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Congolese President Appoints ?Sama Lukon Kyenge as PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new prime minister said the safety of the country’s citizens is among his top priorities. Following Sama Lukonde Kyenge’s appointment by President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday, he said security will be one of the prior…

Alleged CAR Militia Members Go on Trial at ICC Amid Renewed Violence at Home

A former soccer federation chief and a member of parliament pleaded not guilty Tuesday to crimes-against-humanity charges stemming from the Central African Republic’s civil war, which erupted almost a decade ago. Taking place at the International Crimi…

60 Dead, More than 200 Missing in Congo River Boating Accident

A Democratic Republic of Congo official said more than 200 people are missing after the boat they were on sank on the Congo River, claiming the lives of at least 60 people Sunday night in the country’s western Equateur province. Humanitarian Affairs Mi…

Aid Agencies Respond to New Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

The World Health Organization and other aid agencies are moving quickly to try to gain control over a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea. Guinea is one of three countries that was affected by the 2014 West African outbreak, the largest in…