The world's most expensive cities 2017
The Angolan capital topped Mercer's 2017 Cost of Living Survey, which includes 209 cities across five continents and looks at the average cost of more than 200 items in each location, such as accommodation, transportation, food, clothing, household ...
130 dead in renewed CAR violence
It has led to refugees from the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fleeing back to their country. Djerassem Mbaiorem, a local spokesperson for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), said violence had seriously ...
Dublin is 2nd most expensive city in Eurozone for expats to live
High cost of imported goodsThe high cost of accommodation for expats and expensive imported goods are prime reasons why Luanda has returned to top spot in the rankings, relegating Hong Kong, last year's leader, to second place in a top 10 where half ...
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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Over the weekend, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO's regional director for Africa, travelled to the capital Kinshasa to discuss the response plan with leading authorities in the country, while Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, confirmed 300,000 vaccines for ...
Second Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo
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Forced displacement at record levels on World Refugee Day
In the capital of Mogadishu, at least ten people died during a car bomb attack on Tuesday, days after a suicide bomber attacked a hotel and killed 31 people. Al-Shabab militants also .... In total, as of March 2017, more than 1.7 million South Sudanese ...
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'We've had enough': Kinshasa holds its breath amid talks to end violence
The security forces remain broadly loyal, and many ordinary people see the current opposition as part of the problem, not the solution. “They are all robbers, looking out for themselves,” said a chef in one five-star hotel favoured by politicians and ...
West Africa: The US and the Wars in the Sahel
... attacks in 2015 and 2016 on hotels and government installations specifically in Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast also included weapons from a common source in the Middle East; Iraqi assault rifles and Chinese-manufactured weapons are also ...
Rebel chief escapes in DR Congo prison break
Security personnel sitting on a truck watch burned vehicles at the front gate of the Makala prison in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (REUTERS/Robert Carrubba). KINSHASA: Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa's ...
The 27 cities with the worst quality of life in the world
Civilians gather to witness a security operation near the residence of Ne Muanda Nsemi, a member of parliament and leader of Bundu dia Kongo (BDK), in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, March 3, 2017. Picture taken March 3, 2017.
Why You Need to Pay Attention to Election Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Last week, opposition parties in the DRC called for supporters to gather in small groups around the capital city, Kinshasa, and head for the headquarters of the national electoral commission, CENI. The demonstrations were planned because September 19 ...
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