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Rwanda, DR Congo Sign Deal to Protect Biodiversity

[New Times] Rwanda and DR Congo have signed an agreement aimed at monitoring safe exploitation of methane gas and protection of biodiversity in Lake Kivu. (AllAfrica)

The DRC Is On the Road to Being Ebola Free - How It Got Here

[The Conversation Africa] At the beginning of March the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that the last Ebola patient had been discharged from a treatment centre. The country has been in the grip of an Ebola outbreak since August 2018. More than 3,300 cases were confirmed and 2,264 people died. The last case was reported on February 17th. Now the countdown towards declaring the end of the world's second largest Ebola outbreak begins. The World Health Organisation has put a time line of 42 days on this. (AllAfrica)

Last Ebola Patient Discharged

[WHO] Brazzaville/Goma -The last Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discharged today from a treatment centre in the north-eastern town of Beni. With no more confirmed cases, a 42-day countdown to declaring the end of the world's second-deadliest Ebola epidemic began on 2 March. (AllAfrica)

Investors Explore Investment Opportunities in DRC

[Daily News] A STRONG trade-cum-investment TPSF-led delegation is set to leave on Friday for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to explore trade and investment opportunities in a three-day tour which ends on March 8, 2020, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation Chairperson, Ms Angelina Ngalula, announced in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Reducing Ebola Risk Through Voluntary Isolation

[WHO] Beni -In the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, in the city of Beni in North Kivu, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Democratic of the Republic of the Congo's Health Ministry adopted a strategy once used during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to simplify vital work of monitoring contacts of patients. (AllAfrica)

Work in Progress for Africa's Remaining Conflict Hotspots

[Africa Renewal] Insecurity persists in the DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Mali and Libya (AllAfrica)

Congolese Army Captures Another Anti-Rwanda Militia Leader

[New Times] Congolese army, FARDC, which has been battling various illegally armed militias in the vast country's east captured another Rwandan militia commander, 'Col' Marc Nizeyimana, alias Marc Masambaka, according to latest reports. (AllAfrica)

How Learning to Talk the Talk Is Saving Lives

[WHO] Goma -Guinean anthropologist, David Niabalamou is so passionate about his job engaging with communities affected by Ebola that he's learned two new languages in twelve months, earning him the affectionate nickname, David the Local, from colleagues. Having worked on the Ebola response in his native Guinea from 2014 to 2016, Niabalamou was keenly aware that language is key to earning people's trust. (AllAfrica)

With Ebola On the Wane, UN Agencies Prepare to Combat Coronavirus

[UN News] After more than a year of battling an Ebola virus outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people, UN officials are "cautiously optimistic" that the epidemic in the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will soon be history as the country gears up to face the emerging threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Refugee Killed in Dowa, 3 Others Get Serious Injuries

[Nyasa Times] Unknown people have killed a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who was staying at Dzaleka refugee camp in the district. (AllAfrica)

Busingye Tips Former Anti-Rwanda Militias on Nation Rebuilding

[New Times] The Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye has urged former anti-Rwanda militias who were repatriated from DR Congo to join other Rwandans towards building their country and sustaining the gains made over the last 26 years. (AllAfrica)

WHO Warns It is Running Out of Money to Tackle Ebola Epidemic in DRC

[VOA] The World Health Organization is urgently appealing for $40 million to salvage its operation to bring the Ebola epidemic to an end in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Working With Communities to End Ebola

[WHO] "In some places they threw stones at us, but in others community leaders became engaged and fought alongside us for the survival of their people," says Dr Freddy Banza, an epidemiologist and public health specialist with World Health Organization (WHO). (AllAfrica)

DRC Welcomes General Electric Infrastructure Agreement

[The Exchange] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ) and General Electric (GE) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in infrastructure projects that will see the increase in health modernisation programmes and the supply of electric energy. (AllAfrica)

Subsidized Grain Being Smuggled to DR Congo

[263Chat] Shocking revelations of alleged smuggling of government's subsidized grain into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by organized cartels in the local milling industry have emerged, 263Chat Business can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Angola and UNHCR to Create Refugee Database

[ANGOP] Dundo -The Angolan authorities and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will survey the actual number of refugees sheltered in the eastern Lunda Norte Province, in order to create a database to better control them, the secretary of State for Social Action, Lúcio do Amaral, said last Saturday. (AllAfrica)

The Forgotten People of Ituri Fleeing Violence

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Hundreds of Thousands of People Uprooted By Conflict in Ituri Urgently Need Assistance

[MSF] "I live in the Tse Lowi [camp] with my son and six grandchildren. In February, it will be two years since we had to flee our village," said Yvonne, in front of the straw hut where she now stays. (AllAfrica)

Ebola Outbreak Still an International Public Health Concern

[UN News] The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Republic of Congo Steps Up Polio Vaccination in Border Region

[WHO] Republic of Congo steps up polio vaccination in border region (AllAfrica)

4G Drives Uptick in Date Use and New Planned Fibre Connections Will Drive Further Growth

[Balancing Act] London -Big developments are afoot in DRC that will transform the country's connectivity. Nothing moves quickly but the new Government seems to be slightly more focused than its predecessor. Russell Southwood looks at the connectivity proposals and the state of the digital market. (AllAfrica)

Women & Girls Up Front - the Humanitarian Response

[IPS] Geneva / Johannesburg / Kinshasa -Eleven-year-old "Anne" went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story. (AllAfrica)

Four-Party Summit Directs Release of "Prisoners"

[ANGOP] Luanda -The four-party summit (Angola, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda) recommended on Sunday the release of national citizens of Uganda and Rwanda, duly identified and included in the lists exchanged for this purpose. (AllAfrica)

The First-Ever Female Pakistani UN Peacekeeping Team Receives UN Medals

[Monusco] The first ever Pakistani Female Engagement team in any United Nations (UN) mission around the world received UN medals for serving in the Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). (AllAfrica)

ICC Jails Congo Warlord Bosco 'Terminator' Ntaganda for 30 Years

[Deutsche Welle] Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, also known as the "Terminator" will spend 30 years in prison after being sentenced for war crimes. Ntaganda turned himself in 2013, and his time in detention will be deducted. (AllAfrica)

Warlord Gets 30 Years

[HRW] Bosco Ntaganda, whose armed groups terrorized the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, was sentenced by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on November 7, 2019, to 30 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ntaganda's name still send chills across Congo, as he is remembered by his victims for his ruthlessness. Deputy Africa Director Ida Sawyer documented his abuses -- including massacres, sexual slavery, and using child soldiers -- for many years as a Human Rights Wa (AllAfrica)

Why South Africa's Parliament Must Cut Off Funding to Grand Inga Dam Project

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The South African parliament has heard a submission from two leading civil society organisations, calling for them to play their oversight role and stop government funding to the Grand Inga Dam Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yunus Carrim, chairperson of the Select Committee on Finance, said that he was "embarrassed" that it was the first time the issue of the project's feasibility and risks to the South African economy was ever brought to Parliament, and that the committee would put the (AllAfrica)

Delivery of Ntaganda Sentence Scheduled for November 7

[International Justice Monitor] Delivery of the sentence for former Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda has been scheduled for November 7, 2019, according to an order by the International Criminal Court (ICC) chamber that tried him. The sentence will be delivered in open court at 10:00 local time in The Hague. (AllAfrica)

Military Contractor Deaths Raise Questions About Russia's Security Presence in Africa

[VOA] The deaths in northern Mozambique of military contractors employed by a Russian firm are raising new questions about Russia's security presence in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Radio Host Who Fought Ebola 'Savagely Murdered'

[Deutsche Welle] A journalist involved in the fight against the Ebola virus in Congo has been stabbed to death. Health experts blame violence and distrust in some areas for worsening the spread of the deadly disease. (AllAfrica)

Kanda Bongo Man, Mbilia Bel to Rock Koroga Festival at Bomas

[Nairobi News] The millennial they might not have any idea why the name Kanda Bongo Man was on the lips of many Kenyan in the 1990s. (AllAfrica)