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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world.

Republic of the Congo Reopens for International Travelers

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 14, 2020 20:53

The Republic of the Congo has reopened its borders and airports for international visitors. In order to visit Congo, travelers will be required to do a health screening and follow ... Read More

Tourists spreading Coronavirus: Gorillas and Chimpanzees in danger?

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 28, 2020 08:26

Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees are an important and lucrative part of the travel and tourism industry in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Congo. Conservationists in Africa are worried to see Mountain ... Read More

12 Park Rangers killed in deadly attack on UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 25, 2020 06:03

Virunga National Park is A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It's known as Africas oldest and most biologically diverse protected area. Today the park ... Read More

Plane crash in DRC: 23 dead and counting

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 24, 2019 20:18

Goma is the capital of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan ... Read More

8 people killed in Russian An-72 plane crash in Congo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019 15:42

Russian-made An-72 transport plane crashed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The press officer of the Russian Embassy in Congo stated that Russian citizens were among the crew of ... Read More

Accor to introduce Novotel brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 25, 2019 18:24

Accor hospitality group announces the debut of its successful midscale brand Novotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This follows the signing of three properties during the Africa Hotel ... Read More

Rwanda closes border because of Ebola threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2019 11:40

Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a real threat. Rwanda is now reacting and today closed the border to its neighbor after at least two people died  on ... Read More

Ebola outbreak in Congo causing global health emergency

editor editor- July 18, 2019 18:53

While the World Health Organization (WHO) stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of Ebola spreading outside the region was not high, the organization did declare ... Read More

US sends congratulations to Canada and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2019 21:39

The U.S. Secretary of State issued the following two statement on behalf of the Government of the United States of America. I extend my sincere congratulations to Canada as you ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

Boat sinks, many dead at Lake Mai-Ndombe in Inongo, Congo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 19:57

Tourists are not expected to be among the 30 dead in Western Congo, where 200 more are missing after a boat sank at Lake Mai-Ndombe in Inongo, Congo  Lake Mai-Ndombe ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 04:06

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in the eastern Democratic Republic of ... Read More

Connecting Africa: Rovos Rail set to introduce its first, East to West journey in Africa.

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 5, 2019 11:18

Come July this year, Rovos Rail is set to connect Africa from the Indian Ocean on the East to Atlantic Ocean in the West through its half-a month epic journey ... Read More

6 people killed in Democratic Republic of Congo plane crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 15:35

A Russian-made plane with 23 people were onboard crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gomair’s An-26 plane, which had been chartered by the Independent National Electoral Commission of the ... Read More

Thank you Elvis

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 15, 2018 23:26

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was invited to write the forward to the book written by Congo (DRC)'s former Minister Elvis ... Read More

Tourism in Africa – Everyone’s Business

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 15, 2018 23:15

Tourism in Africa is everyone's business said Dr. Yvonne Iyamulemye Kabano of the Congo at a dinner in Kinshasa hosted on the occasion of the launch by Congo's former Tourism ... Read More

Tourism Investments in the D.R. of Congo: The new book

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- July 8, 2018 23:40

Governor Julien Paluku Kahongya of the North Kivu Province and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine were in Goma Congo last Tuesday to ... Read More

Africa Investment Opportunities in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- July 1, 2018 20:13

Democratic Republic of Congo Minister Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara, the former Minister of Tourism and Culture launched his tourism book " RDC: Investment Opportunities in tourism" on Friday 29 June at ... Read More

Virunga National Park won’t re-open for tourism after ranger killed, visitors abducted

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2018 01:40

Chief Warden of Virunga National Park issued the following letter in the aftermath of the tragic incident of the 11th May, in which one of the park rangers was killed, ... Read More

Looking at the African Tourism Board with members in 26 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2018 00:58

The African Tourism Board is a public-private partnership with one strong message. This message is to tell the world that Africa Tourism is becoming one destination and is wide open for ... Read More

Travel Alert: East African Countries issue deadly Ebola virus outbreak alert

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 15, 2018 05:56

East African states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had issued an alert warning resident, travelers and visitors calling to the region to take serious precaution over the outbreak ... Read More

African Tourism: Declaration of Kinshasa fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2018 19:35

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection has taken place in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result ... Read More

6 dead at Virunga National Park: Is it safe for tourists?

editor editor- April 9, 2018 22:02

Virunga National Park announced the loss of 5 rangers and a staff driver in the Central Sector of Virunga National Park near the Ishasha border of the Democratic Republic of ... Read More

Lualaba to become a tourism destination in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2018 10:35

Africa has it all, but too often its key USPs which are so important for a potential tourism industry are kept as well guarded secrets. Africa needs all its 54 countries ... Read More

Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2018 18:06

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 15 April. The daily flights will operate with an ... Read More