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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Country in Central Africa
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DROC, the DRC, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and formerly Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of around 105 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country in the world, as well as the third-most populous country in Africa and the 14th-most populous country in the world. It is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, African Union, and COMESA. Since 2015, the Eastern DR Congo has been the site of an ongoing military conflict in Kivu. The capital and largest city is Kinshasa.

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Rebels kill more than a dozen in roadside attack in eastern DRC [Video]

Rebels kill more than a dozen in roadside attack in eastern DRC

At least 16 people were killed and eight injured in an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels, the military said.

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UN calls for urgent help for victims of DRC conflict [Video]

UN calls for urgent help for victims of DRC conflict

Rebel attacks and an onslaught of violence have displaced nearly 20,000 people.

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1rst kamikaze attack inside a Catholic church in DR Congo city of Beni [Video]

1rst kamikaze attack inside a Catholic church in DR Congo city of Beni

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 05:19Published
Coronavirus pandemic: Delta variant cases reported in RD Congo [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Delta variant cases reported in RD Congo

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DR Congo eastern conflict: Dozens of militia fighters surrender [Video]

DR Congo eastern conflict: Dozens of militia fighters surrender

Numerous of fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo surrender their weapons - leading to hopes that many more will follow.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published
Many displaced after DR Congo volcano eruption still stuck in town of Sake [Video]

Many displaced after DR Congo volcano eruption still stuck in town of Sake

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:18Published
Experts take the pulse of DR Congo's Nyiragongo volcano [Video]

Experts take the pulse of DR Congo's Nyiragongo volcano

Four experts take the trail to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, whose volcano erupted on May 22, spewing rivers of lava and forcing the evacuation of Goma.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published
CNN10 - 5/25/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 5/25/21

Russia builds up its military in the Arctic, a volcano erupts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a census takes stock of an African natural resource.

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Thousands still displaced after DR Congo volcanic eruption [Video]

Thousands still displaced after DR Congo volcanic eruption

People are living in makeshift camps where aid agencies say the risk of malaria and cholera is rising fast, after the disaster destroyed their homes last month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:57Published
DR Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city [Video]

DR Congo to begin phased return of residents to volcano-hit city

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:22Published
ADF rebels killed 57 civilians in DR Congo’s Ituri region: UN [Video]

ADF rebels killed 57 civilians in DR Congo’s Ituri region: UN

ADF rebels killed 57 civilians in DR Congo’s Ituri region: UN

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published
Hundreds of children missing after DR Congo volcano eruption [Video]

Hundreds of children missing after DR Congo volcano eruption

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo hundreds of children are still missing after being separated from families fleeing a volcano eruption

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

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At least 15 dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after volcanic eruption in DR Congo

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At least 15 people are dead and more than 500 homes destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The timely information by Indian peacekeepers, also known as blue helmets since they serve under UN, helped in bringing orderly civilian evacuation.
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DR Congo city of Goma empties as thousands flee erupting volcano

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DR Congo's Mount Nyiragongo has erupted for the first time in nearly two decades.
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The UK has halted all its funding for Oxfam over allegations of sexual misconduct against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Oxfam suspends two staff over new sexual exploitation and bullying claims

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Oxfam has suspended two staff members in the Democratic Republic of Congo over allegations of sexual exploitation and bullying.
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Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed after convoy attacked during kidnap attempt

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Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attempted kidnapping, the United Nations has said.
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Congo mining provinces impose new COVID-19 lockdowns

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Congo says it will launch a tender for a new passport maker after Semlex talks fail

The Democratic Republic of Congo will tender for a new passport-maker after talks with Brussels-based manufacturer Semlex fell through, the country's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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Congo probing 'violent death' of judge in landmark graft trial

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Judge in landmark Congo graft trial died violent death, says minister

The high court judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president's chief of staff in Democratic Republic of Congo died a violent death from blows to the head, the justice minister said on..
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Dozens missing after boat capsizes on Congo side of Lake Kivu

Dozens of people were missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and a civil society leader said on Tuesday.
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World Bank approves $1 billion for health, education in Congo

The World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved $1 billion in funding for Democratic Republic of Congo's education and health systems that have been weakened by years of under-funding, conflict and..
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Congo's gold being smuggled out by the tonne, U.N. report finds

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Veteran Congo politician Pierre Lumbi dies from coronavirus

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Leopold not to blame for Congo abuse, Belgian king's brother says

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The World Health Organization hopes to work "side by side" with the United States to contain an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, its chief said on Wednesday, despite their differences over the new..
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Up to 12 infected in Congo's new Ebola outbreak: WHO

Up to 12 people have been found infected with Ebola in a new outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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U.N. warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo

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Judge in graft trial of Congo president's chief of staff dies

The high court magistrate overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the Congo president's chief of staff died of a heart attack overnight in the capital Kinshasa, police said on Wednesday, ruling out..
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Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern Congo

Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a village in northeastern Congo on Monday, a local civil society leader and a monitoring organisation said, the latest..
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New hotline helps families survive abuse in Congo

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U.N. prosecutor: remains of Rwandan war crimes suspect found in Congo

The remains of a fugitive major suspect in Rwanda's 1994 genocide have been identified in a grave in the Republic of the Congo, a United Nations war crimes prosecutor said on Friday.
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