Democratic Republic of Congo
imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and cobalt
heartland on Monday, as two of the country's largest mines took
steps to reduce staff levels in response to an accelerating
The Democratic Republic of
Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and
cobalt heartland and a union official said a Glencore
mine in a neighbouring province had repatriated some foreign
workers in response to an expanding coronavirus outbreak.
A former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his financial advisor were sentenced on Monday to five years of forced labor for embezzling more than $400,000 from the country's Ebola response funds, a court order showed.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the death of the country's top army spy last month was apparently due to hanging, but he did not spell out whether the military intelligence chief had killed himself.
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