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14 May 2021
More than 20 women in the east of DR Congo say they were coerced into having sex with aid workers sent into their community to help them face an Ebola crisis. We speak to one of the investigators, Robert Flummerfelt. Also in the country, an anti-corruption coalition warns that DR Congo could lose up to $4 billion from murky mining and oil deals with sanctions-hit Israeli businessman Dan Gertler. And a grave dating back thousands of years has been discovered in Kenya, helping shed light on the cultural evolution of man.
24 Mar 2021
The longtime president of the Republic of Congo is set for another five-year term after getting over 88% of the vote. The election day was marred by the death of his main opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas.
22 Mar 2021
In a video released a day before he passed away, Republic of Congo presidential candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas addressed supporters from his hospital bed, calling on them to 'fight for change as I fight for my life'. He died on Sunday as he was being transferred to France for treatment shortly after polls closed in the presidential election in which he was the main challenger, making the video statement his last public message.
13 Mar 2021
In eastern Congo, militias killed more than 2,000 people in 2020. The many rebel groups in the volatile region have several women as members. DW met a female combatant who was a victim of violence before taking up arms.
1 Mar 2021
Health authorities in the DR Congo are trying to stop the spread of the latest Ebola outbreak. Vaccinations have already begun. But what's the situation on the ground? DW correspondent Mariel Mueller reports.
27 Feb 2021
Congo's interior ministry on Monday blamed a Hutu militia called the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which is active near where ambassador Luca Attanasio, 43 and his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, were shot. World Food Programme driver Mustapha Milambo was also killed, local officials said.
26 Feb 2021
The DRC is no stranger to violence and death. But when a foreign diplomat is killed, one expects swift answers. History tells us not to hold our breath when it comes to the DRC and the UN, writes Mimi Mefo Takambou.
17 Feb 2021
Locals were seen mourning their deaths on Monday, after at least 13 civilians and three soldiers were killed during an attack on the village of Ndalya, in Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern Ituri province, on Sunday. An army spokesperson blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s. Locals were seen wrapping the dead bodies in plastic.
28 Jan 2021
Kinshasa's parliament is expected to pass a vote of no confidence against DR Congo's prime minister. It's President Tshisekedi's latest attempt to rid himself of an onerous coalition. But his problems are far from over.
5 Jul 2020
In tonight's show, two NGOs publish a damning report suggesting mining tycoon Dan Gertler could be evading US sanctions in DR Congo. Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa say there could be a possible international money laundering scheme involved. In Cameroon, health officials urge parents to vaccinate their children against measles. A deadly outbreak of the highly contagious disease has spread to 8 of 10 regions there. And Somalia's national theatre reopens eight years after a suicide bomb attack destroyed the building.
30 Jun 2020
60 years after independence, traces of the system of exploitation and violence that Leopold II and colonial-era Belgium created still remain in DR Congo. The propensity for violence is inherited, experts say.
5 Jan 2020
The port of Pointe-Noire has been a focal point of the Republic of Congo's economy for many years. However, a fall in oil prices since 2014 has caused a crisis for local businesses, as the port bore the brunt of the country's economic crisis. at the port of Pointe-Noire.

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