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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Congo

This year
Death toll in Ugandan school terror attack hits 37
The Allied Democratic Forces are suspected of launching the attack.
What does Africa Day mean to Afro-Irish people living here today?
It’s a celebration of culture and a recognition of success, mixed with demands for better recognition and a reflection on what is happening in Sudan.
Pope Francis slams 'brutal atrocities' of conflict during Congo visit
The pontiff also appealed to those who ‘plunder, scourge and destabilise’ the turbulent region to lay down their weapons.
Pope Francis denounces 'economic colonialism' in Africa on first day of tour
‘Stop choking Africa: It is not a mine to be stripped or a terrain to be plundered,’ the pope said.
Bombing at church in Democratic Republic of Congo kills ten
The country’s communications ministry blamed the attack on a terrorist group linked to ISIS.
Last year
2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo
Peacekeepers appeared to open fire before opening a border gate, driving on and continuing to shoot while people scattered or hid.
All time
20 people found dead in Congo after Africa's most active volcano erupts
More than 170 children are still feared missing after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday night.
‘The time for plaques is over’: Leopold II statue removed in Belgium
The Belgian king’s colonial rule is estimated to have cost the lives of millions of Congolese.
Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo after being closed for hours amid latest Ebola outbreak
A third case has been detected in the border city of Goma, home to 2 million people.
WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it “welcomed” the decision.
Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.
'It would be closure for everyone': Jadotville survivors still in talks with government over bravery medals
Soldiers who were recommended to receive distinguished service medals after Jadotville in 1961 have yet to receive them.
Ebola vaccines arrive in Congo as disease spreads
The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed.
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.
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.
'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”.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo
That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.
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.
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.
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.
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….
Gorilla conservationist shot on return from filing report on oil company
Emmanuel de Merode is a prominent conservationist in the Congo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.