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At least 60 killed as train derails in Katanga province

Xinhua - April 23, 2014

A train of the Congolese company SNCCAt least 60 people were killed and some 60 others were injured when a freight train derailed in the southeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The accident occurred when the train was speeding too fast before turning around a bend close to the Katongola bridge, which is near the station at Katongola, a town in the southern Katanga province.
Kamerhe Rejects Single Opposition Candidate Strategy

Radio Okapi - November 19, 2011

Vital KamerheCampaigning in Bunia, Orientale Province, Vital Kamerhe said on Friday that trying to name one opposition candidate to face President Kabila in the Nov.  28 presidential election “only benefits Joseph Kabila. We are united but we don't want a single candidacy.”
Congo, India to Build Hydro Plant

VOA News - July 12, 2011

Kasai - CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo and India have signed a deal to build a hydroelectric plant in southern Congo. Officials from both countries participated in a signing ceremony in the Congolese city of Kananga late Monday. Congo's Energy Minister Gilbert Tshiongo said the plant, when completed, will have a capacity of 65 megawatts.
Officials Revise Death Toll from Boat Accident

ACP - July 30, 2010

Kasai RiverOfficials say that 44 people are still missing after a boat sunk on Wednesday in Bandundu Province. Earlier reports had put the death toll at around 140 people. The governor of Bandundu Province, Richard Ndambu Wolang, said from Kinshasa on Friday that five bodies have been pulled from the waters and eighty five people survived the accident.
138 Dead after Boat Sinks on Kasai River

Radio Okapi - July 29, 2010

BandunduAt least 138 people are dead after a boat sunk on the Kasai River on Wednesday in Bandundu province. Officials said the boat was headed to Kinshasa and the accident happened near the village of Lingala, downstream the Kasai River — a tributary of the Congo River — near the city of Kwamouth.
Archbishop Djomo elected new president of the CENCO

ACP - July 14, 2008

Mgr. Laurent MonsengwoArchbishop Nicolas Djomo, bishop of Tshumbe (Kasai Oriental), was elected president of the National Conference of Bishops of Congo (CENCO) during the forty-third meeting of the Catholic Bishops of the DRC held from July 07 to July 11 2008 at The Interdiocesan Centre in the district of Gombe in Kinshasa.
Government announces end of Ebola outbreak

IRIN - November 20, 2007

Ebola - CongoHealth officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, which claimed the lives of 21 of the 26 people infected in the Kasai Occidental province, is now over.
MONUC denounces the presence of children in FARDC's ranks

MONUC - October 31, 2007

MONUCAt its weekly press conference this Wednesday on 31October, 2007, MONUC declared that around 200 children are enrolled in the FARDC, particularly among brigades deployed to North Kivu. MONUC also indicated that the expulsions of Congolese citizens from Angola to Kasai Occidental continue.
Monitoring of Ebola "must continue"

IRIN - October 3, 2007

Ebola outbreak in CongoHealth specialists agree that surveillance and monitoring of an Ebola epidemic have to be maintained, despite falls in the numbers of people affected in the province of Kasai Occidental in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ebola in DRC: Nearing control of the outbreak, but vigilance still required

MSF - October 1, 2007

Kasai OccidentalMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen a decrease in the number of admissions in its isolation unit in Kampungu, a village of 9,000 inhabitants which is the epicentre of the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).



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