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Congo opposition leader Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas hospitalised for COVID

The opposition presidential candidate in the Republic of Congo, Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, has been hospitalised for COVID-19, hours before the election taking place today.

Islamist militants massacre dozens of villagers in Congo

At least 53 villagers have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province, by Islamist militants, a local official said on Thursday.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamist militants have killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo.

Heart attack kills Congo’s intel chief Kahimbi

Congo’s military intelligence chief, General Delphin Kahimbi died on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his wife said.

Plane carrying 15 passengers crashes into populated area

A small aircraft carrying around 15 passengers on Sunday crashed into a densely populated area of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, airline Busy Bee and witnesses said.

Rwanda ready to curtail outbreak of Ebola – Ministry

With the air distance between the two countries just 979 miles, Rwanda has spoken of its readiness to check the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

3 doctors charged with terrorism, conspiracy over death of WHO epidemiologist

Three doctors have been arrested in eastern Congo over the murder of a World Health Organisation (WHO) epidemiologist.

Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has exceeded 1,000, the country’s health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak of the virus continues to...

Congo’s violence claim 890 lives in December – UN

At least 890 people were killed over three days in mid-December in western Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN Human Rights Office said on Wednesday.

24 patients flee Congo Ebola center

Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry said that 24 patients have fled an Ebola treatment center in Beni on Thursday.The patients had to flee...

Ebola death toll hits 200 in DR Congo

More than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials.

Congo facing worst Ebola outbreak

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases,...

Ebola virus infects 300 people in 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.

Congo to install Ebola screening checkpoints at polling stations

Health checkpoints will be installed at the entrances to all polling stations in Congo’s Ebola-affected region during the December election, the Ministry of Health has said.

European Union to renew sanctions on Congolese officials

The European Union is set to renew sanctions in December on senior officials in Democratic Republic of Congo, including presidential candidate Emmanuel Shadary, four Western diplomats told Reuters.

Hunger pushes Congo’s children into sex work – Charities

Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into sex work and mining, charities said on Tuesday.

Children indulge in sex work to feed in Congo

Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into...

Congo: Ebola death rate has risen to 135 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 135 people have been killed by the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

WHO to hold emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes public health emergency of international concern, the global health body said on Monday.

WHO expects Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last 3, 4 months

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last another three to four months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Congo accuses EU of election interference

Democratic Republic of Congo has accused the EU of interfering in its upcoming presidential election by not heeding Kinshasa’s call to lift sanctions on President Joseph Kabila’s hand-picked candidate, letters from his lawyers show.

Militant attacks: WHO suspends work on Ebola in Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is suspending parts of its effort to fight Ebola in Congo after a string of attacks by militants, the UN agency said on Tuesday.

South African peacekeepers ambushed in Congo Ebola zone

Two South African peacekeepers were wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo: Trial of 24 over killings of UN experts resumes

The trial of 24 people, including a former intelligence agency informant, suspected in the killings of two UN sanctions monitors in 2017 in central Congo resumed on Monday after a 10-month suspension, defence lawyers said.

Congo approves 4 more experimental Ebola treatments

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east.

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it could not be certain that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region.

Congo declares 4 new Ebola cases

Officials from the Health Ministry said four people have tested positive for Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest of the huge country was declared over.

Congo opposition leader Bemba to submit candidacy for president

Democratic Republic of Comgo(DRC) opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba arrived in the Congolese capital Kinshasa on Wednesday to submit his candidacy for president after a decade in prison in The Hague, a Reuters witness said.

Ebola-like disease kills 12 in Congo

Authorities on Monday confirmed that 12 people died from an unknown disease with symptoms similar to that of Ebola in north-eastern Congo.

Congo: Ebola outbreak under control – WHO

The spread of Ebola seems to have been stopped in Congo, less than three months after the outbreak of the deadly disease was declared, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Tuesday.

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