Tag: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Italian ambassador and a policeman travelling with him were killed after a UN convoy was attacked near the town of Kanyamahoro. The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a military policeman travelling with him have been killed in an attack on a United Nations...

DRC: Dozens killed, hundreds missing in Congo River boat | Incredible Solutions Tech

At least 60 people died after a boat carrying some 700 capsized in Mai-Ndombe province, minister for humanitarian action says. At least 60 people have died and hundreds more are missing after a boat capsized in the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to...

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi appoints Sama Lukonde Kyenge as | Incredible Solutions Tech

Kyenge, head of state mining company Gecamines, replaces Ilunga Ilunkamba who lost a vote of no confidence last month. President Felix Tshisekedi has named the head of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state mining company as the new prime minister, capping a series of political victories over...

Guinea races to trace contacts after three Ebola deaths | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Health minister says priority to conduct rapid contact-tracing after seven reported cases, including three deaths. Guinea is tracking down people who potentially came in contact with Ebola patients and will distribute vaccines as soon as it can get them, Health Minister Remy Lamah said on Monday. The West African...

DR Congo: Several killed in attacks on Lubumbashi military | Incredible Solutions Tech

Four members of security forces and one civilian killed in separatist militia attacks in the country’s second-largest city. Four members of security forces and one civilian were killed as separatist rebels attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main mining centre of Lubumbashi, the city’s...

DRC confirms third Ebola case in North Kivu province | Ebola | Incredible Solutions Tech

Case found in Butembo, epicentre of a major outbreak that was declared over last June after nearly two years. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed a third Ebola case this week in North Kivu province, provincial health minister Eugene Nzanzu Salita has said. The case was found...

DRC confirms two Ebola deaths in resurgence of outbreak | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The WHO is working with the DRC gov’t to control the outbreak, with more than 100 contacts of the deceased traced so far. A second person has died of Ebola this week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province, the health ministry and the World Health...

New Ebola case detected in eastern DRC | Ebola News | Incredible Solutions Tech

Announcement by health ministry comes nearly three months after the DRC declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak. A new case of Ebola has been identified near the city of Butembo in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country’s health ministry has announced. A woman was...

DR Congo PM Ilunga resigns after no-confidence vote | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The move enables President Tshisekedi to appoint his own PM supported by a new parliamentary majority. The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resigned, a move that will enable President Felix Tshisekedi to appoint his own prime minister supported by a new parliamentary majority. Prime...

DR Congo parliament votes to remove Prime Minister Ilunga | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Legislators pass a no-confidence vote against prime minister, collapsing the government amid power struggle. Legislators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have voted to remove Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, collapsing the government and handing President Felix Tshisekedi a chance to appoint loyalists to key ministries. Wednesday’s...

11th hour: Trump admin eased sanctions on mining magnate | Incredible Solutions Tech

In its final week in office, the Trump administration issued Dan Gertler, accused of corruption in DR Congo, a licence to resume all transactions and activities otherwise prohibited by sanctions against him. In its final week in office, former United States President Donald Trump’s administration eased sanctions against Israeli...

DR Congo lawmakers file motion of no confidence in PM Ilunga | | Incredible Solutions Tech

At least 300 out of the 500 members of the National Assembly’s lower house have signed the motion. A majority in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s lower house of parliament filed a motion of no confidence in the prime minister, a move likely to force the government’s collapse...

Dozens killed in suspected rebel attack in eastern DR Congo | | Incredible Solutions Tech

At least 46 civilians killed by suspected ADF fighters in Irumu territory, according to a regional official. At least 46 civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected rebel fighters on a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior provincial official...

Up to 25 feared drowned in Congo River barge sinking | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Six bodies recovered, 19 missing and 237 rescued after a barge, heading to Basoko, sank. Up to 25 people are feared to have died after a barge sank on the Congo River, authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) northeastern province of Tshopo said. “A barge, which...

DRC: Gunmen kill six Virunga National Park rangers | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Attack blamed on local fighters is the latest to hit large park renowned for its mountain gorillas. Gunmen have killed at least six rangers in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to authorities. There...