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Congo Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases: health ministry

Congo's Ebola epidemic has now exceeded 1,000 cases, the Health Ministry said on Monday, with a death toll of 629 in the world's second worst ever outbreak. Health workers have been better prepared than ever for this latest epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever, which causes severe vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding, and kills more than half those it infects. New technologies like a trial vaccine, experimental treatments and futuristic cube-shaped mobile units for treating patients have helped curb t...


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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Ebola outbreak spreads to new city in conflict-hit Congo

Home to nearly one million people, Bunia is the latest Congolese city to report an Ebola infection
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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 […]
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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.
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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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Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka could choose DR Congo over England

Wan-Bissaka misses out on England squad Gareth Southgate named his England squad earlier this week for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. England will host Czech Republic on March 22nd before travelling to Montenegro on March 25th. The full squad can be seen below. Here it is – the #ThreeLions‘ squad for our opening two #Euro2020 qualifiers:https://t.co/3seiPqsZrO — England (@England) March 13, 2019 One big omission from the squad was Crystal Palace right-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 21-year...
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Protests erupt in Congo capital over local election results

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Witnesses say at least one person is dead after protests over local elections turned violent in Congo’s capital. Members of President Felix Tshisekedi’s Union for Democracy and Social Progress took to the streets of Kinshasa after the party failed to win any senate seats from Kinshasa in the regional assembly. Police […]
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U.S. Government Beefs Up Presence Near Congo's Ebola Epicenter

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dispatching a dozen additional staff and sending some of them closer to the area of the outbreak.(Image credit: John Wessels/Getty Images)
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UK charity knew of alleged abuse in Congo parks but did not act

Wildlife trust that funded ‘eco-guards’ at the centre of rights abuse claims comes under scrutiny over failure to alert charities’ watchdogA British charity set up to fund conservation parks in the Congo basin knew about allegations that tribal people were being abused by park guards but failed to alert the charities’ watchdog, the Guardian can reveal.Last week, WWF launched an inquiry into claims that it has funded paramilitary guards accused of torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering peop...
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Improper Voting Discovered at Methodist Vote on Gay Clergy

Ballots were cast by individuals who were not authorized to vote at the conference, according to interviews and a review of the church’s records.
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Improper Voting Occurred at Methodist Conference That Strengthened Ban on Gay Clergy

Ballots were cast by individuals who were not authorized to vote at the conference, according to interviews and a review of the church’s records.
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WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support

"We have averted a much larger outbreak," WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus Adhanom told a news conference, adding that the affected area was contained and shrinking within a certain geographic area. "Our target now is to finish it within the next six months." The number of new cases has halved to 25 per week since January, and the virus was now concentrated in Butembo and Katwa, although community distrust and attacks by armed groups were hampering the response. On Thursday, a group of young men ...
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Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO

GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth attack on a health center was reported. At least 584 people have died among the 927 confirmed […]
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WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has just returned from a visit to eastern Congo, noted reports on Thursday of a new attack on an […]
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Congo president pardons about 700 political prisoners

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — New Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor. Tshisekedi signed the decree Wednesday, fulfilling a promise he made earlier this month to do so during his first 100 days in office. Among those set for release is Firmin Yangambi, who was sentenced […]
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Amy Adams Developing Poisonwood Bible Under HBO First-Look Deal

Amy Adams developing Poisonwood Bible under HBO first-look deal Deadline brings word that Oscar nominee Amy Adams (Vice, American Hustle, The Fighter) has inked a first-look deal with HBO after launching a new production company, Bond Group Entertainment, with manager Stacy O’Neil. Adams’ first project under the deal, Poisonwood Bible, is currently in development. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRe...
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11 Shows And Panels You Need To Be At For SXSW Starting Today [Kosha Dillz]

From indie rapper Kosha Dillz: "SXSW is in full swing. This is my life 11th year playing it officially out of 12 years in Austin.  There are certain shows and bands and panels I just wouldn't wanna miss. There are so many out there, I just think it is time to shed light on a few."   PS. My big showcase is tonight  so of course come say hey and say you saw me on hypebot so we can give you free pickles and seltzer, since everyone else gives free food and alcohol.   1. KO...
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DR Congo: Violence may be crime against humanity, UN says

People were burnt alive and a two-year-old was thrown into a septic tank, a UN investigation says.
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UN: December massacre in Congo left 535 people dead

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.N. investigators say crimes against humanity may have been committed when at least 535 people were killed in intercommunal violence over three days in Congo in December. The investigative team believes the death toll from the massacre in western Congo is likely higher, saying many victims’ bodies are believed to have […]
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Dieumerci Mbokani: DR Congo striker recalled for crucial Afcon qualifier

Veteran striker Dieumerci Mbokani is recalled to DR Congo's squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Liberia on 24 March.
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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Black box found as more British victims are identified

The seven British and one Irish victims China grounds Boeing 737 Max-8 jets The black box from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane has been recovered, the country's state-affiliated broadcaster reported.  One Irishman and seven Britons were among the 157 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 737 Max-8 jet which came down shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  South Korea is now conducting special inspections of two planes of the same model in the fleet of one of its budget ...
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Former Congolese vice president seeks compensation from ICC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former vice president of Congo who was acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of crimes in Central African Republic is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation. Lawyers for Jean-Pierre Bemba released a lengthy written application Monday in which they ask judges at the global court to […]
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First British victims identified among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

A grieving father said on Sunday he had “never wanted” his “soft and loving” daughter to be on a plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 passengers and crew onboard. Joanna Toole was one of seven Britons who perished when a Boeing 737 Max-8 jet, which was only months old, crashed just six minutes after take off. The US aircraft giant launched an investigation amid growing concern over the passenger jet’s design. The same model had crashed in Indonesia less than five months ago, killing a...
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First of seven Britons identified among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

A grieving father said on Sunday he had “never wanted” his “soft and loving” daughter to be on a plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 passengers and crew onboard. Joanna Toole was one of seven Britons who perished when a Boeing 737 Max-8 jet, which was only months old, crashed just six minutes after take off. The US aircraft giant launched an investigation amid growing concern over the passenger jet’s design. The same model had crashed in Indonesia less than five months ago, killing a...
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Ebola treatment center attacked again as Congo battles a deadly epidemic

Militants attacked an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing a police officer as the nation battles a growing epidemic that has killed hundreds.
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1 Killed In Latest Attack On Ebola Treatment Center In Congo

An Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been attacked for a second time in the past month, as the country deals with one of the largest outbreaks of the epidemic in history.(Image credit: JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Congo's Mai Mai militiamen attack Ebola treatment center

Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment center at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding health workers before being repelled by security forces. The center in Butembo was the same one torched by unknown assailants last week, an attack that prompted medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres to suspend activities in the area. Aid workers have faced deep mistrust in some areas as they work to contain the outbreak of the dea...
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