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Democratic Republic of Congo

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, known until 1997 as Zaire, is a country located in Central Africa, with a small length of Atlantic coastline. It is the third largest country in Africa by area.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was formerly, in order, the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo-Léopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zaire (Zaïre in French). Though it is located in the Central African UN subregion, the nation is economically and regionally affiliated with Southern Africa as a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Read More

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Articles About Democratic Republic of Congo

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema
New Ebola Strain in Congo Spark Fears of Outbreak Across Africa; More Flight Cancellations Hamper Aid

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is believed to have come from a new and more dangerous strain. The alarm over Ebola continues with more flight cancellations and border closures. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, SENEGAL, KENYA, INFECTION, UNITED NATIONS

Ebola Virus Outbreak in Africa: Transmission and Symptoms
Ebola Virus Outbreak in Africa: Transmission and Symptoms

By IBTimes AU

The deadly Ebola virus is reportedly spreading in Africa again. The virus has fatality rates of up to 90%. The virus is mostly found in Central and West African regions and the spread is being controlled before it reaches other countries. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, SUDAN, INFECTION

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Levi’s Pushes for No Washing of Jeans to Save Water

By IBTimes AU

With the threat of El Nino looming over different parts of the world, popular jeans maker Levi's wants to contribute its bit to the environment, particularly water conservation efforts, by advocating its jeans need not be washed at all. (May 22)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, UNITED NATIONS

Viral Video: Most 'Sexy' Model Video Ever [Watch YouTube Clip]

By IBTimes AU

A YouTube video entitled, "The Most Important Sexy Model Video Ever," released by Save the Children USA went viral after it amassed 1.8 million views in a matter of six days. (May 12)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, DISASTERS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the Congo River near the residence of the U.S. Chief of Mission in Kinshasa
US: Syria Cannot Delay Removing Chemical Weapons

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he spoke with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday about the need to ensure that the last declared stockpile of Syria's chemical weapons is removed. (May 04)

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Actor George Clooney Withdraws from UN Peacekeeping Role

By Reuters

Academy Award winner George Clooney has stepped down as a U.N. "Messenger of Peace," the United Nations said on Monday, suggesting the newly engaged actor did not have enough time for the role promoting the world body's peacekeeping efforts. (Apr 29)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, SUDAN, LAWYER

Congo music festival stampede kills 21

By Reuters

At least 21 people were killed when a power cut caused a stampede at a crowded music festival in Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the local government said. (Apr 26)

Copper pot stills are seen at the Diageo Roseisle distillery in Scotland March 20, 2014. Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, w
Chinese Consortium MMG Buys Glencore Xstrata's Stake in Peru Las Bambas Copper Mine for AU$6.2B

By IBTimes AU

China is still definitely on the lookout for commodities. Chinese consortium MMG has just bought from Glencore Xstrata the latter's Las Bambas copper mine in Peru for AU$6.22 billion in cash. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, COPPER, INVESTMENT

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Ebola Outbreak in Africa Kills Hundred; Things to Know About Ebola Virus Disease

By IBTimes AU

Ebola virus disease (EVD) has started to spread in Africa after its outbreak earlier this year in forested areas in southeastern part of Guinea. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: SUDAN, GHANA, MALI, INFECTION

People walk in front of the entrance of the Donka Hospital, where victims of the ebola disease are being treated,
Mob Attacks Ebola Treatment Centre in Guinea, Suspected Cases Reach Mali

By Reuters

An angry crowd attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Guinea on Friday, accusing its staff of bringing the deadly disease to the town, Medecins Sans Frontieres said, as Mali identified its first suspected cases. (Apr 05)

MORE TOPICS: SENEGAL, MALI