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Thirteen killed in jailbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
Thirteen people were killed in a jailbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, the head of the prison said Saturday.
Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola
An international group of public health experts called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in the vast central African country’s first transfer of power through an election in 59 years of independence.
Nearly 900 killed in Congo in mid-December: UN
Credible reports suggest that at least 890 people were killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in mid-December, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.
Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidential election
Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of a disorganized and contentious presidential election held on December 30.
Landslide in DR Congo leaves 5 dead
Four women and a child have died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources say.
In presidential election, Congo seeks first democratic transfer of power
In his 74 years, Congolese historian Isidore Ndaywel has lived through independence from Belgium, two coups d’etat, multiple civil wars and three changes to the country’s name.
UN urges Congo to halt violence before long-delayed election
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged the Congolese authorities to halt violence after the government said it was stepping up security for the long-delayed presidential elections scheduled for December 23.
Financier of Islamic State paid money to rebel group in eastern Congo: report
An Islamist rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo received money from a financier linked to Islamic State, suggesting tentative ties between the Congo insurgents and other jihadists in Africa and beyond, a report said on Thursday.
UN concerned about fighting in eastern DR Congo
The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern DR Congo, warning that violence, which is unfolding alongside an Ebola outbreak, could hamper next month's elections.
Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation’s history
Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the Health Ministry said.
DR Congo Ebola death toll rises to 164
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 164 lives, according to health authorities.
WHO extremely concerned about Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.
Dozen civilians killed in DR Congo rebel attack
Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP on Sunday.
Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo
When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord.

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