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Afcon: Superstar Salah seeks first goal

Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when hosts Egypt face the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group A on Wednesday.
Patrick Kaddu of Uganda celebrates scoring against DR Congo at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo- Gavin Barker-BackpagePix

Uganda end 41-year wait for AFCON victory

Uganda ended a 41-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations victory when they upset the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 Saturday in a Group A match in Cairo.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP on Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nigeria’s Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic

Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo’s oil ministry said.
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 9

In Pictures: DR Congo veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi laid to rest

More than two years after his death in Brussels, Etienne Tshisekedi's body was repatriated to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was finally laid to rest in the land of his ancestors.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 a health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – Photographers for Agence France-Presse scooped up four nominations on February 20, 2019 in the prestigious 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April. Kinshasa-based shooter John Wessels bagged two nominations in the General News – Singles category for including a picture taken of a Congolese health worker waiting for a suspected Ebola patient. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Ebola centre attacker killed in DR Congo

Police and soldiers repelled an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing one assailant, a government official said on Monday.
Félix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi struggles with security issues in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.

Appeal court upholds Congolese’s conviction for money laundering, forfeiture of $551,225 to federal government

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, Tuesday affirmed the conviction of a Congolese, Kutumisana Mbutu Blaise, and forfeiture of $551,225 to the federal government over money laundering.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Ebola toll tops 700 in DR Congo

Some 100 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo over the past three weeks, taking the overall death toll in the latest outbreak past 700, according to health ministry data.
Simaro Massiya Lutumba

Congolese musician Simaro Massiya Lutumba dies in Paris

Legendary Congolese musician Simaro Massiya Lutumba died early Saturday at a hospital in Paris, France.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has exceeded 1,000, the country’s health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country.
Franck Diongo

Congolese opposition figure released from prison

Congolese opposition figure Franck Diongo received a rousing welcome as he was freed from the Makala prison on Saturday. It’s his first taste of freedom draped in the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rangers International Team- face elimination in CAF Confederation Cup along with defending champions Raja Casablanca

Raja Casablanca, Enugu Rangers face elimination in CAF Confed Cup

CAF Confederation Cup defending champions Raja Casablanca are facing elimination unless they win a tricky match in Congo Brazzaville and get help from fellow Moroccans Renaissance Berkane.
Nigerians in Russia

World Cup: Stranded Nigerians, others face deportation from Russia

In a cramped apartment on the outskirts of Moscow, Lamin has little more than the clothes and the Bible he brought with him when he came to Russia on a temporary World Cup visa last summer.

US bans DR Congo election chief, top judge over vote conduct

The United States said Friday it will refuse visas to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s election chief and top judge on charges that they undermined long-awaited presidential polls.
Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi (right) walks off the podium with outgoing President Joseph Kabila after he was officially handed over the instruments of power in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019. PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA | AFP

DRC president meets Kabila over coalition government talks

President of the Democratic Republic of congo, DRC, Félix Tshisekedi, met his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, over the weekend for talks aimed at the formation of a coalition government following the December 30, 2018 elections.

MSF suspends work in part of eastern DR Congo

Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it had suspended non-essential work in part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after gunmen abducted two of its local staff there earlier this month.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Ibadan court orders counselling for 14-year-old hemp dealer

Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday recommended a 14-year-old drug dealer, Samuel Ayoade, for counseling by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State.
Mallam Ali Abare

Nasarawa governor appoints former People’s Daily editor as media aide

Nasarawa State Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule, has appointed former political editor of People’s Daily, Mallam Ali Abare, as his Special Assistant on Media.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon: Nigeria players protest unpaid bonuses ahead of Guinea game

Nigeria’s preparation for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tie with Guinea suffered a setback as a bonus row took centre stage.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: He who laughs last, laughs best – Atiku Abubakar

Ibe states further “Our response is to plead vindication of our case that not only did Atiku Abubakar win the February 23, 2019 elections, but that the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari lacks executive temperament and capacity as we will now establish.”
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Forum: Inec server controversy meant to destroy integrity of electoral process

The Forum, however, passed a vote of confidence on the electoral management body for conducting a hitch-free election despite the challenges it faced which they said include sabotage and the non-signing into law of a legal instrument for the election.