80 armed US troops landed Gabon, ready to cross into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to protect US citizens and embassy in wake of election violence. Troops arrived with "appropriate combat equipment and supported by military aircraft" according to WH. #DRCongo
Congo opposition, ruling coalition both claim to have won chaotic election. Follows disorderly voting day that saw many Congolese unable to vote due to an Ebola outbreak, conflict and logistical problems.
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VIDEO: Felix Tshisekedi, one of the frontrunner opposition candidates in DR Congo's presidential election, casts his vote in Kinshasa
Scores of Congo polling centers not yet open, hours after vote begins, as frustrated people walk away.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo expels EU ambassador Bart Ouvry over renewal of EU sanctions – Reuters via Congo foreign ministry
Congo protesters ransack Ebola isolation centre. 24 patients fled. 17 had already tested negative, 7 hadn't yet been tested. 3 have returned and health workers are in contact with 17 others to coordinate their return
DR Congo defers already delayed December 30 election in two volatile areas
At least 27 dead, 17 injured as bus collides with truck west of the DRC capital Kinshasa – health official
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DR Congo Air Force Antonov An-26 (9T-TAB) was destroyed when it overran the end of the runway and caught fire on landing at Beni Airport (FZNP), DR Congo with 65 soldiers on board. There were no fatalities but 39 were injured.
An An-26 with a three-man Russian crew crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a delivery of election materials.
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Multiple sources seem to confirm the identity of the Antonov An-26B (9S-AGB, msn 13402, built 1984) operated by Gomair and chartered to the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and was returning to Kinshasa from Tshikapa. Contact was lost after descending to 5,000 ft
DR Congo election panel may postpone vote for a week, says senior official
Dozens of civilians killed in inter-ethnic clashes in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo - local activist and UN source
Opposition supporter shot dead ahead of DR Congo election rally: party
Nine civilians killed in troubled Beni region of eastern DR Congo - ADF militia blamed.
17 civilians killed in suspected militant attacks in DR Congo: local mayor
Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo world's second-biggest ever with 426 cases: health ministry
UN says 7 of its peacekeepers are dead and 10 wounded in an operation against Congo rebels.
Congo health ministry is calling latest Ebola outbreak the worst in country's recorded history; about 198 killed since outbreak declared Aug. 1 amid 319 confirmed and probable cases
Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo
A deadly Ebola outbreak grows. Rebels kill civilians in the streets. And yet the arrival of voting machines in this troubled corner of Congo has some especially worried as a long-delayed presidential election promises further upheaval.
Rebels have killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including 10 children, in an overnight raid near Beni, near DR Congo's eastern border with Uganda, security sources say
Rebels attack Ebola-hit community in DR Congo, killing 13 people and abducting a dozen children - AP
Democratic Republic of Congo: 5 journalists kidnapped by police
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125 killed by new Ebola outbreak in the Congo
Around 50 people were killed and another 100 suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker collided with a vehicle in central Democratic Republic of Congo, an official says
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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
Sixteen dead in rebel attack on DR Congo village: witnesses
UN says peacekeeper killed in attack on military base in DR Congo
'Dozens' killed as military plane crashes in DR Congo - military, airport sources say