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News from DR Congo

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Deal finalised on peaceful political transition in DR Congo
Government and opposition agree that President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections are held next year in DRC.
Read more from Al Jazeera

Kalamu river in DRC bursts its banks
DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma
At least 50 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after severe flooding in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Read more from BBC News

At least 22 killed in troubled North Kivu province
Regional official blames group led by Ugandan rebels for civilian deaths in North Kivu province near Beni over weekend.
At least 22 civilians were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province over the weekend, an official said, blaming the attacks on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group dominated by Ugandan Muslims.
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Kabila deal hangs by thread after marathon meeting
Frustration as opposition leaders and Joseph Kabila fail to reach consensus over political future of DR Congo
Hopes of a deal to end the Democratic Republic of Congo's dangerous political crisis before Christmas were fast dissipating on Saturday, after fruitless all-night talks over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power. 
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Benik Afobe is yet to make his debut for the DR Congo's Leopards
Benik Afobe named in DR Congo preliminary squad for Africa Cup of Nations
Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has been named in the DR Congo's provisional squad for January's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Read more from BBC Sport

The Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste from DR Congo
DRC's Kinshasa symphony orchestra gets global stage
Despite being ravaged by war and poverty, the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced the world's first all-black symphony orchestra, which has grown from a small group with home-made instruments to a respected international outfit.
Read more from BBC News

Ebola outbreak confirmed by DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in the north of the country has been identified as Ebola.
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Replaces DRC Lubumbashi's traffic police
Traffic cop robot installed in DR Congo's "second capital"
An "intelligent" traffic cop robot has been installed in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It comes the year after two similar solar-powered robots were set up at intersections in the capital city Kinshasa.
Read more from BBC News

The Inga III dam expected to produce 4,800 megawatts in DRC
World Bank fund to help build huge dam in DR Congo
DR Congo's prime minister has welcomed a World Bank grant of $73.1 million to support the construction of a huge hydropower project.
Read more from Associated Press

Mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC
Soco International's oil activity in DR Congo raises tricky questions for investors
Withdraw, engage or ignore? The oil company's exploration of options in Africa's oldest national park puts its investors, including Aviva and L&G, into a difficult position.
Read more from The Guardian


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