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Militants Attack Congo Ebola Treatment Center Hours After WHO Staffer Killed in Another Incident

Attacks by rebel groups have posed serious challenges to containing Ebola
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Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

They were trying to imitate the rangers who raised them, a park official said.
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ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo

A recent assault on a military barracks was the first Congo attack claimed by the terror group. But there were earlier signs of an ISIS franchise in the region.
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New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

BENI, Congo (AP) — Militia members have attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday. Butembo city’s deputy mayor, Patrick Kambale Tsiko, told The Associated Press that the attackers armed with machetes tried to burn down the center in Katwa district […]
Tags: News, Nation, World Health Organization, Congo, The Associated Press, BENI Congo AP, Katwa, Patrick Kambale Tsiko


ISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Islamic State propagandists said the group was responsible for an assault that left eight Congolese soldiers dead. It was the group’s first Congo attack.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Terrorism, Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Allied Democratic Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa


Congo court annuls sentence for exiled opposition leader

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A lawyer for Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says a court has annulled his three-year prison sentence, enabling him to return from exile in Belgium. The Court of Cassation, or supreme court of appeals, made the judgment Friday, saying that Katumbi can enter Congo a free man. Lawyer Jean Joseph Mukendi […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, Moise Katumbi, KINSHASA Congo, Katumbi, Belgium The Court of Cassation, Joseph Mukendi




150 people feared missing after passenger boat sinks in Congo

Up to 150 people are feared missing after a passenger boat sank on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
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Congo’s president says 150 reported missing after boat sinks

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country’s east. The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of Goma when it sank Monday evening. Many of the victims were believed to be traders who make the journey each week. President […]
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150 People Missing After Boat Sinks in Congo, President Says

President Felix Tshisekedi said the boat went down on Monday in Like Kivu.
Tags: News, Congo, Missing Persons, FELIX, Tshisekedi, Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Felix Tshisekedi, Boats and Boating, Maritime Accidents and Safety


Congo’s president wants Ebola contained within 3 months

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo’s president on Tuesday said he wants to see a deadly Ebola virus outbreak contained in less than three months even as some health experts say it could take twice as long. President Felix Tshisekedi spoke as he visited eastern Congo, where this outbreak has become the second-deadliest in history. Congo’s […]
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As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration

The epidemic shows no signs of abating. In the eight-month-old outbreak, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day occurred this week.
Tags: News, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Congo, Ebola Virus, Deaths (Fatalities, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Your-feed-science


Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official says he’s “more concerned than I have ever been” about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in Congo after a recent spike in cases. Emanuele Capobianco spoke by phone ahead of a key World Health Organization meeting in Geneva later Friday about whether to declare […]
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Emergency panel meets as Congo Ebola outbreak gathers pace

Faltering national response to epidemic prompts experts to consider official announcement of public health crisisExperts will convene for an emergency meeting on Friday to determine whether the recent escalation of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should be declared a global health crisis.More than eight months into the epidemic, which has killed 751 people, agencies warned the disease is still not under control. The response to the outbreak has been complicated by conflict, p...
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US tourist and driver freed after being kidnapped by gunmen in Uganda

An American tourist and her tour guide who were abducted in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park last week have been rescued, officials confirmed on Sunday. Kimberly Sue Endicott, a US tourist, was captured along with her guide during an evening game drive by an armed gang who demanded $500,000 (£383,427) in ransom for her safe release. "Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda," Ofwono Opondo, a spokesperson for the Ugandan ...
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Belfast doctor tells of fighting Ebola in African war zone

NI-born Stacey Mearns has just returned from Congo where she was battling the spread of the deadly virus.
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Belgium Apologizes for Kidnapping Children From African Colonies

Prime Minister Charles Michel offered the apology for the kidnapping and forced adoption of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples when Belgium ruled Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.
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American Kidnapped In Uganda, Held For Ransom, Police Say

Ugandan police say the 35-year-old woman was abducted while on a game drive in a national park near the border of Congo. It is U.S. policy not to pay ransom demands.(Image credit: BRENNAN LINSLEY/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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A New Egyptian Power Play

By pushing new constitutional changes, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi aims to become president for life. That seems fine with President Trump.
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Delayed Congo legislative vote begins in Ebola areas

BENI, Congo (AP) — Long-awaited legislative elections are underway in three provincial centers in Congo after authorities postponed them because of Ebola and violence. In the town of Beni on Sunday, voters were washing their hands before entering polling centers as a protection against Ebola, which is transmitted by the bodily fluids of sick people. […]
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Ebola treatment center in Congo reopens after attack

An Ebola treatment center located at the epicenter of the current outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resumed operations after it was attacked last month, the country's health ministry said on Saturday. The center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the district of Katwa was set on fire on Feb. 24 by unknown attackers, forcing staff to evacuate patients. "For now it is managed by the ministry in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF," it said, ...
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UN starts looking toward the end of peacekeeping in Congo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Friday called for a strategic review of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo with a view to progressively handing over its responsibilities to the country’s newly elected government led by President Felix Tshisekedi. A resolution adopted unanimously by the council asks Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to provide members […]
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Ex-spy linked to Congo assassination plot found dead

The man is linked to a plot to kill the former head of Congo's presidential guard Ferdinand Mbaou.
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Study: Community mistrust high amid Congo Ebola outbreak

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn’t real, according to a new study released Wednesday, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are now facing. The survey found that a deep mistrust of the Ebola response resulted in those people being 15 times less […]
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UN officials: 13 million in Congo need aid in major increase

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials say the number of people needing humanitarian aid in Congo has increased dramatically in the past year to 13 million, including 7.5 million children. Henrietta Fore, head of the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF, told a news conference Monday that 4 million of those children are suffering from acute […]
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Health Workers In Congo Face Another Threat In Addition To Ebola

Officials say it's the biggest obstacle to ending the Ebola outbreak in Congo: many are mistrustful of health workers. Aid groups are proposing strategies to win people over.
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What Needs To Be Done To End Congo's Ebola Crisis

The surge in attacks on responders obscures a crucial point: The violence is coming from two very different sources. And efforts to combat one could exacerbate the other.(Image credit: John Wessels/Getty Images)
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Congo president suspends installing senators after violence

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s interior minister says the president has suspended installing newly elected senators after weekend protests led to violence that killed at least one person. Interior Minister Basile Olongo said Monday that President Felix Tshisekedi has also postponed governor elections set for March 27. He made the decision after meeting with the […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, KINSHASA, Congo AP, Felix Tshisekedi, Basile Olongo


Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out.
Tags: News, Epidemics, Congo, Ebola Virus, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Redfield, United States Politics and Government, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Robert R, Your-feed-science


African Champions League: Simba SC through to quarter-finals

Tanzania's Simba SC defeat DR Congo's AS Vita Club to reach the African Champions League quarter-finals as Al Ahly and TP Mazembe also qualify.
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