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President Félix Tshisekedi of DRC should respect human rights amid COVID-19, assist most vulnerable with food, clean water and security

The government of President Félix Tshisekedi should prioritize support for low-income communities, displaced people, and others at greatest risk as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Human Rights Watch said on...

As coronavirus spreads, Democratic Republic of Congo discharges last Ebola patient

As coronavirus spreads around the world, there are some good news coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo where the last Ebola patient has been successfully treated and sent home, according to the World Health Organization.

Félix Tshisekedi administration spending big, making less and eroding DRC international reserves, IMF raises concerns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday raised concerns over spending pressures and 'lackluster' revenue performance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), saying they have led to central bank advances to the government and...

General Electric signs preliminary $1.8 billion energy and health projects accord with the Democratic Republic of Congo

General Electric Co. has signed a preliminary agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo to develop energy and health infrastructure in the central African nation that could be worth about $1.8 billion.

DRC: One year since Tshisekedi took office, insecurity and impunity still imperil human rights – Amnesty

Amnesty International on Friday gave a bleak assessment of President Felix Tshisekedi's human rights record, asserting that despite some positive steps, insecurity and impunity continue to threaten human rights progress in the Democratic Republic of...

African Development Bank approves €8 million grant to supply electricity to DRC, Burundi and Rwanda

The African Development Bank Group has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project.The plant...

Citing “crime, civil unrest and Ebola”, Trump admin warns U.S. citizens against traveling to DRC

The Trump administration on Thursday urged U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), citing "crime, civil unrest and Ebola"."Some areas have increased risk," the U.S. Department of State...

Human Rights Watch demands justice for 500 people killed in DRC ethnic attacks

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have not brought to justice those responsible for the massacres of ethnic Banunu in Yumbi territory one year ago, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. On December 16 and 17, 2018, hundreds of ethnic Batende...

IMF approves release of $368.4 million to the Democratic Republic of the Congo under rapid credit facility

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the release of $368.4 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to enable the central African nation meet...

Experts warn climate change could increase malaria deaths in Africa

Central Africa is fighting to maintain momentum in its battle with malaria in the face of other health challenges, climate change and other threats, according to a new report.The report, issued at...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa should respect human rights in South Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch says

The South African government’s response to the unprecedented global health challenge of COVID-19 should fully respect the rights and dignity of everyone in...

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