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New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 days

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had been brought under control after 23 days without any fresh infections. In an update issued on Friday, the health ministry said the new case had been discovered in the conflict-wracked Beni region. "It seems the patient was infected after being exposed to bodily fluids from a patient who had recovered from Ebola.
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Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people

Communities clash over natural resources as arrivals from South Sudan and DRC plunder environment for fuel and constructionThe cutting down of millions of trees has sparked angry clashes in parts of Uganda between local people and refugees who have been fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The timber is being used for house construction, fuel and to make charcoal. In the north and west of the country, where an estimated 1.1 million refugees are li...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Uganda, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Refugees, Global development, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc


Ebola vaccine offered in exchange for sex, Congo taskforce meeting told

As experts urge global warning over outbreak, women and girls in Beni report alleged exploitationAn unparalleled Ebola vaccination programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become engulfed in allegations of impropriety, amid claims that women are being asked for sexual favours in exchange for treatment.Research by several NGOs has revealed that a deep mistrust of health workers is rife in DRC and gender-based violence is believed to have increased since the start of the Ebola outbrea...
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Ebola vaccine offered in exchange for sex, say women in Congo

As experts urge global warning over outbreak, women and girls in Beni report alleged exploitationAn unparalleled Ebola vaccination programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become engulfed in allegations of impropriety, amid claims that women are being asked for sexual favours in exchange for treatment.Research by several NGOs has revealed that a deep mistrust of health workers is rife in DRC and gender-based violence is believed to have increased since the start of the Ebola outbrea...
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The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People, Including Nearly 100 Children

The latest update on the current outbreak of Ebola ravaging Africa shows the situation there continues to worsen. This past weekend, the Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported that, as of February 10, there have been 811 confirmed or probable cases of the viral disease since August 2018…Read more...
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Nearly 100 children dead as world's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has claimed the lives of nearly 100 children. At least 97 children, 65 of whom were younger than 5 years old, have died from Ebola virus disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since the outbreak was declared there Aug. 1, according to a press release from Save the Children, a charity supporting the fight against the current epidemic. "We are at a crossroads," Heather Kerr, Save the Children's country director in th...
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Congo's election: a defeat for democracy, a disaster for the people

In accepting the controversial outcome of DRC’s presidential election, the global community has failed the countryThe major players in the international community have accepted the outcome of January’s elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the name of stability. In doing so, they have failed the Congolese people.Moreover, they have fallen short of the aspirations of the UN’s sustainable development goals, which call for “accountable and inclusive institutions”. Continue read...
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'People are so afraid they hide in the forest': Ebola in DRC – in pictures

More than 750 people have died of Ebola in recent months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with efforts to contain the outbreak hampered by conflict – and fear of treatment centresPhotographs by Kate Holt Continue reading...
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Ebola outbreak spreads in DR Congo

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN) – The second wave of an Ebola outbreak is growing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The outbreak originally began in August 2018 in North Kivu. There have been at least 680 cases and over 400 deaths since then. Ebola cases continue to increase. There is a concern the disease could reach the city of Goma. “It’s been going pretty quick and pretty fast, and it’s now the second biggest outbreak…that we know of in history at this point,” Mission Aviation Fellowshi...
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Tshisekedi calls for 'a Congo for all' after disputed election

As Kabila wraps presidential sash around successor, doubts linger about vote’s credibilityThe new president in the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for national reconciliation after being sworn in in Kinshasa as successor to Joseph Kabila in Congo’s first transfer of power via an election in 59 years of independence.Felix Tshisekedi said to cheers from thousands of supporters on the lawn of the presidential palace. “We want to build a strong Congo, turned toward its development in peace a...
Tags: Africa, World news, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, KINSHASA, Joseph Kabila, Kabila, Tshisekedi, Felix Tshisekedi


Congo Swears in New President Despite Dispute Over Vote

Tshisekedi takes over from Joseph Kabila, who led the country since 2001
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, Tshisekedi, Onetime


Ranger motivation in dangerous African park

A new study looks at the job satisfaction of front line conservation rangers working in challenging conditions at a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and identifies ways to improve motivation to make them more effective at enforcing the law.
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Study looks at ranger motivation in dangerous African park

A new study looks at the job satisfaction of front line conservation rangers working in challenging conditions at a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and identifies ways to improve motivation to make them more effective at enforcing the law.
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DRC opposition urges civil disobedience after election appeal rejected

Leaked data appears to indicate the defeated Martin Fayulu actually won with about 60% of votes An opposition politician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has called on his millions of followers to conduct a peaceful campaign of civil disobedience following the rejection of his appeal against election results by the country’s highest court.Martin Fayulu said he considered himself the “sole legitimate president-elect” of the country and urged the Congolese people not to recognise “any indiv...
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DRC court confirms Felix Tshisekedi winner of presidential election

Opponent Martin Fayulu rejects ruling, saying the court has enabled a ‘constitutional coup d’etat’ The constitutional court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s presidential election win, dismissing a challenge from another opposition leader who had accused him and the ruling party of stitching up the result.Second-placed Martin Fayulu rejected the provisional tally for DRC’s election released last week, saying it was the product of a secret deal between Tshis...
Tags: Africa, World news, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc, Joseph Kabila, Tshisekedi, Martin Fayulu, Felix Tshisekedi


Senior WHO official accused of using Ebola cash to pay for girlfriend's flight

World Health Organization launches inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexismClaims that a senior employee at the World Health Organization misused Ebola funds to fly his girlfriend to west Africa are among a tide of allegations under investigation by the agency.An internal inquiry has been launched by the WHO following a series of anonymous whistleblower emails that alleged widespread racism, sexism and misspending. Continue reading...
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Ebola cases in Congo expected to double amid fears outbreak could cross borders

With health system at breaking point, uncertainty over how virus is being transmitted prompt fears it could range beyond DRCThe number of Ebola cases recorded each day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is expected to more than double, with concern mounting that uncertainty over how the virus is being transmitted could result in it spreading to neighbouring countries.On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its warning that there is a very high risk of the outbreak spread...
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African Leaders Want Congo To Delay Its Presidential Inauguration

The African Union is calling on the Democratic Republic of the Congo to hold off declaring final results of the disputed presidential election. African leaders have "serious doubts" about the results.
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What is a translation consultant?

International (MNN) – Translation work, at a glance, might seem like a pretty simple job. Don’t you just translate, word for word, from one language to another? But in reality, it’s not that easy. Throw in words that have no equal in another language, cultural connotations, and different grammatical structure, and things get complicated pretty quickly. This is why the workers at Wycliffe Bible Translators are so diverse in their skillsets. And one job you may have never thought of within this...
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Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea medicines, and healthcare for mothers and babies around the world. The couple's worried that countries like the US and UK might be "distracted" by other domestic issues right now, and that'll lead to more deaths and unrest. They argue that every $1 they put into the global health funds over the past 18 years has seen a $20 r...
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African Union calls on DRC to delay election announcement

Bloc has ‘serious doubts’ over vote, for which declared runner up has called a recountThe African Union has issued a surprise last-minute demand for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s government to suspend the announcement of final results of the deeply disputed presidential election.DRC’s constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge filed by the election’s declared runner-up. Martin Fayulu has requested a recount, alleging fraud. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Democratic Republic of the Congo, African Union, Drc, Martin Fayulu


AHF urges United Nations to follow own mandate for protecting Ebola response efforts

As the second worst Ebola outbreak in history rages on in Central Sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) urges the United Nations Security Council to protect response efforts, healthcare workers and civilians by enforcing its existing UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo mandate to ensure the security of personnel and resources being used to fight the virus.
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Congo’s Constitutional Court Begins Presidential Election Appeals Hearing

The court must rule on the appeal by Saturday
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Onetime


World's 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 1, a total of 649 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the country's northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Among those cases, 600 have tested positive for Ebola virus disease, which causes an often-fatal type of hemorrhagic fever, according to Monday night'...
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African nations call for recount in DRC election

SADC also urges government of national unity to ease crisis after poll result contestedA powerful regional body of African states has called for a recount in the contested presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The unexpected move underlines growing worries that instead of marking a turning point for the troubled country, the 30 December vote and the deepening political crisis it has triggered will instead lead to a slide into anarchy and violence. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Democratic Republic of the Congo, SADC, Drc


Why Africa’s ageing leaders are keeping a close watch on DRC power struggle

The long-awaited and controversial election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could set the tone for the rest of the continent, with fears that democracy may be the loserAfter a tumultous week, the streets of the cities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are likely to be quiet on Sundayas congregations file into churches to hear priests and preachers call for the Lord’s blessing on a troubled land.Few doubt that the DRC is at a critical moment. The long-delayed elections that were fin...
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Man accused of shooting down UN chief: ‘Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to…’

Exclusive research reveals that a British-trained Belgian mercenary admitted the killing of Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961Jan van Risseghem was only a teenager when his mother ordered him to flee Nazi-occupied Belgium for her native England with his brother Maurice. After hiding in a convent, and an epic journey across the war-torn continent, they reached safety in Portugal, then took a ship north.Once in England, the pair signed up with the Belgian resistance, and with the help of an uncle enrolled f...
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RAF veteran ‘admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general’

Cold case documentary casts new light on mystery of Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crash in ZambiaNew evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa.Jan van Risseghem has been named as a possible attacker before, but has always been described simply as a Belgian pilot. The Observer can now reveal that he had extensive ties to Britain, including a British mother and wife, trained with the RAF a...
Tags: Africa, World news, Britain, Un, Raf, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sundance film festival, Dag Hammarskjöld, ZambiaNew, Africa Jan van Risseghem


The Congo’s Electoral Commission Waits for Final Presidential Election Reports

The runner-up says he plans to challenge the election results in court
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Electoral Commission, Onetime


Safe birth of baby born to Ebola survivor hailed as a medical miracle

Daughter of Congolese woman treated for Ebola in December becomes only second healthy child born in such circumstances The daughter of a pregnant woman who was cured of Ebola has survived and tested negative for the virus, in a case that has been described as a medical miracle.Sylvana, born on 6 January and weighing 3.7kg, is the second baby in the world known to have survived after being born to a woman who had Ebola. It is the first case in which both mother and baby have survived. Continue re...
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