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Republic of Congo Presidential Candidate Dies of Covid-19

Republic of Congo Presidential Candidate Dies of Covid-19

Republic of Congo Presidential Candidate Dies of Covid-19 Republic of Congo Presidential Candidate Dies of Covid-19 DAKAR, Senegal — The opposition leader was too sick to make it to his final appointments before Sunday’s election. “I am fighting death,” he said in a weak voice on Friday, removing an oxygen mask from his face to film a message addressed to …

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Italy Mourns an Ambassador and His Bodyguard, Killed in Congo

Italy Mourns an Ambassador and His Bodyguard, Killed in Congo

Italy Mourns an Ambassador and His Bodyguard, Killed in Congo Italy Mourns an Ambassador and His Bodyguard, Killed in Congo Italians on Tuesday mourned the death of Luca Attanasio, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was killed in an ambush with his bodyguard and their driver while taking part in a humanitarian convoy with the World …

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Italian Ambassador Among Three Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy in Congo

Italian Ambassador Among Three Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy in Congo

Italian Ambassador Among Three Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy in Congo Italian Ambassador Among Three Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy in Congo Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, the governor of North Kivu, said that the attack had taken place in an area where the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda had been operating for a long time, but that …

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New Ebola Outbreak Threatens in Congo

New Ebola Outbreak Threatens in Congo

New Ebola Outbreak Threatens in Congo New Ebola Outbreak Threatens in Congo KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Ebola, the deadly virus that has increasingly struck Africa in recent years, is once again threatening a violence-scarred region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, three months after the health authorities in the country declared the last outbreak vanquished. The Health Ministry …

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6 Park Rangers Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve Ambush

6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve

6 Park Rangers Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve Ambush 6 Park Rangers Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve Ambush NAIROBI, Kenya — At least six rangers have been ambushed and killed in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, park officials said, part of a wave of violence that has plagued Africa’s oldest park and continues to endanger …

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6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve

6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve

6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve 6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve NAIROBI, Kenya — At least six rangers have been ambushed and killed in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, park officials said, part of a wave of violence that has plagued Africa’s oldest park and continues …

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1,300 Escape in Congo Prison Break After an Attack Claimed by ISIS

1,300 Escape in Congo Prison Break After an Attack Claimed by ISIS

1,300 Escape in Congo Prison Break After an Attack Claimed by ISIS 1,300 Escape in Congo Prison Break After an Attack Claimed by ISIS At least 1,300 prisoners escaped from a jail in the Democratic Republic of Congo early on Tuesday, the United Nations said, after an armed assault for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility. A local official …

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W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo

W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo

W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo GENEVA — The World Health Organization, already struggling to lead a global response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been hit with potentially damaging allegations that doctors and other employees working on the agency’s response to an …

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More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed in Eastern Congo

More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed in Eastern Congo

More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed in Eastern Congo More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed in Eastern Congo KINSHASA, Congo — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. Heavy …

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Belgium’s King Sends Letter of Regret Over Colonial Past in Congo

Belgium’s King Sends Letter of Regret Over Colonial Past in Congo

Belgium’s King Sends Letter of Regret Over Colonial Past in Congo Belgium’s King Sends Letter of Regret Over Colonial Past in Congo BRUSSELS — King Philippe of Belgium on Tuesday expressed his “deepest regrets” for his country’s brutal past in a letter to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first public acknowledgment from a member of the …

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