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Blasts rock Republic of Congo


Blasts rocked the capital of the Republic of Congo on Sunday after a weapons depot caught fire, officials said, killing at least 206 people and forcing thousands to flee.

A morgue in Brazzaville too

7 killed in Congo music festival stampede

Seven people died and 30 were injured in a weekend stampede during a music festival held in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, authorities said.

48 women raped every hour in Congo, study finds

The African nation of Congo has been called the worst place on earth to be a woman. A new study released on Wednesday shows that it's even worse than previously thought: 1,152 women are raped every da

More than 1,100 rapes daily in DRCongo: study

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More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study concluded Wednesday.


Congo rape toll rises to 50

Nairobi/Geneva: The number of women raped in an apparent revenge attack for the death of a Congolese soldier has risen to 50, according to the United Nations.

The United Nations Office for the Coordi

Crocodile causes Congo plane crash


A crocodile has caused a private plane to crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

When asked what happened, the sole survivor of the tragedy explained that the crocodile had escaped from a fellow

Congo: 70 dead, 200 missing in 2 boat capsizes

Two boats capsized over the weekend in separate incidents on Congo's vast rivers, leaving 70 people dead and 200 others feared dead, and both vessels were heavily loaded and operating with few safety

More than 150 women raped in Congolese village, says UN

More than 150 women have been raped by rebels in a remote area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an aid agency and the UN said.

A Rwandan rebel group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation

India gives $42 million credit for Congo power project

The Export Import Bank of India has approved a $42 million line of credit from the Indian government to the Democratic Republic of Congo for building a hydro-electric plant in this central African cou

Lt. Gen. Prakash to head UN peacekeeping force in Congo

Lieutenant General Chander Prakash has been appointed the Force Commander for the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) by United Nations chief, Mr Ban Ki-moon. Lt Gen Pr

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