Brazzaville — An epidemic of Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease, which began in early June in Congo's capital Brazzaville, has spread to the neighbouring Pool region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Between 1 and 23 June, there were 7,014 cases in Brazzaville and 460 in Pool, but no deaths, according to WHO. In Pool,
A Chinese firm will invest more than 10.3 million euros (15 million dollars) over four years to exploit a forest area in northern Congo, an economy ministry said Wednesday.
Under the deal, the Chinese firm Wang Sam Resources and Trading Company Congo is to be granted a forest area of 706,452 hectares, located in Makoua more
KINSHASA, Congo – An official in northeast Congo says 19 people are believed dead after a boat capsized on Lake Albert.
Mahagi territory administrator Christophe Ikando said Monday that six people were rescued after the boat capsized overnight Friday on the lake that straddles the border between Congo and Uganda. He said 11 of the dead
The lifeless body of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire was found in the back seat of his car on June 2 in a neighborhood not far from his home in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When he was last heard from, Floribert was on his way to meet the Inspector General of Police, John Numbi, known
A group of 47 human rights bodies urged the UN Security Council Thursday to better equip its peacekeepers to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The UN mission, in its current form, is insufficiently prepared to respond to many challenges posed by ongoing violence from various groups, including in the eastern Kivu provinces, and
Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo has banned the production, import, sale and use of plastic bags in a move to fight environmental pollution in the Central African nation, government spokesperson Bienvenu Okiemy said on Thursday.
Okiemy said the government adopted a decree following a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. It prohibits the use of plastic bags
Kinshasa - A boat carrying dozens of people collided with another vessel in a channel on the Congo River, leaving at least 11 dead, according to a Democratic Republic of Congo radio report on Wednesday.
The accident on Monday was confirmed by DRC officials but they did not release a death toll, the UN-backed Radio Okapi
Around 100 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Monday on the Kasai River, a tributary of the River Congo in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said.
The vessel was carrying more than 100 passengers in the Katoka area, 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Tshikapa, a town in
Congolese children's rights activist Murhabazi Namegabe has won the $100,000 World Children's Prize.
The Stockholm-based award foundation on Tuesday cited Murhabazi's "dangerous struggle to free children forced to be child soldiers or sex slaves" in Congo.
The foundation says that since 1989, Murhabazi and his organization BVES have freed 4,000 child soldiers and
Four more bodies were found Tuesday after a plane ploughed into a residential area of a Republic of Congo city, a mayor said, raising the toll to 23 including a Russian crew of four.
The cargo plane slammed into a working-class residential area of Pointe-Noire, the Congo's economic capital and a major Atlantic port, as it
The US military knows little about the whereabouts of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi after waves of air and missile strikes in the country, a top US general said on Monday. One of the strikes demolished a building in Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, raising questions about whether he had been targeted in the raids. "I don't know much about the location
A cargo plane crashed Monday into a residential area of Pointe-Noire, the Republic of Congo's economic capital, officials and witnesses told AFP, but the number of casualties was unclear. Residents saw ambulances heading to the scene of the accident but officials would not say if anyone had been killed. "The plane crashed on landing," said National Civil Aviation Agency director
Bukavu -The tip-off led intelligence agents to an American jet loaded with half a ton of gold, a Houston diamond merchant and a car chase that produced $6.8m. But since the February 5 bust on gold smuggling in Congo, more than $5m and 90kg of the gold have disappeared, according to official and banking sources who would not speak on
Armed men raped 60 people in eastern Congo in the last 10 days, the latest in a spate of mass sexual attacks in the region, the United Nations said Friday. Charline Burton, a United Nations spokeswoman, said it was not clear who carried out the attacks in the Fizi area of South Kivu Province from Jan. 19 to Jan.
Brazzaville — The number of people killed by an outbreak of wild polio virus in the Republic of Congo has reached 200, officials said, as the second of three rounds of mass vaccination began.
"The first phase was a great success with a coverage rate of 105 percent. This rate reflects the fact that we identified
A military solution championed by Rwanda and DR Congo for restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has failed and the region risks deteriorating, the International Crisis Group warned Tuesday.
"Two years after the rapprochement between Congolese President Joseph Kabila and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, government soldiers are still battling militias for control of land and
The international Red Cross on Tuesday launched an urgent appeal for 1.1 million euros (about 1.5 million dollars) to help some four million people in the Republic of Congo, where polio has left over 120 dead.
The funds will go towards training staff to deal with the epidemic which appeared early October, as well as providing
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