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50 dead after train derails in Congo

Congo's Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Steve Mbikayi, said the derailment happened around 3 a.m. local time (0100 GMT), near the town of Mayibaridi, and gave a provisional death toll of 50.

Sep 12, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Indian Army officer who went missing in Congo found dead in Lake Kivu

Solanki`s body was found at a distance of one kilometer from Tchegera Island. The cause of the army officer's death is yet to be ascertained. 

Sep 12, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

Indian Army officer posted with UN Peacekeeping Mission in Congo goes missing

An Army officer posted with the India contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has gone missing.

Sep 12, 2019, 11:18 AM IST

Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Two experimental drugs - an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 - will now be offered to all patients infected with the viral disease in an ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Aug 13, 2019, 17:22 PM IST

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'

Latest UN figures showed that some 650 people have died in the current outbreak, while about 12 new cases are reported every day.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:47 PM IST

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

A 5-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Congo died late on Tuesday, said Uganda`s health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, and his family were now being monitored in isolation. 

Jun 12, 2019, 22:50 PM IST

Congo's new Ebola outbreak can't be tackled by vaccines, says WHO; triggers panic

Congo declared the outbreak of new Ebola on Wednesday of which it may be impossible to use a vaccine to tackle new Ebola virus, said WHO.

Aug 03, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

Woman climbs base of Statue of Liberty to protest Donald Trump's immigration policy

An immigrant woman who scaled up the stone pedestal of the iconic Statue of Liberty to protest President Donald Trump's controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy has been arrested after a three hour-long standoff with the police amid US' Independence Day celebrations.

Jul 05, 2018, 14:00 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, February 9, 2018

Watch this segment of DNA to know about the top news of the day. Prime Minister Modi begins 3-nation visit. Watch this video for more information.

Feb 09, 2018, 22:19 PM IST

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It`s the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Nov 21, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Indian peacekeeping forces repulse frontal assault by 30-member militia in Congo

The attack on the peacekeepers' post was carried out on Friday in Lubero by the Mai Mai group which have recently been targeting Congolese Army positions.

Oct 09, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

Militants attack Congo bases in northeast, killing UN peacekeeper

Militants attacked two military bases in northeastern Congo on Monday, killing a U.N. peacekeeper and injuring a dozen others, the U.N. mission and the army said.

Oct 09, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

10 killed in northeast Congo; Ugandan rebels blamed

Authorities say at least 10 people have been killed in northeastern Congo by Ugandan rebels belonging to the group known as ADF.

Oct 09, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees: Sources

Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home, local activists and a diplomatic source said. 

Sep 16, 2017, 15:05 PM IST

Indian man kidnapped in Congo released: Sushma Swaraj

An Indian man who was abducted in Congo has been released.

Jul 18, 2017, 23:58 PM IST

Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Heavy fighting in northeastern Congo, several wounded: Residents

Exchanges of heavy weapons fire erupted in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and militia fighters, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, residents said.

Jun 22, 2017, 15:20 PM IST

Over 3,300 dead in 8 months of DR Congo unrest

The UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission had previously spoken of "more than 400 dead" while about 1.3 million people are estimated to have fled their homes in the Kasai provinces.
 

Jun 20, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Deadly Ebola cases on the rise in Congo, number goes upto 29

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier today said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths.

May 19, 2017, 18:40 PM IST

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

The UN agency said yesterday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo's northern Bas-Uele Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country before.

May 14, 2017, 09:34 AM IST