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DRC’s Ebola outbreak has all the makings of a humanitarian crisis

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence

French court to rule in Koffi Olomide assault case

A French court will on Monday announce a verdict in the trial in absentia of the Congolese music star, accused of sexual assaulting his dancers

Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty

The DRC’s former president has his eye on a long-term goal — to become of member of the Class of 2034 of lifelong leaders

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power

A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm

But there are fears that Felix has been co-opted by Joseph Kabila, who controls the electoral commission

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index

Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote

The DRC's election commission ruled out Bemba running on the basis that he was "convicted by the International Criminal Court" for bribing witnesses

DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy

Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency

Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.

‘The baby fell, but I just kept running’

Refugees can flee their countries, but they can't escape the trauma of war.

First Ebola cases in DRC add to regional friction

The DRC has confirmed its first Ebola outbreak in 2014, but claims it's unrelated to the epidemic. It comes as the first UK case is also confirmed.

Congo rebels claim control of Goma as Rwanda tensions rise

Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda have claimed control of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN report shows Rwandans trained to fight in DRC

Rwandan citizens have been recruited and trained to fight in support of army mutineers in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a UN report.

Congo ex-rebels threaten AngloGold mining project

AngloGold Ashanti says its Mongbwalu gold mine in the DRC faces the obstacle of ex-fighters already mining the area who do not want to leave.

Malaria takes hold in Congo

The number of people treated for malaria in projects run by Medecins Sans Frontires (MSF) in the DRC has soared by 250% since 2009 in six provinces.

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