Reported cases of Ebola rise to 42 in Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the ongoing outbreak, Jessica Ilunga, spokeswoman for the country’s Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday. The DRC ministry of health publicly declared the beginning of the EVD epidemic on May 8. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a…
WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak
The WHO on Monday confirmed 19 deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola between April 4 and May 13. The WHO also confirmed 39 suspected cases. It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up. Information about the outbreak in Bikoro, Iboko and Wangata…
Explore Congo: A True Test Of Bravery
The Republic Of Congo has some of the most beautiful nature spots in Africa. These locations, however, are not for the faint hearted and demand resilience and strength. Loufoulakari Falls The Loufoulakari falls is a major tourist attraction and one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Republic of Congo. With waterfalls approximately…
Nigeria announces pre-World Cup friendlies
Nigeria on Wednesday announced friendlies against Serbia, Czech Republic and Congo as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals.
Congo talks in overtime ahead of Kabila deadline
Last-ditch talks led by Congo's Catholic bishops went into overtime on Saturday only days ahead of a deadline for President Joseph Kabila to step down from power or risk setting off a political crisis.
Ex-Congo VP and aides face verdict in bribery trial
Judges will Wednesday deliver their verdict against former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close aides accused of bribing witnesses in a bid to derail his landmark war crimes trial.
Congo proposes interim unity government
Congo's ruling party is proposing an interim unity government with the opposition as an election set for November now seems nearly impossible, though President Joseph Kabila would remain in charge, the country’s justice minister said.
Shortage of syringes hampers Congo’s fight against yellow fever
A shortage of syringes is hampering plans to vaccinate people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against a yellow fever epidemic despite the arrival of more than one million ...