• 13 million Congolese suffer severe hunger

    13 million Congolese suffer severe hunger

    kinshasa November 5, 2018 16:32 Hot Recent News

    The number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo suffering from severe hunger has increased explosively as a result of the ongoing conflicts in the country. More than 13 million people no longer have enough to eat, compared to 7.7 million last year. Approximately 6 million children in Congo must be considered undernourished.

  • New Ebola cases in Congo

    New Ebola cases in Congo

    kinshasa October 7, 2018 02:00 Hot Recent News

    In the northeast of the Congo, five new cases of Ebola infection were registered one day. That has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health. According to the authorities, the increase is not only due to the constant danger that rebel groups form in the Beni region. The aid workers who try to stop the dreaded disease also receive insufficient cooperation from the population.

  • Chief judge excludes Bemba from elections

    Chief judge excludes Bemba from elections

    kinshasa September 3, 2018 22:32 Hot Recent News

    The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo has definitely excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba as candidate for the presidential elections in December. Reason is his condemnation by the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC) for bribery of witnesses and obstruction of justice. In June the ICC spoke to the former warlord surprisingly free of war crimes.

  • Congo approves experimental Ebola funds

    Congo approves experimental Ebola funds

    kinshasa August 22, 2018 13:32 Hot Recent News

    The Congolese authorities have given the green light for the use of four new experimental drugs against Ebola. The last outbreak of the deadly virus has so far cost the lives of dozens of people in the African country, which is about sixty times as large as the Netherlands.

  • Congo begins Monday with vaccination against Ebola

    Congo begins Monday with vaccination against Ebola

    May 20, 2018 14:27 Hot Recent News

    The vaccination program to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo starts Monday. That's what the Ministry of Health said on Sunday. There are 4000 doses of vaccine on the way to Mbandaka, where the first cases of infection in urban areas were detected last week. The dangerous virus infection struck earlier this month in a village about 70 kilometers to the south.

  • New cases of ebola in Mbandaka city

    New cases of ebola in Mbandaka city

    kinshasa May 19, 2018 06:12 Hot Recent News

    In the city of Mbandaka in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo three new cases of the infectious Ebola disease have been detected. The Ministry of Health confirms that the Ebola virus was found in the Wangata district, near the Congo River.

  • Ebola reaches big city

    Ebola reaches big city

    kinshasa May 18, 2018 04:42 Hot Recent News

    The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a new phase. The disease has reached Mbandaka, the capital of the Equateur province. In the urban area, Ebola can penetrate much faster than in rural areas, where the disease had been observed so far.

  • 'Ebola epidemic Congo is entering a new phase'

    'Ebola epidemic Congo is entering a new phase'

    kinshasa May 17, 2018 06:27 Hot Recent News

    With the discovery of a new case of the infectious Ebola disease in the city of Mbandaka in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ebola outbreak has entered a new phase. That is stated by the health minister of Congo, Oly Ilunga Kalenga.

  • Congo confirms first dead ebola

    Congo confirms first dead ebola

    kinshasa May 10, 2018 20:09 Hot Recent News

    The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo report that someone has died from Ebola. It is the first time that it is officially confirmed that someone has died due to the new outbreak of the deadly virus.

  • Ebola is back in the Congo

    Ebola is back in the Congo

    kinshasa May 8, 2018 16:48 Hot Recent News

    Two cases of highly contagious Ebola have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ten people are thought to have contracted the disease, but that is not yet certain.

  • EU releases 50 million for aid to Congo

    EU releases 50 million for aid to Congo

    brussels March 27, 2018 11:48 Hot Recent News

    The European Union is making 49.5 million euros available to combat the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the neighboring countries of Tanzania, Rwanda and Congo-Brazzaville 10.9 million is being released, mainly for assistance to Congolese refugees.

  • Dozens of deaths by train disaster Congo

    kinshasa November 12, 2017 22:00 Hot Recent News

    A train accident in the province of Lualaba in south-east of the Congo has cost a total of 34 people on Sunday. The train, which mainly transported goods and fuel but also a number of passengers, drove down and slowed down. Tank wagons with gasoline cracked open and eleven of the thirteen cars flared, according to Radio Okapi.

  • Mass graves discovered in Congo

    Mass graves discovered in Congo

    kinshasa July 12, 2017 15:57 Hot Recent News

    The UN Peace Mission has found 38 new suspected mass graves in the Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since the outbreak of an uprising in August, about eighty such graves have now been discovered.

  • Army and militia Congo killed 3300 civilians

    Army and militia Congo killed 3300 civilians

    kinshasa June 20, 2017 13:06 Hot Recent News

    In the region of Kasaï in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 3300 civilians have been killed by Congolese security forces and a military militia since October. The figure comes from the Catholic Church, which is based on its own sources in the remote area on the border with Angola.

  • 11 kill by attack on prison Congo

    11 kill by attack on prison Congo

    kinshasa June 11, 2017 19:00 Hot Recent News

    An unknown combat unit stormed a prison in Beni, northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. As a result, eleven deaths have fallen, 930 prisoners escaped. That has revealed the governor of the province of North Kivu.

  • Three thousand prisoners escaped in Congo

    Three thousand prisoners escaped in Congo

    kinshasa May 18, 2017 16:15 Hot Recent News

    Not tens of thousands, but thousands of prisoners escaped from the main prison in Congo on Wednesday. The local authorities spoke immediately after the outbreak of fifty prisoners, but according to eyewitnesses, more than 3,000 escaped, according to the BBC. The detainees could flee the complex when armed men entered prison.

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