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Mount Nyiragongo: Goma volcano crater ‘continues to collapse’ triggering 61 earthquakes in 24-hour period

Seismologists in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported 61 earthquakes in a 24-hour period on Saturday around the Mount Nyiragongo volcano, which erupted a week ago. The details were outlined in a daily report prepared for the government by the Goma Volcanic Observatory (GVO). It explained that the volcano’s crater “continues to collapse, which contributed […]

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Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo orders Goma evacuation after large volcano eruption

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo launched an evacuation plan for the eastern city of Goma after a large volcano erupted. Lava burst from Mount Nyiragongo into the night sky forming a thick orange cloud over Goma, which has a population of two million. Thousands of panic-stricken residents were fleeing, many on foot. The […]

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in an attempted kidnapping ambush

Luca Attanasio, Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack after the convoy he was travelling in came under fire on the country’s east side. The convoy reportedly belonged to UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). An Italian military police officer travelling with the envoy and a Congolese driver were also […]

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Strong winds drown boat in Lake Albert between Uganda and Congo, 26 dead

At least 26 people died after a boat drowned on Lake Albert on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, officials said. Strong winds caused the vessel to go under water, AFP quoted an official on scene. The boat was carrying about 50 people when the accident occurred. At least […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo declares the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially declared the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, six months after the first cases of the deadly virus were reported. World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti tweeted: “It wasn’t easy, but we’ve done it!” It had been 42 days since the […]

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Dozens dead after plane crashes into homes in DR Congo

At least 27 people died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The small aircraft went down shortly after taking off from the city’s airport on Sunday morning. The cause of the crash is still unclear. The plane was carrying 17 passengers and two […]