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In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire
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In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire

Congolese artist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and four others are under trial for attempting to steal a 19th-century African funeral pole from a museum, a charge they have denied saying that they were simply trying to draw attention to the artwork's origin

WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo
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WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo

An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

Mumbai's language professionals teach English to refugees in faraway Cyprus, who struggle with rules, talking to locals
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Mumbai's language professionals teach English to refugees in faraway Cyprus, who struggle with rules, talking to locals

Most of the students attending these English lessons, which are conducted four days a week, have lived in Cyprus only for a couple of months. Many don't have their own support systems and have had to pay fines, because they cannot comprehend the government's rules and instructions, delivered in Greek and English

26 dead after plane crashes into homes in Congo's Goma; UN mission sends rescue team, fire engines
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26 dead after plane crashes into homes in Congo's Goma; UN mission sends rescue team, fire engines

The Dornier 228-200 was owned by private carrier Busy Bee and was headed to Beni, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Goma in the same province of Congo

NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires
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NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires

There are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.

Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope
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Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope

The world’s greatest forest is on fire. The Amazon rainforest is burning away at record rates, in thousands of forest fires spread over an area bigger than India.

After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasons
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After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasons

The Congo Basin forest is commonly referred to as the "second green lung" of the planet after the Amazon.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma
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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma

In June, the Ebola outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative. Even then, the expert committee advised against a declaration.

Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president; first peaceful transfer of power in Central African country's history
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Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president; first peaceful transfer of power in Central African country's history

Congo will not be a nation of "division, hate or tribalism," the new president Felix Tshisekedi declared.

Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to disease
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Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to disease

More than 37,000 people have received Ebola vaccinations, and Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs.

Congo: Seven UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in military operation against rebels; Antonio Guterres condemns killing
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Congo: Seven UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in military operation against rebels; Antonio Guterres condemns killing

The UN spokesman declined to give details of the joint operation against ADF rebels in Congo, but said it was linked to efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola.

WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far
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WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far

Aid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled this month

Around 50 people killed, 100 burnt in DR Congo after oil tanker collides with vehicle on arterial highway
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Around 50 people killed, 100 burnt in DR Congo after oil tanker collides with vehicle on arterial highway

About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo.

PIFF 2018: Documentary on Satyajit Ray's Feluda, A Thousand Kisses among films to watch on Day 5
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PIFF 2018: Documentary on Satyajit Ray's Feluda, A Thousand Kisses among films to watch on Day 5

A documentary on Ray's Feluda and Girl Fact, a short on a teenager's survival guide to sex slavery, will be screened on Day 5 of PIFF

Thirteen confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Congo; WHO warns of 'particular challenge' posed by latest outbreak
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Thirteen confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Congo; WHO warns of 'particular challenge' posed by latest outbreak

The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday.

Ebola outbreak: Congo health ministry reports 13 new cases of viral infection, three deaths in its capital Kinshasa
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Ebola outbreak: Congo health ministry reports 13 new cases of viral infection, three deaths in its capital Kinshasa

Congo has witnessed a sudden outbreak in Ebola which has already infected 13 and killed 3 people

Women's safety survey: Thomson Reuters Foundation defends its methodology as questions over 'perception poll' mount
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Women's safety survey: Thomson Reuters Foundation defends its methodology as questions over 'perception poll' mount

The Thompson Reuters Foundation's survey report titled 'The Most Dangerous Countries for Women-2018', which has adjudged India as the most unsafe country for the fairer sex, has been garnering a strong but mixed response.

World Bank reports drop in number of people living in extreme poverty in India, but worldwide figures give cause for concern
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World Bank reports drop in number of people living in extreme poverty in India, but worldwide figures give cause for concern

As per the 'Future Development' blog on poverty, India is home to the second largest population of extreme poor, behind only Nigeria & just ahead of Congo.

Thomson Reuters Foundation survey labelling India most dangerous country for women behind Pakistan, Syria is nonsense
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Thomson Reuters Foundation survey labelling India most dangerous country for women behind Pakistan, Syria is nonsense

No one disagrees that every act of violence against women is a matter of great shame for all 1.2 billion Indians. But to be labelled the world's most dangerous country for women ahead of Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Syria — according to a study by the Thomson Reuters Foundation — and all the other 193 countries in the United Nations is a load of crock.

India ranked world's most dangerous country for women in recent study; Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia complete top 4
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India ranked world's most dangerous country for women in recent study; Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia complete top 4

In the Thomson Reuters Foundation study, India was named the world's most dangerous country for women, even behind Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan and Somalia.