Democratic Republic of the Congo: News

27 Jun 2023


Football-pitch-sized tropical forest lost every 5 seconds: Report

Earth lost an area of tropical rainforest larger than the Netherlands or Switzerland last year, according to the latest data released by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Congo: 2 Indian peacekeepers from BSF killed in anti-UN protest

According to a spokesperson for the Border Security Force (BSF), two BSF personnel who were serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) died on Tuesday during violent protests in the country.

With 2 deaths, Ghana confirms contagious Marburg virus cases

Ghana's health ministry verified two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease akin to Ebola, on Sunday after two patients died.

26 Jan 2021


Netflix's ingenious Android update isn't about 'studio quality' audio

The technology media coverage of the Netflix Android update makes it sound like the streaming service only delivers "studio-quality audio" on smartphones. In reality, the update promises something way more significant for mobile devices.

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

26 Dec 2019

Tamil Nadu

Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

A rare celestial spectacle started at 8:17 am in India today, as the moon covered the Sun for the last solar eclipse of the decade.

25 Dec 2019


India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

Before bidding goodbye to 2019, India will catch a glimpse of the year's last solar eclipse.

20 Oct 2019


Banana Phone is banana-shaped Bluetooth headset for weird gadget lovers

There's a bunch of weird gadgets out there and the Banana Phone has to be somewhere on the top.

15 Feb 2019


At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said today.

02 Jan 2019


India records highest number of births on 1st Jan'19: UNICEF

More than 3,95,000 babies were expected to have born around the world on New Year's Day, with India estimated to record the highest number of these births at nearly 70,000, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

20 Nov 2018


India, 15 African countries see 80% of world's malaria-cases: WHO

India and 15 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for almost 80% of the malaria cases reported globally last year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report.

WHO: Air pollution kills 600,000 children, 7 million people annually

With winter approaching and air quality dropping in North India, the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday, warned that every year, air pollution kills around 600,000 children under 15 years of age.

41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo

Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said yesterday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.

20 Jun 2018


7,400 Indians filed asylum applications in US in 2017: UN

7,400 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends report.

19 Jun 2018


Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.

30 May 2018


India lost highest number of UN peacekeepers in 70 years

In the last 70 years, India lost the highest number of its peacekeepers in various United Nations peacekeeping operations with many military, police, and civilian personnel from the country laying down their lives in the line of duty.

24 Oct 2017

Animal Rights

Global ivory seizures hit record high of 40-tonnes

Nearly 40-tonnes of trafficked ivory was seized around the world last year, a record high, according to a report by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

26 Sep 2017

Indian Army

Indian troops rescue 22 potential "child soldiers" from war-torn Congo

Indian Army troops deployed as UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have rescued 22 children from the danger of being turned into "child soldiers" by armed groups.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

08 Nov 2016


32 Indian peacekeepers injured, 1 child dead in Congo blast

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday witnessed an explosion in its eastern region which injured 32 Indian peacekeepers and led to the death of an 8-year-old child.

06 Oct 2016

Amnesty International

Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally

International human rights group Amnesty International stated in a report the burden of global refugee crisis is being shared unfairly as only ten nations are hosting most of the refugees.

01 Sep 2016


Annular solar eclipse in the African continent

A spectacular annular solar eclipse will occur on 1 Sep'16 viewable from the African continent.