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Aug 29, 2019
NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's firesThere are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.
Aug 28, 2019
Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scopeThe 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.
Aug 27, 2019
After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasonsThe Congo Basin forest is commonly referred to as the "second green lung" of the planet after the Amazon.
Jul 18, 2019
WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of GomaIn 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.
Jan 25, 2019
Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president; first peaceful transfer of power in Central African country's historyCongo will not be a nation of "division, hate or tribalism," the new president Felix Tshisekedi declared.
Nov 30, 2018
Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to diseaseMore 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.
Nov 16, 2018
Congo: Seven UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in military operation against rebels; Antonio Guterres condemns killingThe 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.
Oct 16, 2018
WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so farAid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled this month
Oct 06, 2018
Around 50 people killed, 100 burnt in DR Congo after oil tanker collides with vehicle on arterial highwayAbout 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.
Sep 29, 2018
PIFF 2018: Documentary on Satyajit Ray's Feluda, A Thousand Kisses among films to watch on Day 5A 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