Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO aid workers offered ‘jobs for sex’ during Ebola outbreak
A woman suspected of suffering from Ebola is helped into a van by aid workers.
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WHO aid workers offered ‘jobs for sex’ during Ebola outbreak

More than 50 women allege abuse by men who said they were international aid providers
30 Sep 2020
Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines
Cobalt mining, DRC, Congo
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Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines

Apple and Google are being sued over alleged child labour in mines in Congo
20 Dec 2019
Who are Ebola’s ‘lullaby singers’?
Ebola
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Who are Ebola’s ‘lullaby singers’?

Grieving mothers and orphaned babies lend each other mutual comfort
19 Aug 2019
DR Congo elections: more than 8,000 voting machines burnt
Congolese soldier
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DR Congo elections: more than 8,000 voting machines burnt

President’s top advisor says ‘criminals’ behind massive fire just days before presidential election
14 Dec 2018
Ebola threatens city of a million people in DR Congo
Fears of a major Ebola outbreak after case discovered in transport hub of Congo River
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Ebola threatens city of a million people in DR Congo

Experimental vaccine rushed to the city of Mbandaka after confirmed case of the deadly virus
18 May 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo on verge of breakdown
DR Congo refugee
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Democratic Republic of the Congo on verge of breakdown

Spiralling violence following Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down could lead to a vast humanitarian crisis
3 Apr 2018
Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Liberia Ebola WHO
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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

World Health Organisation confirms resurgence of deadly disease one year after end of epidemic in West Africa
15 May 2017

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Apple, Samsung, and Sony accused of child labour links
Workers at a DRC cobalt mine
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Apple, Samsung, and Sony accused of child labour links

Amnesty International report claims children as young as seven are working in life-threatening conditions
19 Jan 2016
British oil firm 'paid soldiers who silenced opposition'
Virunga National Park Congo
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British oil firm 'paid soldiers who silenced opposition'

Soco International accused of paying soldiers who beat, intimidated and killed opponents of oil exploration
12 Jun 2015
Robocops brought in to direct the traffic in Kinshasa
A man walks by with a basket of bread during the official presentation ceremony of three new human-like robots
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Robocops brought in to direct the traffic in Kinshasa

'People don't respect the traffic police,' said one Congolese taxi driver. 'We should respect the robot'
5 Mar 2015
Apple to name and shame its own 'conflict mineral' suppliers
Apple Inc
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Apple to name and shame its own 'conflict mineral' suppliers

Tech industry under pressure to stop using minerals supplied by violent militias in Africa
13 Feb 2014