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11 human rights organizations warn thousands of DR Congo mine workers at risk of contracting COVID-19

Multinational copper and cobalt mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo should take immediate steps to protect the rights of thousands of Congolese workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of 11 international and Congolese human rights groups said...

No link between two ongoing Ebola outbreaks in DR Congo

New genetic sequence analysis by the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) has found that the newly-identified Ebola virus circulating in the Equateur Province in western DRC is different from...

Human Rights Watch condemns bloody crackdown on a political and religious group in DR Congo

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo repeatedly used excessive lethal force against a separatist religious movement in April 2020, killing at least 55 people and wounding scores more, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The government crackdown...

DRC gets $363.27 million from IMF to tackle COVID-19 economic turbulence

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is getting $363.27 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to COVID-19 economic turbulence. The loan money was approved by the IMF board...

DR Congo’s overcrowded prisons on brink of COVID-19 catastrophe

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s overcrowded and unsanitary prisons are at grave risk of COVID-19 outbreaks that threaten the health and lives of detainees, guards, and the broader population, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed on Friday in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we...

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.

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Buhari signs new appropriation act into law, explains why Nigeria needed to borrow more money amid COVID-19 pandemic and fall of oil prices

President Muhammadu Buhari made the remarks at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and...

African Development Bank forecasts economic tumult for West Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19. Growth to shrink by 2 percent

Economic growth in West Africa, which was poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, following growth of 3.6 percent in...

Buhari signs new appropriation act into law, explains why Nigeria needed to borrow more money amid COVID-19 pandemic and fall of oil prices

President Muhammadu Buhari made the remarks at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020.

Charles Lufumpa: How African countries can respond to COVID-19, reopen economies and accelerate recovery

Charles Lufumpa, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management speaks on the...

Additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty and continent could lose up to $189 billion of GDP in 2020 amid COVID-19...

The African Development Bank on Tuesday projected that an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty as the...

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