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Ndakasi, the viral mountain gorilla who became a selfie star in 2019, dies after prolonged illness
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Ndakasi, the viral mountain gorilla who became a selfie star in 2019, dies after prolonged illness

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Ndakasi lived, shared the heartbreaking news on social media.

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers
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Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers

The survivor harboured the virus for at least five years and then transmitted it via semen to a sex partner, researchers reported in articles published in Science and Stat. Until now, the longest the ebola virus had been known to persist in a survivor was 500 days

Mali make it to Africa Cup of Nations 2022 with win over Namibia; Tunisia also qualify after draw
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Mali make it to Africa Cup of Nations 2022 with win over Namibia; Tunisia also qualify after draw

Sekou Koita and Moussa Doumbia scored in Mali's 2-1 win over Namibia in Windhoek, which clinched an eighth consecutive appearance at the African football showcase.

Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others
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Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others

Weeks of nationwide demonstrations, in which that chanted demand has echoed in streets across the United States, have made one thing clear: The American police faces a crisis of legitimacy. And its consequences reach far beyond policing itself

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns
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India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns

China, with 1.43 billion people in 2019, and India, with 1.37 billion, have long been the two most populous countries of the world

Axel Gordh Humlesjö on perils of making Deceptive Diplomacy: 'Travelling to war-torn Congo was frightening'
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Axel Gordh Humlesjö on perils of making Deceptive Diplomacy: 'Travelling to war-torn Congo was frightening'

Axel Gordh Humlesjö won the International Emmy (Current Affairs) Award on 24 September for his documentary Deceptive Diplomacy. It probed the March 2017 executions of United Nations experts Zaida Catalán and Michael Sharp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while the duo was investigating the role of the Congolese military in civilian massacres

Army chief Bipin Rawat to take over as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, replace BS Dhanoa
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Army chief Bipin Rawat to take over as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, replace BS Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, handed over the baton to the new Chairman, General Bipin Rawat on Friday.

Amid concerns on Amazon forest fires, NASA spots blazes in central Africa; incident linked to traditional farming, say experts
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Amid concerns on Amazon forest fires, NASA spots blazes in central Africa; incident linked to traditional farming, say experts

Just like the Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin absorb tons of carbon dioxide and is referred to as the 'second green lung' of the planet after Amazon

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: As quarter-finals approach, Senegal and Algeria favourites to meet in title clash
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: As quarter-finals approach, Senegal and Algeria favourites to meet in title clash

While Senegal have a relatively easy course to the finals, Algeria must beat Ivory Coast before they meet the winner of South Africa vs Nigeria

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mohamed Salah-led Egypt reach last 16 with easy win over Democratic Republic of Congo
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Mohamed Salah-led Egypt reach last 16 with easy win over Democratic Republic of Congo

Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the Africa Cup of Nations as hosts Egypt secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least 18 dead, 12 injured in DR Congo's mining belt after truck carrying industrial acid collides with stationary bus
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At least 18 dead, 12 injured in DR Congo's mining belt after truck carrying industrial acid collides with stationary bus

Acid is widely used in mining to leach metal from rock. Road accidents are tragically common in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the main causes being poor road surfaces, excessive speed and badly-maintained vehicles

Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’
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Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

Democratic Republic of Congo votes in presidential election after two years of political turmoil
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Democratic Republic of Congo votes in presidential election after two years of political turmoil

After two years of delays, crackdowns and political turmoil, the Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Sunday in presidential elections that will determine the future of Africa's notoriously unstable giant.

Indian peacekeeper injured following attack by rebel forces in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province
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Indian peacekeeper injured following attack by rebel forces in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province

The spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the attack in Congo was carried out by "suspected" Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and a member of the Indian police unit stationed there was 'lightly wounded.'

Ebola outbreak in Congo: Toll rises to 201 in African nation; half of 291 registered cases recorded in North Kivu's Beni city
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Ebola outbreak in Congo: Toll rises to 201 in African nation; half of 291 registered cases recorded in North Kivu's Beni city

The ministry said it had recorded 201 deaths from the ebola virus, and that 291 cases have been confirmed since the outbreak began in August. About half of the cases were in Beni, a city of 800,000 people, in the North Kivu region.

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.

Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Nadia Murad's incredible journey from jihadist slave to Nobel laureate
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Nobel Peace Prize 2018: Nadia Murad's incredible journey from jihadist slave to Nobel laureate

The 25-year-old Murad once lived a quiet life in her village near the mountainous Yazidi stronghold of Sinjar in northern Iraq, close to the border with Syria.

Nobel Peace Prize: DR Congo's 'doctor miracle' Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad to share award
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Nobel Peace Prize: DR Congo's 'doctor miracle' Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad to share award

The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the award for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

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.

Ebola virus: US begins first human trials of VRC 608 antibody to examine safety, tolerability
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Ebola virus: US begins first human trials of VRC 608 antibody to examine safety, tolerability

US researchers have started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical centre said in a statement.