South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic
South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday.
EU extends sanctions against DR Congo presidential hopeful
The EU on Monday extended sanctions against DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's designated successor and 13 others for human rights violations, two weeks ahead of landmark elections.
Influential church on election stump in DR Congo
The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month's watershed presidential election to chose a successor to veteran leader Joseph Kabila. Addressing several thousand attending mass, new archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo, made a "vibrant appeal to the patriotic conscience of our people ...…
Ebola virus infects 300 people in eastern Congo
The deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in Congo since an outbreak erupted almost two months ago in the country’s east, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Crowds protest latest deadly rebel raid in DR Congo
Crowds protested in the streets in Beni, eastern DR Congo, after rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including children, in an overnight raid, local officials said. The attack, thought to have been carried out by members of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), targeted Beni, the regional army spokesman Captain Mak…
At least 53 killed in DR Congo tanker crash
At least 53 people were killed when an oil tanker crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, according to an updated toll from the health ministry on Monday.
50 killed, 100 burnt in oil tanker road crash in DR Congo: official
About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo, the acting governor of the region said.
DR Congo says latest Ebola outbreak under control
Health authorities in Kinshasa declared the Ebola virus under control five weeks after the latest outbreak left 89 people dead in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The health ministry announced the outbreak on August 1 in North Kivu province and on Thursday revealed that it had spread to Butembo, a city of a million people.…
Ebola fear empties DR Congo village schools
In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak, children are to be seen everywhere -- except in school, because their parents fear they will be infected in class.