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Ebola: 2,167 people vaccinated in Guinea, DRC

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 2, 167 people have been vaccinated in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola.

4 Ebola responders killed in DRC attack

Two attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have killed 4 workers responding to the Ebola outbreak and injured 5 others.

Ebola death toll in DRC rises to 1,540, WHO raises alarm

The death toll in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has risen to 1,540, according to the World...

Ebola: 993 cases confirmed, 621 dead in DRC – WHO

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approaches 1 000 cases amid increased violence, WHO reaffirmed its commitment both to ending the outbreak and working with the government and communities to build resilient health systems.

Video: Jubilation in Kinshasa after DRC’s opposition leader, Tshisekedi named winner of Presidential election

There was wild jubilation in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, after Opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi was named the provisional winner of a long-awaited presidential poll.

DRC General elections: U.N Secretary-General sues for peace

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on political actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to work together for a free...

Ebola: Death toll in DRC hits 357

Death toll, arising from outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has risen to 357 of which 309 are already confirmed...

Uganda opens Ebola treatment units at border with DRC

Uganda has opened two Ebola treatment units in the border districts with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said.

Congolese president, Kabila will not stand for re-election

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not stand in December’s presidential election, a spokesman said on Wednesday, announcing that former interior minister Emmanuel Shadary would be the ruling coalition’s candidate.

Ebola cases in DR Congo ‘will rise in coming days’ – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to rise in the coming days.

Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to spread over tens of km and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders.

Ebola: Congo declares 4 new outbreak in eastern province

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

‘Time for posturing is over’

The U.S. has warned President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo that “the time for posturing is over”, over his failure to publicly state that he will not run for re-election in a planned December election.

WHO declares DRC Ebola-free

The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declared over by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

DRC to hold polls on Dec. 23, FM assures Angola

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is committed to holding general elections on Dec. 23, Foreign Minister Leonard Okitundu has said.

Ebola: WHO reports great feat in Congo

Congo has made great strides in fighting Ebola, but the virus is not yet under control, a senior World Health Organisation (WHO) official said on Friday, a month after an outbreak was declared in the country.

DRC approves 5 new Ebola drugs – WHO

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has approved the use of five investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), marking the first time such treatments have been available in the midst of an Ebola outbreak in the country, the WHO said.

Ebola Outbreak: AU disease control centre to help DR Congo

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has activitated an emergency operation to support efforts by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in fighting against the new Ebola outbreak in the country.

Ethiopian Airlines commences flights to DRC, Madagascar

Africa’s largest aviation group, Ethiopian Airlines, on Tuesday inaugurated three new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nosy-Be in Madagascar.

U.S. warns Congo against electronic voting for presidential election

The U. S. has warned the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against using an electronic voting system for the presidential election in December because it has the potential to undermine the credibility of the poll.

U.S. sanctions 4 military, militia leaders in DRC for “destabilising activity”

The U.S. has sanctioned four military and militia leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for engaging in “destabilising activity” that has prolonged the conflict in that country, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

UN warns of ‘breaking point’ humanitarian situation in DR Congo

The UN has decried the dire humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) saying the world could not stand idle as millions in the crisis-torn country ‘suffer in silence’.

Zambia intensifies surveillance after Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Health authorities in Zambia have intensified surveillance in areas bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola in that country, a senior government official said on Monday.

UNHCR sends relief items for Congolese IDPS

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is shipping tents, mosquito nets and other essential relief items to Angola, where some 9,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled this month alone.

Yellow Fever kills 400 in Angola, DRC, WHO to vaccinate 14 million

Yellow Fever has killed 400 people in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, as the World Health Organisation, WHO, begins mass vaccination...

African leaders puppets for Western world – DRC Ambassador

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria, Marie-Louise Kombe, has said some African leaders are puppets for the western world. Kombe...

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