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Kinshasa residents celebrate in Kinshasa Thursday Jan. 10, 2019, after learning that opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi had been declared the winner of the elections.
AP Photo/Jerome Delay
January 09, 2019 - 10:01 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent...
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An exhausted Congolese independent electoral commission (CENI) official rests as results are tallied for the presidential election, at a local results compilation center in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
AP Photo/Jerome Delay
January 06, 2019 - 12:30 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend's presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila's ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power. No new date for announcing the winner of the Dec. 30 election was given...
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Congolese participate in a mock voting in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni Sunday Dec. 30, 2018.
AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro
December 30, 2018 - 10:14 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — They were barred from voting in Congo's presidential election. They voted anyway. On Sunday, thousands of men and women gathered in Beni to cast paper ballots they hoped that someone, somewhere, might take seriously. Last week, the electoral commission made the surprise decision...
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Protesters set up a barricade in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni Thursday Dec. 27, 2018.
AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro
December 27, 2018 - 2:44 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's march toward Sunday's election took a nasty turn on Thursday as the government ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours after the EU prolonged sanctions against the ruling party's presidential candidate. Elsewhere, police fired live...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo.
AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE
December 03, 2018 - 5:48 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Monday it can fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo despite the withdrawal of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisting: "We can cover it." The comments by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo.
AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE
November 29, 2018 - 10:33 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday. WHO's emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, called it a "sad toll" as Congo's health...
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October 21, 2018 - 6:35 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended. "It will be very hard to stop the...
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Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo; human rights activist Nadia Murad
AP Photo/Christian Lutz, File; AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File
October 05, 2018 - 7:35 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "have made a crucial contribution to...
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This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an Ebola virion.
Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP, File
July 23, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men spreading Ebola to women via sexual transmission — the virus can survive in...
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In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya man carries two children to shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after they arrived on a boat from Myanmar.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File
June 19, 2018 - 8:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and...
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