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Congo's health minister quits over Ebola response changes

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga resigned from his post Monday to protest the president's decision to take over management of the response to the Ebola outbreak. ...

Congo security forces to dislodge illegal miners at site

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities say that police have been deployed to a private mining concession in southeastern Congo that is a subsidiary of the Swiss-based mining company Glencore. ...

Congolese finally pay tribute to late opposition leader

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners, some of whom camped outside overnight, gathered on Friday to finally say farewell to Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son w...

Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reforms

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president. During his f...

Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO

GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Or...

In Congo, some party on eve of opposition taking presidency

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Memorial caps, vibrant T-shirts, plenty of food. The surprise win by Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has breathed new life into one neighborhood of the capital, Kinshas...

In Congo, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Congo's next president. For decades that post eluded his father, the venerated opposition politician, Etienne, who...

Congo's neighbors call for vote recount in troubled election

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instabili...

As Congo rolls toward election, voting machines a flashpoint

BENI, Congo (AP) — A deadly Ebola outbreak grows. Rebels kill civilians in the streets. And yet the arrival of voting machines in this troubled corner of Congo has some especially worried as a long-de...

Small plane crash in Congo's Kasai province kills at least 4

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese officials say a cargo plane has crashed outside Kamako city in Kasai province, killing at least four people. Local Tshikapa territory administrator J...

Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passpo...

Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups th...

Risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading 'very low'

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading is "very low" because of the remote area, a Congolese disease expert said Wednesday as medical teams arrived on the scene. ...

FIFA Council member Constant Omari arrested for corruption

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — FIFA Council member Constant Omari has been arrested on corruption charges related to his role as president of the Congolese soccer federation. Omari, who is a...

Congo election commission sets Dec. 23, 2018 date for vote

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's top election official announced Sunday that a long-awaited presidential vote would not be held until late December 2018, months later than key opposition leaders have be...