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Congo declares state of siege over eastern bloodshed

May 01, 2021 9:39 am

Announcing Tshisekedi's decision, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said: "The objective is to swiftly end the insecurity which is killing our fellow citizens in that part of the country on a daily basis."

Congo Republic opposition presidential candidate Kolelas dies at 61

March 22, 2021 2:30 pm

Kolelas, the son of former Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas, came second in the 2016 presidential election.

Italian ambassador to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

February 22, 2021 8:35 pm

In a brief statement, the ministry said Luca Attanasio and the officer were killed in Goma, the eastern regional capital. They were travelling in a convoy of the UN stabilization mission in Congo.

Silver monolith set on fire after mysterious appearance in Congo

February 20, 2021 10:25 am

According to news agency Reuters, the 12-foot metallic structure appeared in the capital Kinshasa’s Bandal neighbourhood on February 14.

Ebola resurfaces in previous epidemic zone of Congo, WHO says

February 08, 2021 11:07 am

Butembo was one of the epicentres of the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak that lasted almost two years in eastern Congo, causing 3,481 cases and 2,299 deaths.

Wars, instability pose vaccine challenges in poor nations

December 27, 2020 6:18 pm

More than 100 health workers, vaccinators and security officials involved in polio vaccination have been killed since 2012.

Congo announces end to its 11th deadly Ebola outbreak

November 18, 2020 5:18 pm

The outbreak in western Congo emerged shortly before eastern Congo marked an official end on June 25 to the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years. The two strains were not related, officials said.

US regulators approve first treatment for Ebola virus

October 15, 2020 8:16 am

The drug was one of four tested during an outbreak in Congo that killed nearly 2,300 people before it ended in June.

Black activists take Congolese statue from Dutch museum

September 12, 2020 10:38 am

The Afrika Museum said in a statement that the statue was removed Thursday from the museum located in Berg en Dal, near the eastern Dutch city of Nijmegen.

Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

June 02, 2020 7:18 am

The discovery is a major blow for Democratic Republic of Congo, which has suffered three Ebola outbreaks since 2017. It is also combating a measles epidemic that has killed over 6,000 and COVID-19, which has infected over 3,000 and killed 71.

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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.