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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State […]

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Africa, Congo, Corruption, healthcare, News, Prison -

The most surprising thing about the fact that Congolese hospitals detain patients who fail to pay their bills is that it's no secret.

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Africa, Congo, Denis Mukwege, News, Nobel Peace Price, Video -

Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege, 63, and Nadia Murad, 25, were jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

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@AP, Africa, Boycott, Congo, News, Politics, United Nations -

Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome.

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Congo's minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by a hemorrhagic fever that is suspected as Ebola.

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Patrice Hemery Lumumba (1925-1961) Patrice Lumumba was an African nationalist and the first legally elected […]

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People may not realize that their iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone may have been manufactured […]

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Africa, Congo, Congolese singer died, Ivory Coast, News, Papa Wemba died on stage, sapeurs, World -

Congolese singer Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. […]

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Africa, blood mineral, child labor, child miners, cobalt, Congo, News Video, slavery -

For more than 80 years U.S. companies have exploited a loophole in the ban on […]

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Africa, Congo, creation myths, egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, List, Nigeria, north africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe -

The Yoruba of Nigeria In the beginning, all that existed were the water, land and […]

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The Golden Age Greece had Pericles. England had Queen Elizabeth I. And the Kingdom of […]

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African Union, Central African Republic, Congo, Joseph Kony, Kony, Kony 2012, News, Rodney Muhumuza, South Sudan, The Associated Press, Uganda, United Nations -

The head of a planned African Union force to hunt warlord Joseph Kony said on Wednesday that he can't start his task because he doesn't have troops, equipment or the necessary funding.

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Africa, Child Soldiers, Congo, Congolese warlord, International Criminal Court, News, The Hague, Thomas Lubanga, Union of Congolese Patriots -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in prison on Tuesday, a watershed moment for the 10-year-old tribunal and a potential landmark in the struggle to protect children during wartime.

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