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# dr-congo - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 28th 2021, 4:22 PM 7,833 Views 4 Comments

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 - Saturday 29 May, 2021

The Congolese Government has rubbished reports of a second volcanic eruption in the country
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

The Congolese Government has rubbished reports of a second volcanic eruption in the country

Updated May 29th 2021, 2:17 PM 16,637 Views 4 Comments

The latest incident comes just a week after Mount Nyiragongo devastated the area prompting an evacuation of the city.

# dr-congo - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Irish charity Concern Worldwide has evacuated its base in Goma as fears mount of major volcanic eruption
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

Irish charity Concern Worldwide has evacuated its base in Goma as fears mount of major volcanic eruption

May 27th 2021, 1:03 PM 8,386 Views 1 Comment

The city of Goma is under an evacuation order as Government officials said a major eruption is imminent.

# dr-congo - Sunday 23 May, 2021

City 'spared' as river of lava from DR Congo volcano halts
# Eruption
# Eruption

City 'spared' as river of lava from DR Congo volcano halts

May 23rd 2021, 12:33 PM 15,960 Views 2 Comments

Mount Nyiragongo erupted last night for the first time since 2002.

# dr-congo - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months

Nov 18th 2020, 9:10 AM 16,746 Views 13 Comments

The wide use of vaccinations helped curb the disease, the WHO said.

# dr-congo - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 30th 2020, 7:59 AM 16,074 Views 2 Comments

The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.

# dr-congo - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Bust of Belgian king who pillaged DR Congo removed from public display in Ghent
# Gone Bust
# Gone Bust

Bust of Belgian king who pillaged DR Congo removed from public display in Ghent

Updated Jun 30th 2020, 7:03 PM 30,431 Views 50 Comments

King Philippe earlier expressed his “deepest regrets” for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country.

# dr-congo - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Madagascar's sensational Africa Cup of Nations journey continues
# Dream
From The42
# Dream

Madagascar's sensational Africa Cup of Nations journey continues

Jul 7th 2019, 8:13 PM 10,291 Views 3 Comments

They beat two-time winners DR Congo to reach the competition’s quarter-finals

# dr-congo - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads

May 17th 2018, 8:48 AM 6,099 Views 10 Comments

The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed.

# dr-congo - Monday 23 January, 2017

Togo fans attack player's home after Cup loss
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

Togo fans attack player's home after Cup loss

Jan 23rd 2017, 3:33 PM 7,325 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old was blamed by Togolese fans for his role in the 3-1 defeat to Morocco.

# dr-congo - Saturday 25 June, 2016

74 militia members arrested over mass rapes in DR Congo
# Volatile
# Volatile

74 militia members arrested over mass rapes in DR Congo

Jun 25th 2016, 11:52 AM 10,373 Views 11 Comments

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.

# dr-congo - Monday 21 March, 2016

Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder

Mar 21st 2016, 3:37 PM 12,197 Views 16 Comments

The International Criminal Court has convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

# dr-congo - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones
# Child Labour
# Child Labour

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones

Jan 19th 2016, 10:36 AM 12,317 Views 14 Comments

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.

# dr-congo - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Yaya Toure almost broke the net as Ivory Coast progressed to the AFCON final today
# Power
From The42
# Power

Yaya Toure almost broke the net as Ivory Coast progressed to the AFCON final today

Feb 4th 2015, 10:36 PM 6,655 Views 3 Comments

Goals from Yaya Toure and Gervinho helped the Ivorians beat DR Congo 3-1.

# dr-congo - Friday 16 January, 2015

DR Congo will be wearing O'Neills jerseys at the African Cup of Nations
# Buy Irish
From The42
# Buy Irish

DR Congo will be wearing O'Neills jerseys at the African Cup of Nations

Jan 16th 2015, 11:23 AM 9,298 Views 13 Comments

We know who we’ll be supporting!

# dr-congo - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

75-year-old missionary "stable" after being shot in DR Congo
# Tyrone Woman
# Tyrone Woman

75-year-old missionary "stable" after being shot in DR Congo

Jan 6th 2015, 8:21 AM 6,062 Views 4 Comments

Maud Kells, from Cookstown, was attacked by raiders at her rainforest home. She was shot twice, and wounded in her shoulder.

# dr-congo - Saturday 15 November, 2014

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free

Nov 15th 2014, 12:20 PM 7,460 Views 29 Comments

The country’s health minister said this does not mean they are completely out of danger.

# dr-congo - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked
# Turnaround
From The42
# Turnaround

Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked

Oct 30th 2014, 5:17 PM 2,840 Views 2 Comments

The team has a lot of work to do to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

# dr-congo - Saturday 17 August, 2013

82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo
# Child Soldiers
# Child Soldiers

82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo

Aug 17th 2013, 2:56 PM 7,916 Views 13 Comments

The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.

# dr-congo - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten

Mar 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 183 Views 9 Comments

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.

# dr-congo - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo
# Humanitarian Aid
# Humanitarian Aid

Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo

Mar 8th 2013, 7:45 PM 4,570 Views 78 Comments

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.

# dr-congo - Monday 4 March, 2013

80 killed in DR Congo clash: UN
# DRC
# DRC

80 killed in DR Congo clash: UN

Mar 4th 2013, 7:21 PM 4,631 Views 4 Comments

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 - Friday 22 February, 2013

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:29 PM 2,900 Views 3 Comments

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 - Monday 26 November, 2012

DR Congo threatens to attack rebels as deadline looms
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

DR Congo threatens to attack rebels as deadline looms

Nov 26th 2012, 9:53 PM 4,034 Views 14 Comments

Rebels have refused to withdraw before holding direct talks with the government, which has in turn refused to negotiate without a withdrawal.

# dr-congo - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains
# DRC
# DRC

Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains

Nov 22nd 2012, 2:53 PM 2,539 Views 5 Comments

A rebel group seeking to overthrow the Congolese government makes gains, and millions of civilians are displaced by the conflict.

# dr-congo - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House

Dec 6th 2011, 9:53 PM 2,637 Views 26 Comments

Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.

# dr-congo - Friday 2 December, 2011

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group

Dec 2nd 2011, 1:03 PM 1,274 Views 2 Comments

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 - Monday 28 November, 2011

DR Congo polls open after weekend of violence
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

DR Congo polls open after weekend of violence

Nov 28th 2011, 11:05 AM 398 Views 0 Comments

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.

# dr-congo - Friday 8 July, 2011

Air crash: 53 feared dead after botched landing
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Air crash: 53 feared dead after botched landing

Jul 8th 2011, 5:53 PM 1,029 Views 7 Comments

Rescuers pulled 40 survivors from the wreckage of the flight, which came down in heavy weather in the DR Congo.

# dr-congo - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines

Jul 7th 2011, 1:24 PM 29 Views 11 Comments

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 - Monday 4 April, 2011

At least ten UN staff killed in Congo plane crash
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

At least ten UN staff killed in Congo plane crash

Apr 4th 2011, 6:53 PM 604 Views 0 Comments

Early indications say a plane carrying UN staff members broke into pieces, with the death toll likely to rise.

# dr-congo - Monday 22 November, 2010

Former DR Congo leader on trial for war crimes
# War Cimes Trial
# War Cimes Trial

Former DR Congo leader on trial for war crimes

Nov 22nd 2010, 4:57 PM 192 Views 0 Comments

Jean-Pierre Bemba faces charges of murder, rape and pillage during the most important trial at the International Criminal Court to date.

# dr-congo - Friday 15 October, 2010

UN: DRC government troops may have raped and murdered civilians
# Congo
# Congo

UN: DRC government troops may have raped and murdered civilians

Oct 15th 2010, 1:17 PM 234 Views 0 Comments

The same communities that were horrifically abused by rebels months ago may have been targeted again by the troops meant to protect them.

# dr-congo - Wednesday 8 September, 2010

500 raped in Congo attack
# Africa
# Africa

500 raped in Congo attack

Sep 8th 2010, 3:53 PM 383 Views 0 Comments

500 men, women and children were raped in rebel attacks just miles from the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission outpost.

# dr-congo - Thursday 26 August, 2010

UN says it didn't know about mass rape in DR Congo
# Africa
# Africa

UN says it didn't know about mass rape in DR Congo

Aug 26th 2010, 2:30 PM 402 Views 0 Comments

Sexual violence considered a weapon of war in DRC.

# dr-congo - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

Mass rape reported in DR Congo - miles from a UN base
# Africa
# Africa

Mass rape reported in DR Congo - miles from a UN base

Aug 24th 2010, 4:27 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

Reports say 200 women were raped by rebels during a four-day seizure of a town.