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    At least 15 people have been killed by a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Molten ash and lava from Mount Nyiragongo buried hundreds of houses, before stopping just short of the city of Goma. As Manny Tsigas reports, the death toll is expected to rise considerably.

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    In This Story: Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DROC, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and historically Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. The capital is Kinshasa.

    With a population of over 101 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most-populous officially Francophone country in the world.

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely rich in natural resources but has suffered from political instability. As of 2018, around 600,000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring countries from conflicts in the centre and east of the DRC. Two million children risk starvation, and the fighting has displaced 4.5 million people.

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