Democratic Republic of Congo
Toppled, beheaded, daubed: five controversial statues
Protests in the wake of African American George Floyd's killing by a white police officer in the United States have led to the unceremonious toppling
Eagles face Cape Verde, CAR, Liberia in 2022 World Cup qualifiers
The Super Eagles of Nigeria, six-time finalists have been drawn against Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race
First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo
The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its second deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade. The health ministry for the eastern province of North Kivu said that a preliminary batch of 11,000 doses of the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson had arrived on Friday.
Global index finds climate change driving ‘alarming’ hunger levels
Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being reversed”.
12 dead in attacks on DR Congo refugee camps
At least 12 civilians have been killed in renewed violence targeting refugee camps in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Thursday. Three separate attacks in troubled Ituri province overnight Wednesday also left three people wounded and four missing, Abel Alingi, an administrator in Djugu territory, told AFP.
DRC targets militia in 'large-scale' army operation
Democratic Republic of Congo's leader said Sunday he had ordered the army to launch a "large-scale" operation against armed groups in the restive east after the killings of scores of civilians.
Ebola Scare: FG directs all port health services to heighten surveillance
Following the lingering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the federal government has directed all Port Health Service officials and other relevant agencies at Nigeria’s points of entry to heighten surveillance and ensure that all passengers coming into the country are screened. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi,…
New year, new internet disruptions
As the New Year dawned, conveying with it promise of new things to come, an unprecedented new wave of internet shutdowns hit Africa. On the 21st December 2018, the Sudanese government ordered for restricted access to social media sites in an effort to prevent the free flow of information and communication. This was during countrywide…
UN chief sues for peace in DR Congo ahead of polls
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on political actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to work together for a free and fair elections on Sunday. Guterres, in a statement, also encouraged all Congolese citizens to seize “this historic opportunity” to participate in the consolidation of the country’s democratic institutions. The UN…
Worst recent attack on UN kills 15 peacekeepers in DRCongo
The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked...