Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the country’s northwest, just weeks before they hoped to declare the end of another Ebola epidemic in the country’s east. The appearance of the deadly disease on the other side of the vast[…]
The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country planned to declare an end to the epidemic on Sunday,[…]
Protesters in the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo set the town hall on fire on Monday after suspected “Islamist rebels” killed eight people in an overnight raid, Reuters reported. Rebels believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed more than 70 civilians in[…]
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday. The discovery has raised concerns the virus could spread quicker in the densely populated[…]
Nearly 100 children have died since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo started last year — and the crisis is gathering pace, with the number of new cases doubling last month, according to charity Save the Children. A total of 97 children have died from the viral[…]
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ramaphosa’s call comes amid growing concerns that violence could break out. It also follows a meeting with Zambian President Edgar Lungu to discuss the situation in DR Congo. The polls,[…]
An armed militia overrun several polling stations in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as millions voted to elect a new president. Mai Mai fighters attacked voting stations in six townships in Lubero town in North Kivu province, forcing voters to cast ballots for a candidate of their choice, a[…]
The European Union (EU) has renewed sanctions against the chosen successor of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country. Travel bans and asset freezes will be renewed for a year against Congo’s ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and[…]
The United Nations says seven of its peacekeepers have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in a military operation with government forces against rebels in the country’s Ebola-hit northeast. Several DRC soldiers were also killed or wounded in Wednesday’s joint operation targeting Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the Beni region, North Kivu, according[…]
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