports say 200 women were raped by rebels during a four-day seizure of a town.