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US Orders non-Emergency Staff Out of Congo Before Election

KINSHASA — The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave DemocraticRepublic of Congo a week before a presidential election that it fears could turn violent.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-12-15 14:07:52

More Than 1 Million People Without Shelter in DR Congo at Risk of Diseases

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency warns an estimated 1.5 million homeless people in Democratic Republic of Congo are destitute and vulnerable to diseases and exploitation. A UNHCR survey of seven of DR Congo's 26 provinces finds around 1.5 million people in these areas of conflict have had their home

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-12-15 13:00:52

Congo's Worst Ebola Outbreak Risks Spreading — and Women Are the Most Affected

On average, Ebola kills about half of the people it infects. Diseases like Ebola are deadlier in impoverished areas that lack access to health resources, which makes it important to rapidly mobilize resources to contain the spread to the disease. You can help by taking action here.

GLOBALCITIZEN.ORG - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Kinshasa fire, political violence spark election fears for DR Congo

As the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares for long delayed elections next week, increasing reports of violence have drawn a response from United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet.

AFRICATIMES.COM - 2018-12-14 23:23:14

UN alarmed by electoral violence and inflammatory speech in Congo

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s government must halt electoral violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country’s long-delayed Dec. 23 presidential election, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday.

REUTERS - 2018-12-14 10:29:51

Voting Equipment Goes Up In Flames In Congo's Capital As Election Approaches

Just 10 days from a momentous presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a warehouse fire in the capital has severely complicated the country's preparations. The blaze, which broke out around 2 a.m. local time Thursday, destroyed the voting equipment for 19 of Kinshasa's 24 polli

NPR - 2018-12-13 17:48:00

Dikembe Mutombo Flies 8-Year-Old Congo Child To U.S.A To Have Tumor Removed (VIDEO)

Dikembe Mutombo is a man of the people. The native Congo and NBA hall of famer continued his ongoing humanitarian efforts when he paid for an 8-year-old boy with a tumor to be flown to the United States for surgery.

TOTAL PRO SPORTS - 2018-12-13 16:45:04

'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of the Congo is set to hold long-awaited elections on Dec. 23, despite a fire that has destroyed many of the voting machines and materials meant for the capital Kinshasa.

NPR - 2018-12-13 16:10:00

Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar, a year on from deadly DR Congo attacks

A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers who died in what was the biggest

UN NEWS CENTRE - 2018-12-14 20:04:45

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Triples the Royalty Rate for Cobalt

Cobalt is a major component in the batteries that EVs use, and its increasing price could hinder EV development. Numerous automakers are predicting that electric vehicles will be the future of the industry, and have adjusted their product strategies accordingly. However, any number of factors could

THENEWSWHEEL.COM - 2018-12-14 19:58:18

DR Congo elections: ‘Excessive use of force’ in campaign must be avoided, says Bachelet

Deadly pre-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sparked by police reportedly firing live ammunition at opposition supporters, has been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

UN NEWS CENTRE - 2018-12-14 17:00:37

Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They call her the “young miracle.” A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from...

PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2018-12-15 08:00:00

Ryan Gosling, authors discuss new book on exploitation in the Congo

Actor Ryan Gosling and three other contributors to a new nonfiction book about exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo spoke at Betts Theatre Thursday about implementing positive change in the country.

GW HATCHET - 2018-12-14 11:12:55

He’s Handing Over the Presidency but Not Necessarily His Power

KINGAKATI, Democratic Republic of Congo — His favorite dish is Nile perch “à la Congolaise” prepared by a Flemish cook, on his farm in a private safari park populated by lions, rhinos and, rather incongruously, camels.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-14 13:30:53

Change or Continuity? Congo Faces Pivotal Poll

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO — After two decades under the Kabila family, voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo face what appears to be a simple choice as they go to the polls Dec. 23: Continuity, or change?

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-12-14 08:55:36

Clashes, Sanctions and a Mysterious Fire Raise Tensions Before Congo’s Elections

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. The scene did not inspire much confidence in the credibility of upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Thursday morning, residents of the Cen

WORLDPOLITICSREVIEW.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Democratic Republic of Congo Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Industry 2018 Specification, Growth Drivers, Market Analysis and Industry Key Players – Vodacom Congo; Bharti Airtel; Millicom

WiseGuyReports.com “Democratic Republic of Congo – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to its Research Database. DRC issues LTE-suitable mobile licenses. The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) was under a 30-year dictatorship between 1967 and 19

ASOFTWAREREVIEW.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Hawks Great Mutombo Seeks Israeli Partnership With Congo Hospital

Atlanta Hawks great Dikembe Mutombo spent the days after Thanksgiving in Israel on a trip aimed at bringing expertise from the country’s largest hospital to his native Democratic Republic of the Congo.

GLOBALATLANTA.COM - 2018-12-14 21:56:49

Can anyone stop Congo’s president from doing a Putin?

CONGO HAS many problems, but paying the pensions of ex-presidents has never been one of them. Since independence in 1960 all its leaders have either died horribly in office or soon after being overthrown. Patrice Lumumba, its first prime minister, was murdered after less than a year in power. Mobutu

THE ECONOMIST - 2018-12-13 15:44:21

Youngest Ebola survivor brings hope to Congo caregivers

(CNN) - The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health.

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-12-14 19:42:24