Posts Tagged ‘Congo’

Ebola Infections Rise In Western DR Congo; 100 Cases Recorded

An upsurge of the Ebola virus in western Democratic Republic of Congo has infected 100 people as of Friday, killing 43 of them, according to World Health Organization statistics. The latest outbreak of the virus was declared on June 1 in Mbandaka, a city of 1 million people on the River Congo, just before Congo […]

Presidency reacts on Congolese govt ejection of ambassador from residence

Congolese security operatives on Thursday brushed aside diplomatic immunity usually enjoyed by representatives of foreign governments to eject the Nigerian Ambassador to Congo, Ibim Charles, from his official residence. The ambassador’s residence is in the highbrow district of Gombe in Kinshasa, the capital city, reserved for diplomats. A video of the ejection by the Congolese […]

16 Massacred in Renewed Conflict…

A local Human rights group said that an armed group had massacred at least 16 civilians in eastern Congo. The Study Centre for the Promotion of Peace and Human Rights (CEPADHO) disclosed this on Monday in Beni, Congo. It said rebels belonging to the Ugandan Islamist group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), entered the village of […]

Buhari Urges Unity Among Nigerians, Praises Military

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called on Nigerians to build on things that unite rather than divide the country in spite of diverse cultures and religions. He gave the advice at the Inter-Denominational Church Service to mark the 2016 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. Represented by Vice President Yemi […]

Sixteen Killed, 46 Abducted

Congolese officials have said that sixteen civilians had been assassinated by an armed group in eastern Congo. They said that the discovery of the bodies on Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Buleusa was after the disappearance of 46 people in the village since Saturday. Local official, Joy Bokele, attributed the killings to the Democratic Forces for the […]

Congo Opposition Calls Off Protests

Congo’s opposition has said it will obey a ban on public demonstrations after deadly street violence, cancelling a Friday protest against a referendum that could allow the president to extend his three decades in office. The country has been rocked by protests ahead of the planned referendum on Sunday to amend the constitution to allow […]