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Banned Jean-Pierre Bemba denounces DR Congo election as ‘parody’

Former Democratic Republic of the Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba on Tuesday denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a "parody" after he was banned from contesting and accused President Joseph Kabila of trying to hand pick a successor by eliminating serious rivals.

WHO: Congolese doctor infected with Ebola

A doctor in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is hospitalised with Ebola, and 97 of his contacts have been identified in an area almost entirely surrounded by armed militia, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

10 dead in Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo

Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related.

DR Congo: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

Ebola is suspected to have caused as many as 33 deaths during the latest outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry said.

WHO warns over challenges of containing Ebola in DR Congo ‘war zone’

Containing an Ebola outbreak in a "war zone" in the Democratic Republic of Congo is among the most difficult challenges the World Health Organization has faced, a top official said Friday.

DR Congo announces four new Ebola cases in North Kivu province

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over.

DRCs Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.

WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month.

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country.

One new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's health ministry.

50 dead in boat accident in northwest DR Congo

Fifty people died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said on Friday.

MSF: 2 out of 3 patients who escaped quarantine in Congo die

Two of three Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in the Congo river port city of Mbandaka have died, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) mission in the city said on Wednesday.

DR Congo Ebola deaths rise to 26 – ministry

Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

Ebola outbreak: MSF to open 3 additional treatment centres in DR Congo

International humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors Without Borders) will set up three additional facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to provide medical aid to people affected by the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country’s Equateur province.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

The Ebola outbreak in Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly difficult to control.

Ministry: Reported cases of Ebola rise to 42 in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo reported 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease in the ongoing outbreak, Jessica Ilunga, spokeswoman for the country’s Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.

Ebola: WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus arrives DR Congo

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), has arrived Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to assess the needs of Ebola response teams.

WHO chief heads to DR Congo over latest Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization was due in DR Congo on Saturday to aid preparations for "all scenarios" in combatting the latest Ebola outbreak.

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