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#Congo

# congo - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads

The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed.

# congo - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

Ebola is one of the world’s most notorious diseases, being both highly infectious and extremely lethal.

# congo - Friday 13 April, 2018

Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the crisis as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

# congo - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name'

Jenifer Williams lives in Dublin but grew up in the Congo, she described it as “a ground of no mercy”.

# congo - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

# congo - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'

Activist group Survival said “green colonialism” is not just destroying lives but also harming conservation.

# congo - Saturday 25 June, 2016

74 militia members arrested over mass rapes in DR Congo

The country’s justice minister said the group’s leader told them they had to rape very young girls to be assured of supernatural protection.

# congo - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Congo warlord jailed for 18 years over 'sadistic' rapes and murders

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed for a series of brutal rapes and murders in CAR over a decade ago.

# congo - Monday 21 March, 2016

Former DR Congo warlord found guilty of deliberate campaign of rape and murder

The International Criminal Court has convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

# congo - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Boy who was mauled by chimps to have face rebuilt in US hospital

It’s hoped the 8-year-old will once again be able to open and close his mouth, and eat and talk properly.

# congo - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The42 Two days before kicks off there's a hotel shortage at the African Cup of Nations Messy

Two days before kicks off there's a hotel shortage at the African Cup of Nations

Congo are still looking for a hotel two days before the event starts.

# congo - Saturday 15 November, 2014

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free

The country’s health minister said this does not mean they are completely out of danger.

# congo - Sunday 19 October, 2014

How a 14-year-old girl was awarded a CIA medal for fighting off burglars

Maureen Devlin was living in the Congo with her parents when the incident occurred.

# congo - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

# congo - Monday 25 August, 2014

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo

That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.

# congo - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

# congo - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From The42 Westmeath footballer Ilunga on dealing with racism in GAA and fearing for his life in Congo Next Generation

Westmeath footballer Ilunga on dealing with racism in GAA and fearing for his life in Congo

The talented teenage full-back has learned to laugh off abuse on the pitch after an incident last year.

# congo - Monday 12 May, 2014

Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photography

Kilkenny’s Richard Mosse was this evening announced as the winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

# congo - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

At least 57 dead, death toll still rising as train flies off rails in Congo swamp

The train crashed in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bodies are being being buried after being taken from the wreckage, as there is no morgue in the area….

# congo - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Gorilla conservationist shot on return from filing report on oil company

Emmanuel de Merode is a prominent conservationist in the Congo.

# congo - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Meet the Congolese native who is running for Sinn Féin in next year's election

Edmond Lukusa will represent the party in the Mulhuddart ward in Blanchardstown.

# congo - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring

Yes, Africa faces huge challenges, but it is also making remarkable progress and Ireland played its part in that, writes TD Joe Costello.

# congo - Monday 18 March, 2013

Mary Robinson appointed UN Special Envoy for African Great Lakes region

The announcement was welcomed by NGOs working in the region as well as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# congo - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend

Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.

# congo - Friday 22 February, 2013

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

# congo - Friday 4 January, 2013

DR Congo's M23 rebels arrive for peace talks DRC

DR Congo's M23 rebels arrive for peace talks

Rebels are meeting with the Congolese government in Uganda for peace talks – in a bid to end the long-running conflict that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

# congo - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Around 30 people killed in Congo plane crash

The plane skidded off the runway and crashed into houses and a bar in the Congolese capital before crashing into a ravine.

# congo - Friday 30 November, 2012

Britain suspends aid to Rwanda over DR Congo rebel support DRC

Britain suspends aid to Rwanda over DR Congo rebel support

The UK is to withhold million in aid over concerns that Rwanda is supporting of rebels country, which is in the midst of an increasingly violent conflict.

# congo - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains DRC

Congo: Violence continues, M23 rebels press forward after gains

A rebel group seeking to overthrow the Congolese government makes gains, and millions of civilians are displaced by the conflict.

# congo - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Congo warlord sentenced to jail for using child soldiers

Thomas Lubanga was found guilty of recruiting and using children and sending them to kill and be killed during fighting in the Congo.

# congo - Friday 15 June, 2012

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

# congo - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty ICC

In first verdict International Criminal Court finds Congo warlord guilty

Thomas Lubanga has been found guilty of conscripting and enlisting children to fight for him.

# congo - Sunday 4 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news stories, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

More than 200 killed in Republic of Congo blasts

A munitions depot in Brazzaville caught fire, officials have said.

# congo - Friday 27 January, 2012

From The42 Blackburn owners 'don't understand' Premier League, says Samba Window Pane

Blackburn owners 'don't understand' Premier League, says Samba

“I signed a new deal last January because Venky’s told me they had big plans. It hasn’t happened.”

# congo - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House Budget 2012 This post contains images

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House

Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.

# congo - Friday 2 December, 2011

18 people killed in Congo election, says rights group

At least 18 people have been killed and 100 seriously injured in election violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.

# congo - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Four dead after pre-election clashes in DR Congo

The election is almost certainly expected to return President Joseph Kibala to power, analysts say.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know on this Sunday morning…

# congo - Monday 19 September, 2011

36 killed in Burundi pub shooting

Armed men burst into the pub in the central African nation of Burundi, with one yelling “make sure there’s no survivors”, according to witnesses.

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