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More than 50 dead, scores missing after boat drowns on Congo River

At least 50 people have died and dozens others are to be believed missing after a makeshift vessel capsized on the Congo River, according to officials. Fifty-one bodies had been from the boat that sank during the night of Monday to Tuesday, and almost 70 are believed to be missing, Nestor Magbado, a spokesman for […]

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3-year-old boy tests positive and dies from Ebola in eastern DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed a fresh Ebola case just five months after the latest epidemic was declared over. A three-year-old boy tested positive near the eastern city of Beni, one of the epicentres of the 2018-2020 outbreak, and died from the disease, Health Minister Jean Jacques Mbungani said in a statement on […]

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Ndakasi: Mountain gorilla whose photobomb went viral, dies in caretaker’s arms

Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla whose image went viral when she photobombed her caretaker’s selfie, has died at the age of 14. She died on September 26 after a prolonged illness, according to a statement by the Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death […]

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Aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo accused of sexual abuse during Ebola crisis

More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) were involved in incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent commission said on Tuesday. The probe was prompted by an investigation after the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian […]

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Toxic leak from Angola diamond mine kills 12, leaves 4,500 sick in DR Congo

A toxic leak from a massive diamond mine in Angola killed at least 12 people and left 4,500 sick, a minister in Democratic Republic of Congo says. The leak turned a tributary of the River Congo red and killed huge numbers of fish, which some people ate, said Environment Minister Eve Bazaiba. Reuters reported the mine […]

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ADF fighters killed 57 civilians in displacement camps in eastern DR Congo: United Nations

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group killed 57 civilians in displacement camps in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on May 31, the United Nations said on Friday, voicing outrage at the gun and machete assaults. “On May 31, ADF simultaneously attacked displacement sites and villages near the towns of Boga […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Fear of looting grips though DR Congo’s Goma city

The fear of looting has been gripping through the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, whose inhabitants fled last week after warnings from the dreaded Mount Nyiragongo volcano could be on the verge of a catastrophic second eruption. Several cases of homes and stores being looted after the exodus have been reported, although the phenomenon seems […]

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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 Volcano: Seismic activity indicate threat of more lava burst, thousands evacuate Goma

Tens of thousands of people are trying to escape the Congolese city of Goma after authorities issued an evacuation order warning that the Mount Nyiragongo volcano could erupt again. At least 31 people have died and 30,000 were forced to flee their homes when the volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) first […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Tremors rock east DRC, raising fears of fresh eruption

Nyiragongo volcano have rocked the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the death toll from a recent eruption that left hundreds of families displaced rose to 32. Days after Africa’s most active volcano roared back into life, tremors were shaking the region every 10 to 15 minutes on Tuesday. Cracks several centimetres wide […]

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At least 15 killed in Mount Nyiragongo volcano eruption in DR Congo’s Goma city

At least 15 people were killed after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano located on the outskirts of Goma city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), authorities said. Government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said that 15 people were killed while fleeing following the explosion on May 22. Nine people were killed in a truck […]

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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 […]