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Congo ruling coalition's presidential candidate to be announced "in the coming hours"

 President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)The Democratic Republic of Congo was braced on Wednesday (August 8) for President Joseph Kabila to name the candidate to represent his ruling coalition in the presidential election in December.

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Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

June 2, 2018, a health worker checks people's temperatures as they disembark a plane at the airport in Kinshasa, Congo. Photo: Sam Mednick/AP/SIPAAn Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to spread over tens of kilometres and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursda(August 02).

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Exiled Congo opposition leader Katumbi to return home for presidential bid

Congolese opposition leader, Moise Katumbi speaks to delegates at a three-day forum in a resort hotel near Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 12, 2018. Photo:Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPACongolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi plans to return home on Friday (August 3) after two years in exile to submit his candidacy for December's presidential election, his political party's officials said on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

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CAMEROON | Cement: Ready, get set, go regional

REINNIER KAZÉ FOR TAR
Cement producers are in intense competition as Cameroon becomes a growing base for companies looking to access landlocked neighbours

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Glencore settles with Gertler over Congo royalties

Urs Flueeler/AP/SIPA Glencore has settled a mining dispute in Democratic Republic of Congo with two companies associated with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler by agreeing to pay royalties in a currency other than U.S. dollars, the company said on Friday.

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UNICEF carries out field vaccinations in Congo's Ebola hit community

 A health care worker displays an Ebola information leaflet f in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 24, 2018. Photo: John Bompengo/AP/SIPAHealth workers have been reaching communities affected by Ebola in the Democratic of Congo's Equateur Province, rolling out an experimental vaccine and raising awareness about the virus that has already killed at least 22 people and infected 30 more.

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