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WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases

February 12, 2020 10:43 am

The epidemic that already has killed at least 2,249 people has posed challenges never faced before in public health _ the deadly Ebola virus in a conflict zone where not only militia fighters but also communities frightened of outsiders have attacked health workers

43 dead in Congo after group with links to Islamic State go door-to-door in killing spree

December 16, 2019 6:59 pm

A human rights group says at least 11 people are dead in the latest of a series of rebel attacks in eastern Congo, bringing to 43 the number killed in the assaults.

In Congo, an Ebola survivor with a motorbike helps ease fear

October 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Kalubenge is a rare motorcycle taxi driver who is also an Ebola survivor in eastern Congo, making him a welcome collaborator for health workers who have faced deep community mistrust during the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

Explained: Congo's Ebola outbreak may be controllable now. Here's how

August 17, 2019 7:33 am

The virus derives its name from the 250-km long Ebola river which flows through Congo and at a point is over 60-km from Yambuku, the rural Congolese area where some of the first patients of the disease were reported.

Congo: Fresh corruption allegations leveled against president's family

August 08, 2019 10:39 am

Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.

Second Ebola case detected in eastern Congo's main city

July 31, 2019 1:15 pm

The epidemic has killed more than 1,700 people since it was declared almost a year ago, becoming the second-worst outbreak on record.

First Ebola case in Congo city of Goma detected

July 15, 2019 8:19 am

The patient was a priest who became infected during a visit to the town of Butembo, 200 km (124 miles) north of Goma, where he interacted with Ebola patients, Congo's health ministry said in a statement.

Death toll rises to 43 at Glencore mine in Congo after collapse; more expected

June 28, 2019 3:55 pm

The original death toll was estimated at 36 but rose through Thursday evening and into Friday as more bodies were uncovered, the officials said.

At least 36 killed in collapse at Glencore mine in Congo

June 27, 2019 8:39 pm

Richard Muyej, the governor of Lualaba province, told Reuters that the accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company concession, in which Glencore owns a 75 per cent stake.

For third time, WHO declines to declare Ebola outbreak an emergency

June 15, 2019 5:33 pm

With more than 2,100 infected and 1,400 dead, the outbreak centered in eastern Congo is surpassed only by the 2013-16 West Africa outbreak in which more than 28,000 were infected and 11,000 died.


Ebola's life and death struggle in eastern Congo

July 30, 2019 1:20 pm

Health experts agree the experimental Ebola vaccine has saved multitudes in Congo, but after nearly a year and some 171,000 doses given, the epidemic shows few signs of waning - over 1700 have died from the disease.