After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo addresses a press conference after the G20 Compact with Africa conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany August 27, 2021. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via REUTERSKINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi has received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the government said… Continue reading After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms two Ebola cases in resurgence of major outbreak

A healthcare worker, who volunteered in the Ebola response, decontaminates his colleague after he entered the house of 85-year-old woman, suspected of dying of Ebola, in the eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra BensemraKINSHASA (Reuters) – Two people have contracted Ebola and died this week in… Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo confirms two Ebola cases in resurgence of major outbreak

Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018. Six cases have been detected, four of which have died in the city, a trading hub of 1.5 million people on… Continue reading Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

At least 15 civilians killed in eastern Congo by suspected Islamist militants

MBAU, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month. Democratic Republic of Congo’s army initiated its latest campaign, with support from U.N. peacekeepers, on… Continue reading At least 15 civilians killed in eastern Congo by suspected Islamist militants

Blockchain Firm Helps Congo Mine to Fight Against Blood Diamonds

Berlin-based blockchain company RCS Global is delivering mine-to-market technology solutions to help fight against conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Not part of a blood-stained supply chain On Oct.1, Reuters reported that government officials in the Societe Miniere de Bisunzu (SMB) mine in Congo are using blockchain technology to assure its clients that… Continue reading Blockchain Firm Helps Congo Mine to Fight Against Blood Diamonds

Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals

RUBAYA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones. With a handheld device linked to a server in the cloud,… Continue reading Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals