After Eruption, Residents in Congo Struggle to Find Food and Shelter

Mount Nyiragongo exploded on May 22, leaving hundreds of thousands of displaced people amid threats of new disasters.

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Goma, Congo, Is Partly Evacuated Due to Volcano Eruption Fears [Video]

Days after a deadly eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo, the threat of another eruption forced the evacuation of much of the city of Goma.

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Lava From Erupting Volcano Halts Outside City in Congo

After a night of panic and chaos that caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, officials in Goma cautiously declared the emergency over.

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Volcanic Eruption in Congo Causes Panic in City of 2 Million

There was no immediate word on any casualties, but witnesses said that lava from Mount Nyiragongo already had engulfed one highway that connects Goma with a nearby city.

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Drag Commodity Traders Out of the Shadows

We need strong laws and clear regulations to shed light on this megapowerful sector of the global economy.

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With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

A Dutch artist worked with former plantation employees to create a “white cube” that they hope will one day display works returned from European museums.

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Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

The accusations in the Democratic Republic of Congo came three years after the British charity’s government assistance was suspended over sexual exploitation in Haiti.

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Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak

Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic.

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Leon Gast, Director of ‘When We Were Kings,’ Dies at 84

He spent 22 years making an Oscar-winning movie about the 1974 Ali-Foreman boxing match, considered one of the greatest sporting events of all time.

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Sanctions Are Reimposed on Israeli Billionaire Granted Relief Under Trump

The Biden administration moved to reverse an action that had benefited Dan Gertler, who has been accused of corruption over mining deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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How to Help Endangered and Impoverished Peoples

Séverine Autessere’s “The Frontlines of Peace” is a biting account of the humanitarian aid industry by a worker who was on the ground.

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Italian Ambassador Among Three Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy in Congo

The attack, on a World Food Program convoy headed to a school in North Kivu Province, left the ambassador, Luca Attanasio, an Italian embassy official and a driver dead.

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Tough Sanctions, Then a Mysterious Last-Minute Turnabout

The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler in 2017 for corruption in Africa. In Donald Trump’s final days in office, they were rolled back with no explanation.

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Guinea Declares Ebola Outbreak With at Least 3 Deaths

Health officials promised rapid delivery of vaccines and other epidemic-fighting measures after confirming seven cases in the country’s southeast.

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New Ebola Outbreak Threatens in Congo

A woman who was in contact with at least 70 people has died of Ebola in a violence-plagued region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It could signal the start of the 12th outbreak of the virus in the country.

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Trump Administration Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Billionaire

The reversal by the Treasury Department during the administration’s final days came after an appeal by lobbyists with close ties to the former president.

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6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve

The attack in the Virunga National Park was the latest assault on rangers charged with protecting one of Africa’s oldest nature areas.

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6 Park Rangers Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve Ambush

The attack in the Virunga National Park was the latest assault on rangers charged with protecting one of Africa’s oldest nature areas.

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Congo’s Latest Ebola Outbreak Declared Finished

The disease killed at least 55 people in an outbreak that began June 1, the 11th bout of Ebola to strike the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Lous and the Yakuza Makes Music From Her Life’s Darkness

At 24, the songwriter, singer and rapper has fled one war and lived through the aftermath of another. Now, bridging continents, she tells an autobiographical story with her debut album.

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900 Prisoners Freed From Congo Jail After Attack

An Islamist militant group was blamed for the attack on the prison and a nearby military camp in the northeastern part of the country.

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W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo

The U.N. health agency, already grappling with the challenge of leading the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, vowed it would investigate the allegations that women were exploited in return for jobs.

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How to Stop the Next Pandemic

It’s not just Covid-19. Pathogens once confined to nature are making their way into humans on a more regular basis. And it’s our fault.

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Never a Dull Moment in Trump World

‘One thing I have to give Trump credit for is a general lowering of expectations.’

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Belgium’s King Sends Letter of Regret Over Colonial Past in Congo

The first acknowledgment by the royal family of the European country’s brutal actions in central Africa stopped short of an outright apology. It comes as Belgium begins to publicly reckon with the abuses.

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says

The response to second-deadliest outbreak of the virus — the 10th occurrence in the country — was hampered by mistrust and attacks on treatment centers.

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In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen

Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.

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Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases

Many mass immunization efforts worldwide were halted this spring to prevent spread of the virus at crowded inoculation sites. The consequences have been alarming.

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The Pandemic Could Lead to Outbreaks of Measles and Other Preventable Diseases

Vaccinations worldwide have dropped as the fight against the coronavirus continues.

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12 Rangers Among 17 Killed in Congo Park Ambush

The attack at Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in eastern Congo, was among the deadliest in its recent history.

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10 African Countries Have No Ventilators. That’s Only Part of the Problem.

Basic supplies like oxygen and soap are needed first to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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