At least 50 people drowned and 35 are missing after two boats collided on the Ruki River in Equateur province, officials said on Friday. The accident occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday night when a boat carrying 200 passengers and merchandise hit a ferry without passengers near Ingende, about 115 km upstream from Mbandaka.
The Congolese government has given an additional $30 million US to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the chairman of INEC, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, said on Tuesday in Kinshasa. INEC announced on Sunday that 31 million people have registered for the upcoming elections.
A plane crashed while landing during a rainstorm at the Kinsagani airport on Friday. 74 passengers were confirmed dead on Saturday after rescuers removed 28 bodies that were still strapped in the wreckage.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and President Joseph Kabila held a summit in Kinshasa on Thursday to promote practical cooperation in energy, resources development, infrastructure construction projects, and agriculture.