Ebola response in DR Congo 'failing' to contain outbreak: MSF
Efforts to curb the Democratic Republic of Congo's worst Ebola outbreak are stumbling, medical charity MSF warned Thursday, blaming the role of the security forces in the response and their "toxic" relations with local communities.
Ebola treatment centre in eastern DR Congo reopens after attack
An Ebola treatment centre in eastern DR Congo has reopened after an attack by gunmen last Wednesday forced its closure, the health ministry announced.
Ebola outbreak 'under control' in part of eastern DR Congo
An Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 500 people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been brought under control in one major area, the health ministry said late Tuesday.
DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500
More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP. "In total, there have been 502 deaths and 271 people cured," said a health ministry bulletin published late on Friday, reporting on the outbreak in…
Ebola death toll surges in DR Congo
The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to 443, health authorities have announced, as new President Felix Tshisekedi began his first full day in office on Friday.
DR Congo's Tshisekedi falls ill during inauguration speech
DR Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country's first peaceful handover of power.
Tense wait for election results in volatile DR Congo
A week after crucial elections to replace long-term president Joseph Kabila, the DR Congo was on tenterhooks Sunday with no date for the announcement of delayed results and just over half of ballots counted. On Saturday, just hours before the scheduled announcement of the provisional outcome, electoral officials said there would be a delay until…
DR Congo on edge as deadline for election result looms
DR Congo was on edge Saturday, just 24 hours ahead of a deadline for announcing preliminary results from last week's crucial presidential election as world powers heaped pressure on Kinshasa to respect voters' wishes. Despite the January 6 deadline, the election commission chief warned earlier this week that publication of the provisional results may well…
DR Congo further delays December 30 poll in two conflict zones
DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence. But those delays will not affect the timetable for the presidential ballot, which is being held alongside legislative and provincial elections, the national election commission CENI said. Already…