DR Congo ex-minister accused of $4.3 million embezzlement
Detained former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been accused of embezzling $4.3 million of public funds raised to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his defence counsel said Sunday while insisting on his innocence.
South Africa dispatches emissaries to calm xenophobia fears
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure African countries after a wave of xenophobic attacks, the presidency said on Sunday.
African forest fires in spotlight after Amazon outcry
In NASA satellite images, forest fires in central Africa appear to burn alarmingly like a red chain from Gabon to Angola similar to the blazes in Brazil's Amazon that sparked global outcry.
DR Congo unveils new government after seven-month delay
The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new President Felix Tshisekedi.
Second death from Ebola in DR Congo city of Goma
A second person has died of Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, a major transport hub, the country's pointman for the epidemic told AFP on Wednesday.
In eastern DR Congo, influx of Ebola money is source of friction
The UN is about to pound the drum for millions of dollars to stiffen the fight against Ebola in DR Congo, but at the heart of the epidemic, a money influx may worsen grassroots problems.
DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city
The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the main eastern city of Goma.
No further Ebola cases in Uganda after June deaths: DR Congo
Uganda says there have been no further cases of Ebola on its territory resulting from the deaths of two Ugandans who had travelled to DR Congo, the Congolese authorities said Wednesday.
Madagascar’s president charters plane for second round clash against DR Congo
Andry Rajoelina, the President of Madagascar has chartered a plane to take football fans to Egypt following the national team’s unexpected qualification for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. Barea, on their tournament debut, topped Group B at the finals, opening with a 2-2 draw against Guinea before claiming wins over Burundi…