At least 50 people killed after gold mine collapses in Congo

At least 50 people killed after gold mine collapses in Congo

At least 50 people have been killed after a gold mine collapsed in east Congo. The artisanal gold mine collapsed near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday afternoon, a local mining NGO said. The incident reportedly happened following heavy…

Overfishing in Congo threatens endangered sharks: Report

Overfishing in Congo threatens endangered sharks: Report

DAKAR — Each day, fishmongers in Congo Republic pile up hundreds of dead sharks on the shore and begin lopping off fins and bartering over hammerheads and other endangered species. The bustling seaside business could be jeopardizing the marine environment in the Gulf of Guinea,…

Congo announces end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest on record

Congo announces end of Ebola outbreak in east, second deadliest on record

KINSHASA — The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued on the other side of the country. Despite effective vaccines…

Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of Equateur, and 11 of those infected have died, medical authorities said on Monday. The authorities had reported 12…

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