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Country Declared Free of Ebola Virus

[Guardian] Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its month Ebola outbreak over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the virus. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Skips Independence Parade Amid Security Fears

[Al Jazeera] Democratic Republic of Congo will not hold its annual independence day military parade on Friday because of security concerns, an adviser to President Joseph Kabila said. (AllAfrica)

Govt, DR Congo Sign Trade Deal

[Times of Zambia] Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a bilateral trade agreement to begin operations on the one-stop border post at Kasumbalesa in Chilabombwe District on the Copperbelt Province. (AllAfrica)

Trial Date Set for DR Congo General's Missing Millions

[New Era] Windhoek -A court date has been set for the criminal trial of embattled coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers, 58, and his wife Lorinda, who face charges of fraud and theft by false pretences over N$6.7 million allegedly stolen from a Congolese general who had wanted to buy property at the coast. (AllAfrica)

DRC, Migration, Jihadis - Flashpoints At African Union Addis Summit

[RFI] Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and mass migration are likely to dominate discussions as foreign ministers from the 55 African nations gather in Addis Ababa on Friday for two days of talks, ahead of the 29th summit of African leaders next week. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Musicians Rarely Provide Critique, but Continue to Provide Solace

[The Conversation Africa] The "Indépendance Cha-Cha" is one of the best-known songs in the Congolese cannon. It was composed and first performed by the father of modern popular Congolese music, Joseph Kabasele, and his band African Jazz in Brussels in January 1960 during the negotiations for Congolese independence. It proved a huge hit all over Africa in the years to come and is performed to this day. (AllAfrica)

Group Calls for Relocation of Burundian Refugee Camp of Lusenda

[Iwacu] Congolese grouped in the M'mbondo Africa Group asks the Congolese Government to relocate the refugee camp of Lusenda to more than 150 km inside the borders between Burundi and the DRC to avoid infiltration of armed groups coming from Burundi. (AllAfrica)

Govt Says No Hard Feeling Over Trump Refugees Cut

[Daily News] The government has said that it has no ill-feelings over the stance taken by the US government, to slash down the number of Congolese refugees from Tanzanian camps seeking resettlement into United States, saying it will continue providing essential services to those currently being sheltered in the country. (AllAfrica)

Govt Spends Over U.S.$6 Million On Support for DR Congo Refugees

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan government has spent so far 1.6 billion Kwanzas to assist refugees from Kassai region, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in the Angola's eastern Lunda Norte province. (AllAfrica)

UN Rights Body Votes to Investigate Kasai Killings

[Al Jazeera] The United Nations has opened an investigation into killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, though some Western countries and campaign groups say they had hoped it would have a stronger mandate. (AllAfrica)

UN Reaffirms Support for Refugees From DR Congo

[ANGOP] Luanda -The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Monday in Luanda reaffirmed through its representative to Angola, Pierrine Aylara, the support to the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based in nortern Lunda Norte province. (AllAfrica)

'Nakei Nairobi' Hit-Maker Mbilia Bel Back in Town 7 Years Later

[Nation] Congolese songstress Mbilia Bel jetted into Nairobi Monday evening to a rousing welcome at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. (AllAfrica)

DRC Immigrants Protest Against Kabila Visit

[GroundUp] A small but vocal group of Congolese immigrants protested outside the Sefako Makgatho presidential guesthouse in Pretoria, as President Jacob Zuma hosted the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila. The two leaders were meeting with their respective ministerial teams as part of a binational commission. (AllAfrica)

DRC-SA Talks - Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

[Daily Maverick] Observers and many of the Congolese diaspora in South Africa are hoping that President Jacob Zuma will tell DRC President Joseph Kabila it is time to go when they meet in Pretoria on Sunday. But this is unlikely. By PETER FABRICIUS. (AllAfrica)

Trump Acts Tough On DR Congo Refugees in Tanzania

[Daily News] US President Donald Trump has issued an "Executive Order" cutting by more than half the number of Congolese refugees from Tanzanian camps, seeking resettlement into United States this year, at a time when refugees who have spent more than 20 years in the Tanzanian camps are desperate for resettlement. (AllAfrica)

Refugee Crisis in the Eyes of a Humanitarian Worker

[Monitor] US President Donald Trump, by all recent accounts, is not that a fan of the United Nations system and so are a good number of people out there. In Trump's words, which are probably still ricocheting inside the headquarters in New York, the UN is a "club" for people to "have a good time." (AllAfrica)

Crisis Worsens As Deaths Rise & Refugees Flee

[Deutsche Welle] The UN estimates that more than 3,300 have been killed, and 1.3 million forced to flee violence since last August. Meanwhile, neighboring Angola has expelled 8,000 Congolese refugees seeking an escape from the violence. (AllAfrica)

10th Session of Bi-National Commission With Democratic Republic of Congo

[Govt of SA] Opening remarks by President Zuma, on the occasion of the 10th Session of the Bi-National Commission with the DRC, held in Pretoria (AllAfrica)

Opening Remarks At 10th Session of Bi-National Commission With DRC

[Govt of SA] Opening Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 10th Session of the Bi-National Commission with the DRC, 24 June 2017, Pretoria (AllAfrica)

SA, DRC Push for Strengthened Trade Relations

[] Pretoria -South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reaffirmed their willingness to improve and strengthen their economic relations. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Star Singer Mbilia Bel to Visit Kenya for Major Concert

[Nation] Congolese songstress Mbilia Bel is expected to arrive in the country on Monday for a much-anticipated concert that will see her perform in Nairobi and Kisumu. (AllAfrica)

SA, DRC Take Stock of Decade of Cooperation

[] Pretoria -The first decade of the South Africa-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Bi-National Commission (BNC) was largely consumed by efforts of assisting the DRC in areas of institutional capacity building, says President Jacob Zuma. (AllAfrica)

SA 'Sides' With DRC On Investigation Into Kasai Killings

[News24Wire] South Africa has chosen to side with the Democratic Republic of Congo on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province, which has seen hundreds of people killed in the past 10 months and at least 1.3 million displaced. (AllAfrica)

Nkoana-Mashabane Likens 'Pressure' On DRC to That 'Placed' On ANC

[News24Wire] International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has pledged South Africa's support to government leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the central African country is going through its "political transition". (AllAfrica)

The Case of Refugee Influx

[Monitor] Sometimes, you hear stories that leave you wondering if they are true or simply made up, in the mind of the storyteller. A friend shared with us that in a certain overpopulated country in the world, people are so desperate to find jobs that casual labour. They sit next to high rise buildings that are under construction waiting to be called to work. However, the opportunity does not often manifest, except when one of the workers falls from the high-rise and dies. (AllAfrica)

DRC's Kabila 'Still Has a Friend in SA', Says Zuma

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has made it clear that his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, still has a friend in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

UN Probes Abuses in Kasai Provinces

[UN News] The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's restive Kasai provinces. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Threaten to Disrupt Zuma, Kabila Meeting

[News24Wire] Members of the Congolese community in South Africa are threatening to disrupt a state visit by President Joseph Kabila because, they say, he is no longer legally in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

British Ambassador to the DRC At the Queen's Birthday Party 2017

[PR Newswire] London -Graham Zebedee, British Ambassador to the DRC, delivered the following speech at the Queen's Birthday Party. (AllAfrica)

The Country is Paying a Heavy Price for Autocrats At Its Helm

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will mark 57 years of independence on Friday, 30 June. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Mobutu Sese Seko's fall from power in 1997. (AllAfrica)

Congo Peacekeepers Accused of Sex Abuse to Leave CAR

[Al Jazeera] About 600 troops from Congo Republic serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse, the United Nations announced on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)