Congo

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases August 25, 2014

    Freetown: The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa. The UN's World Health Organisation also announced that one of its health experts, an epidemiologist, had been infected while...
  • Congolese woman alleges gangrape by salesmen in Delhi March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of crime against foreign nationals in the national campital, a Congolese woman has alleged that she was gangraped in South Delhi. The woman has alleged that she was gangraped by two men at her residence in a South Delhi locality. Police have registered a complaint...
  • 'The Act of Killing' review: Can a film save Indonesia from amnesia? February 26, 2014

    Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Co-Directors: Christine Cynn and Anonymous Producer: Signe Byrge Sorensen. Production: Final Cut for Real ApS Executive Producers: Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, André Singer, Joram ten Brink Two strange realizations surface within minutes of starting to view Joshua Oppenheimer's Academy Award nominated, once in a generation masterpiece, 'The Act Of...
  • Two African nationals found murdered in South Delhi September 1, 2013

    Two African nationals, hailing from Republic of Congo and Nigeria, were found murdered under mysterious circumstances in different areas of southwest Delhi, police said on Saturday. In the first incident, a 25-year-old Congo national's bullet riddled body was found inside a car in southwest Delhi's Dwarka sector 5 area early this...
  • United Nations forces join Congo soldiers on the front line August 25, 2013

    UN forces joined Congolese soldiers on the front line on Saturday where they fought rebels in the country's volatile east for hours, officials said, as border tensions escalated between Rwanda and Congo. Scores of angry residents took to the streets of Goma in protest following several days of violence that have...
  • Independence Day India: Google's Tricoloured salute to our freedom August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A Tricoloured ribbon spells out the Google letters on the Google India home page on Independence Day India. Google has been commemorating India's Independence Day with a doodle on its home page since 2003. Most of the Google doodles had the Indian national flag as the inspiration. But the...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger June 9, 2013

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's top-ranked team in...
  • Finland best place to be a mother; India behind China, Pakistan May 8, 2013

    Beijing: Finland has topped the list of countries where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, while India ranks a low 142nd, below China and Pakistan, according to a new global report. The annual report called 'State of World's Mothers 2013' was issued by an international NGO "Save the Children"...
  • Congo: 6 Indian UN peacekeepers wounded in ambush October 19, 2012

    United Nations: Six Indian peacekeepers and a local interpreter, serving with the United Nations mission in strife-torn Congo, were wounded when their patrol was ambushed in what is being termed as a "targetted and deliberate" attack. The six peacekeepers were part of the Indian contingent serving with the UN Organization...
  • Indian UN peacekeeper killed in Congo fighting July 7, 2012

    Kinshasa: Rebels in Congo said on Friday they had seized the eastern town of Bunagana on the border with Uganda after days of fierce fighting with government troops during which an Indian UN peacekeeper was killed and thousands of residents displaced. More than 2,000 civilians had crossed the border into Uganda...
  • Congo: 206 killed in arms depot blasts March 5, 2012

    Brazzaville (Republic of Congo): Homes and buildings collapsed in the Congolese capital after an arms depot exploded on Sunday, killing at least 206 people and entombing countless others in crushed structures including inside two churches that buckled while parishioners were celebrating Mass, officials and witnesses said. The shock waves shattered windows...
  • Brazzaville arms depot blast kills 200: Official March 4, 2012

    Brazzaville: Around 200 people were killed on Sunday when an arms dump exploded in Brazzaville, capital of the Congo Republic, a senior official in the presidency said, citing hospital sources. Hundreds more were injured by the blasts which rocked the riverside capital of the oil-producing nation early in the day, flattening...
  • Belgian court's adviser says Tintin book not racist November 2, 2011

    Brussels: A Belgian judicial adviser has recommended the country's courts reject a legal bid to have a book featuring fictional boy hero Tintin banned for racism, court documents showed. Valery de Theux de Meylandt, a Belgian Procureur du Roi whose opinion is requested and typically followed by the court, advised judges...
  • Gunmen from Congo kill 36 at pub in Burundi September 20, 2011

    Burundi: Armed men from Congo burst into a pub in the central African nation of Burundi and killed 36 people, an official said on Monday. One wounded man said an attacker yelled, "Make sure there's no survivors." Burundi, a tiny nation still reeling from a civil war that killed more than...
  • 53 feared dead in Congo air crash: report July 8, 2011

    Kinshasa: Fifty-three people were feared dead on Friday after a plane crashed as it tried to land in bad weather at Kisangani airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese airline operating the flight said. "The pilot tried to land but apparently they didn't touch the runway," Stavros Papaioannou, chief...
  • 170 women raped in attack on Congo villages: UN June 25, 2011

    Kinshasa: The number of reported victims of a mass rape by gunmen in Democratic Republic of Congo has risen by about 70 to as many as 170, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. Congo said the mass rape, the largest reported in the turbulent central African country in nearly a...
  • India elected to 47-nation UNHR council May 20, 2011

    United Nations: India and 14 other countries were on Friday elected to the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, which is based in Geneva. India was not in competition for the seat since there were four countries and four seats for the Asia block. With 189 countries voting, Indonesia received 184 votes, Philippines...
  • 48 women raped every hour in Congo: study May 12, 2011

    Dakar: The African nation of Congo has been called the worst place on earth to be a woman. A new study released shows that it's even worse than previously thought: 1,152 women are raped every day, a rate equal to 48 per hour. That rate is 26 times more than the...
  • US condoles UN plane crash victims' families April 5, 2011

    Washington: The United States has expressed condolences to the families of victims aboard a UN plane that crashed en route to Congo. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life in the United Nations plane that crashed flying into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo," State Department spokesman...
  • UN plane crashes in Congo, at least 20 dead April 4, 2011

    United Nations: A United Nations plane crashed while trying to land at the airport serving Congo's capital Kinshasa on Monday, killing least 20 people, a government official said. The plane lost control in high winds as it came in to land and left the runway, the Health Ministry official, Joseph Kiboko,...
  • Gujarat: Congo fever claims four lives February 2, 2011

    The Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever has similar symptoms as dengue....
  • Ahmedabad: Congo fever claims another life February 1, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The deadly Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever or Congo fever claimed another life in Gujarat, taking the death toll to four. A 25-year-old doctor identified as Shabbir Ali died in Ahemadabad due to Congo fever. Shabbir Ali was working in a civil hospital and was being treated in Sterling hospital in Ahemadabad....
  • Second Opinion: symptoms of Congo fever January 28, 2011

    On Second Opinion Dr Monika Mahajan spaeks more about the CCHF virus that claimed three lives in Gujarat. ...
  • Deadly Congo virus claims 3 lives in Gujarat January 20, 2011

    Ahmedabad: A rare, contagious and deadly virus has surfaced in Gujarat, leading to three fatalities so far. There is an atmosphere of fear in Kolat village, 20 km from Ahmedabad. 30-year old Amina Momin, who was infected with the virus died earlier this month. Villagers say that they are scared as they...
  • Deadly Congo fever surfaces in Gujarat, kills 3 January 19, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The fatal Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever caused by an animal tick-borne virus has surfaced in Gujarat, claiming the lives of three people including a doctor and a nurse. In the wake of the deaths, the state health department has gone on alert and a survey has been undertaken to find out...
  • 19 people killed in Congo plane crash August 26, 2010

    Kinshasa: At least 19 people including the pilot were killed in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police said. The accident took place around midday on Wednesday when the plane was landing at the airport in Bandundu, the capital of Bandundu province, spokesman of the UN mission...
  • 3 Indian Army peacekeepers killed in Congo August 18, 2010

    New Delhi: Three Indian Army soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in the Congo were killed and seven injured when their camp was attacked by rebels, the defence ministry here said on Wednesday. "Three of our men were killed and seven injured when Mayi rebels attacked their camp at Kirumba,"...
  • Congo rebels take Indian pilot hostage July 25, 2010

    Goma, Congo: Congolese rebels took an Indian pilot hostage on Saturday when they attacked an aircraft on a remote airstrip in a tin mining zone in the country's North Kivu province, army and mining officials said. Congolese army General Baigwa Dieudonne Amuli said Rwandan Hutu FDLR rebels were to blame...
  • Indian UN peacekeeper killed in Congo ambush May 24, 2010

    Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo: An Indian UN peacekeeper and two Congolese nationals were killed in an ambush in Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. The peacekeeper's unit had gone to the aid of government soldiers under attack from unknown gunmen in North Kivu province, the...
  • Irritated Clinton says she, not Bill is secy of state August 11, 2009

    Kinshasa: The question may have been lost in translation, but a visibly angry Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bluntly told a town-hall meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, "I will you tell you my opinion, I'm not going to channel my husband." Hillary Clinton became visibly angry after...