Democratic Republic Of The Congo News

UN Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania | UN | A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers who died in what was the biggest single loss of ‘blue helmets’ in recent history.

The Independent , Uganda Dec 15, 2018

Rising insecurity in C.Africa threatens wider region, Security Council told

Founded in 1983, ECCAS includes Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo and São Tomé and Príncipe as its members.

The Independent , Uganda Dec 15, 2018

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo have confirmed.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 14, 2018

Our country of supreme evil | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

Patrice Lumumba (1925-61), Congolese statesman and first prime minister of Democratic Republic Of The Congo (now Zaire – 1960) was assassinated in 1961 mainly on account of his anti-colonial steadfastness – which spoke volumes of the loveliness of the colour of Africa’s courage and its rising sun.

The Guardian , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

Fears Ebola virus will spread from DRC Congo into other African nations

Hundreds of health workers in South Sudan will be given Ebola vaccinations amid fears the virus will spread from the Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

The Star , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

INSURGENCY: Malnutrition threatens future of children in N/E Nigeria

The 2018 Goal Keepers Report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, notes that by 2050, more than 40 per cent of the extremely poor people in the world would be living in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Dec 10, 2018

Ugandans win $175,000 in BMCE Bank of Africa Entrepreneurship Awards

$ 100,000 Awa Caba – Senegal: Sooretul , Start Up Promotion and distribution of small agro-industrial products through an e-commerce platform Ronald Hakiza – Uganda: Ugabus , Start Up Booking bus tickets online by mobile app or website Lincoln Winimi Peedah – Ghana: Neat Eco-Feeds , Prototype Transformation of residual values ​​collected from slaughterhouses into animal feed Hend Riad – Egypt: Reform Studios , Start Up Creation of haute couture and durable home goods from recycled Plastex material $ 50,000 Kevin Miengan Cedric Sesse – Ivory Coast: My Artisan , Start Up Connecting informal sector craftsmen and middle-class clients through an online portal SPORT CATEGORY AWARD $ 150,000 Nangado Kauluma – Namibia: PerfectFit , Start Up Virtual platform with fitness classes accessible via the web and mobile $ 75,000 Ibrahim Musisi – Uganda: Sukuma Dance Fitness , Start Up Dance classes taught on the basis of African music Aderoju Ope-Ajayi – Nigeria: Dolphin Aquatic Center , Start Up Learning Center for Swimming and Rescue Techniques for Women and Children PRIZES “HIGH POTENTIAL PROJECTS” $ 25,000 Ama Dadson – Ghana: AkooBooks Audio , Start Up Transformation of African literature into mobile audio books Anass El Hilal – Morocco: Medtrucks , Prototype Mobile unit that provides medical care in rural areas Divine Arnaud Kouebatouka – Congo Brazzaville: Green Tech Africa , Prototype Transformation of invasive water hyacinth into natural absorbents for industrial cleaning Christian Songwa – Democratic Republic Of The Congo: Ndunda Aquaponics , Project Idea Aquaponic Farm for Fish Farming and Vegetable Production

The Independent , Uganda Dec 10, 2018

New Ebola drug tried in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC).

The Independent , Uganda Dec 10, 2018

Anti-govt rapper abducted as DR Congo vote tensions rise

Joseph Kabila Kabange is the President of the Democratic Republic Of The Congo CRIME DRC - A rapper critical of President Joseph Kabila was abducted in the eastern DR Congo overnight, his father said Sunday amid rising tensions two weeks ahead of landmark elections.

New Vision , Uganda Dec 10, 2018

DRC's Joseph Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023

Joseph Kabila, the outgoing president of the Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC), has said he plans to stay in politics and does not rule out running again for the top job in 2023.

Al Jazeera , Africa Dec 9, 2018