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Mon, 29 May 2017 UPDATE 1-Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak
KINSHASA, May 29 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

Mon, 29 May 2017 Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak
KINSHASA, May 29 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

Sun, 28 May 2017 UPDATE 1-Congo militiamen free one French, three Congolese mine workers
PARIS/KINSHASA, May 28 (Reuters) - Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. "The president of the republic welcomes the news of the liberation of our compatriot kidnapped on March 1 in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo," said a statement from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Sat, 27 May 2017 Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote
BRAZZAVILLE, May 27 (Reuters) - The opposition coalition in Congo Republic said on Saturday it would boycott legislative elections in July if the government does not release detained opposition leaders and end a 'war' in the southeast of the country.

Thu, 25 May 2017 Congo's Ebola outbreak threatens CAR after violence forces thousands across border
DAKAR, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic, where militia violence has forced thousands of people to flee across the border, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Thu, 25 May 2017 African Markets - Factors to watch on May 25
May 25 - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares scaled two-year highs on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a cautious approach to future rate hikes and the reduction of its $4.5 trillion of bond holdings. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices ro

Wed, 24 May 2017 Violence in central Congo leaves 400,000 children prey to deadly malnutrition - UN
DAKAR, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spiralling violence in central Democratic Republic of Congo has disrupted farming and shut down health centres, leaving hundreds of thousands of children vulnerable to life-threatening malnutrition, UNICEF said on Wednesday.

Wed, 24 May 2017 EU to impose sanctions on more Congo officials - diplomats
BRUSSELS, May 24 (Reuters) - The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila overstayed his mandate and pushed back elections.

Wed, 24 May 2017 African Markets - Factors to watch on May 24
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS China's main stock index fell one percent and the Australian dollar slipped on Wednesday after Moody's cut its sovereign credit rating on China. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by increasing confidence that an OPEC-led production cut aimed at tight

Tue, 23 May 2017 UPDATE 2-Congo opens investigation into ex-minister over Kasai violence
KINSHASA, May 23 (Reuters) - Congo's attorney general said on Tuesday he had opened an investigation into a former minister over allegations he played a role in militia violence in central Congo that a U.N. sanctions monitor was investigating when she was killed.