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(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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

DR Congo seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

DR Congo's government has asked its UN peacekeeping mission for help against Rwandan rebels planning operations against Rwanda from inside Congolese territory, the UN said on Wednesday.

UN chief sues for peace in DR Congo ahead of polls

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on political actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to work together for a free and fair elections on Sunday.

Strike call, protests in DR Congo after new election delay

A DR Congo opposition bloc called Thursday for a nationwide stoppage and police clashed with demonstrators in two eastern cities after upcoming elections were placed on hold in their region.

UN reports significant results against rebels in DR Congo

A joint military operation by UN and Congolese troops to rout rebel forces from their strongholds in the Ebola-hit northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has "achieved quite significant results" and is still under way, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Friday.

UN troops hurt in offensive against militia in east DR Congo

UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops have been wounded in an offensive against a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations' mission to the country said on Thursday.
Joseph Kabila

UN chief commends Joseph Kabila for plan to step down as DRC President

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has commended the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila’s decision not to stand in elections scheduled to take place on Dec. 23.

UN: Year of anti-Kabila protests in DRC leaves 47 dead

A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said on Monday.

UN chief hails ‘progress’ in DR Congo to hold long-delayed vote

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday hailed "progress" towards holding long-delayed elections in Democratic Republic of Congo but criticised the government for brutally putting down demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila.

UN condemns DR Congo violence, wants elections on Dec 23

The UN Security Council condemned violence during nationwide protests in Democratic Republic of Congo last month against President Joseph Kabila's extended rule and called on all parties on Wednesday to ensure that a long-delayed presidential election takes place on December 23.

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