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…
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.
'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DR Congo Ebola response: WHO
The struggle to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election manipulation, the UN said Tuesday.
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.
Top DR Congo court excludes Bemba from presidential race
The Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court on Monday ended former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's bid to stand in this year's presidential election, upholding an earlier ban imposed on him for bribing witnesses.
Death toll in DR Congo from Ebola outbreak now at 61
Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the authorities said, adding that four novel drugs had been added to the roster of treatments.
Child victims of DR Congo Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’:UNICEF
The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.