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Stories with place: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 3:58 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.

  • Rebels kill at least 17 civilians in eastern Congo 
    Updated: May-04-16 12:36 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - A Congo rights group that tracks rebel violence says that at least 17 civilians have been killed in the country's east.

  • 3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:21 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.

  • World music star Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 9:22 am

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba, has died following a collapse on stage during a concert, officials said. He was 66.

  • UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 1:57 pm

    BANGUI, Central African Republic - The U.N. says a Moroccan peacekeeper has been killed by unknown gunmen in Central African Republic.

  • Correction: UN-Congo-Sexual Abuse 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 1:10 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - In a story April 16 about the U.N. mission in Congo vowing action against Tanzanian peacekeepers accused of sexual abuses, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted mission head Maman Sidikou as saying 18 cases of rape have been reported involving the Tanzanians. Sidikou said 18 cases of sexual abuse have been reported, not rape.

  • Family endures 3-year struggle adopting Congo child 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 9:20 am

    AMESBURY, Massachusetts - Jennifer Runnion's life on a see-saw is over after her adopted daughter Sunny has come home to a place she had never seen before.

  • Congo striker could quit team over treatment 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 12:47 pm

    LONDON - A footballer caught up in the bombings in Brussels could stop playing for Congo, saying Wednesday he has been unfairly treated by team officials who want to suspend him for failing to report for international duty after the attacks.