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Report: One in four African children live in conflict zones

About 170 million children live in conflict zones across Africa – equivalent to one in every four African children – the highest absolute number of any region in the world, according to a report by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation.

WHO: Ebola outbreak remains global threat

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organisation has said.
Democratic Republic of Congo

New killings in eastern DR Congo blamed on ADF militia

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, just days after another massacre, local officials and police said.
Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.

Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola

Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.

One injured, 10 arrests in anti-UN demo in DR Congo

A student was injured and 10 other people were arrested on Wednesday in renewed protests in eastern DR Congo at perceived UN failures to combat a notorious armed group, an AFP journalist saw.
The plane, operated by the local company Busy Bee, crashed during takeoff for a flight to the city of Beni [Pamela Tulizo-AFP]

Plane crash kills 23 in DR Congo

Twenty-three bodies were recovered on Sunday after a small plane crashed on takeoff into a densely populated area of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue workers said.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Rebels kill 14 civilians in DR Congo

Assailants in DR Congo have killed 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives against Ugandan rebel strongholds in the east of the country, a local official said on Saturday.

DR Congo rebels kill six members of same family

Rebels have killed six members of the same family in eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Friday, more than two weeks after the Congolese army announced an offensive to root out insurgents.
KINSHASA - Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.
Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.

First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said on Saturday that they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its second deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said.
Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed on Friday,Aug 2, in an attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Three doctors charged with terrorism, conspiracy over death of WHO epidemiologist

Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed on Friday,Aug 2, in an attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the densely populated city tested positive for the disease, the country’s presidency said.

DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola

“A total of 12 people from various centres on the outskirts (of Goma) are undergoing testing after the response team triggered the alert protocol,” it said in a statement.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Third Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

A year after the start of a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a third case has been confirmed on Thursday in the major border city of Goma, just as neighbouring Rwanda announced the closure of the border between the two countries.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Second Ebola death confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

A second person has died of Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, a major transport hub, the county’s point man for the epidemic told AFP on Wednesday.

Ebola: Two health workers killed in DR Congo

Two health workers engaged in prevention of Ebola disease were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the Health Ministry said on Monday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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