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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, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and historically 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 107 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most-populous officially Francophone country in the world, as well as the 3rd-most populous country in Africa 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 scene of an ongoing military conflict in Kivu.

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Italy holds state funeral for Congo ambassador [Video]

Italy holds state funeral for Congo ambassador

Italy on Thursday held a state funeral for its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his bodyguard killed in an ambush that a cardinal said should prompt everyone to "hear the cry" of a..

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Italy asks UN for probe into killing of envoy in DR Congo [Video]

Italy asks UN for probe into killing of envoy in DR Congo

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Italy repatriates victims of Congo ambush 'tragedy' [Video]

Italy repatriates victims of Congo ambush 'tragedy'

Flags flew at half mast in Rome on Tuesday as Italy paid its respects to the country's envoy to Democratic Republic of Congo, his bodyguard and their driver who were killed in an ambush. David Doyle..

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DR Congo accuses Rwandan Hutu rebels of killing Italian envoy [Video]

DR Congo accuses Rwandan Hutu rebels of killing Italian envoy

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Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on UN convoy in DRC [Video]

Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on UN convoy in DRC

Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio, a policeman and their driver killed after a UN convoy was attacked in eastern DRC.

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DR Congo attack: Italian ambassador among three people killed [Video]

DR Congo attack: Italian ambassador among three people killed

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Italy's DRC ambassador killed in U.N. convoy attack [Video]

Italy's DRC ambassador killed in U.N. convoy attack

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and two others have been killed in an attempted kidnapping targeting a United Nations convoy in the east of the Central African country. David..

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo shot dead in attack on UN convoy [Video]

Italian ambassador to DR Congo shot dead in attack on UN convoy

The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed on Monday while traveling in the DRC in a UN convoy, the Foreign Ministry said.

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Italy confirms death of its ambassador to DR Congo [Video]

Italy confirms death of its ambassador to DR Congo

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Italian ambassador's body believed to be at field hospital [Video]

Italian ambassador's body believed to be at field hospital

The body of the Italian ambassador killed in a road ambush in Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have been taken to a field hospital in Goma on Monday (February 22).

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Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack [Video]

Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked [Video]

Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked

Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked.

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'Goma cheese': The rare art of cheese-making in DR Congo [Video]

'Goma cheese': The rare art of cheese-making in DR Congo

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Ashley Judd describes Congo rescue after breaking leg [Video]

Ashley Judd describes Congo rescue after breaking leg

Actress Ashley Judd is thanking rescuers in Congo after she suffered a horrific leg injury in the rainforest.

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DRC boat disaster: Rescuers struggle to reach victims' bodies [Video]

DRC boat disaster: Rescuers struggle to reach victims' bodies

The struggle to reach hundreds of bodies - believed to be trapped in a boat that capsized in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Ebola outbreaks in Africa must be stopped - White House [Video]

Ebola outbreaks in Africa must be stopped - White House

The Biden administration on Tuesday said everything possible must be done to stop Ebola outbreaks in the African nations of Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo before they become large epidemics...

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Boat sinks in DR Congo lake, at least 60 drown [Video]

Boat sinks in DR Congo lake, at least 60 drown

Several hundred more are missing after a large boat sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe in the western DRC.

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DR Congo's Tshisekedi names new PM after power struggle [Video]

DR Congo's Tshisekedi names new PM after power struggle

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DR Congo crackdown: UN warns against growing clampdown on govt critics [Video]

DR Congo crackdown: UN warns against growing clampdown on govt critics

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New Ebola case detected in eastern Congo [Video]

New Ebola case detected in eastern Congo

A new case of the Ebola virus has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the city of Butembo, and the infected person has died, the health ministry said on Sunday. Edward Baran..

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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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