Stories tagged: Congo
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
At least 50 people were killed early Saturday and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Congo has approved the use of four more experimental treatments in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast, as health officials try to contain the spread amid the threat from …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 5 p.m.
The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo’s latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 2 p.m.
Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Congo’s minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
The risk of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak spreading is “very low” because of the remote area, a Congolese disease expert said Wednesday as medical teams arrived on the scene.
Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:53 a.m.
Congo’s government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed there.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country’s humanitarian crisis …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
Authorities in northeastern Congo say more than 40 new deaths have been reported in an area where fighting has erupted between two communities in recent weeks.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Organizers of anti-government marches in Congo say security forces shot dead at least four people and wounded dozens more in Sunday’s nationwide protest against President Joseph Kabila’s extended rule.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
For the past year, sisters Florance Mawazo and Mahirwe Solange Kobwa – refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who spent nearly two decades in a Ugandan United Nations camp …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
Authorities in Congo say at least 33 people have died amid flooding in and around the capital of Kinshasa.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Congo’s top election official announced Sunday that a long-awaited presidential vote would not be held until late December 2018, months later than key opposition leaders have been seeking.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
KINSHASA, Congo– Congo’s long-delayed presidential vote cannot take place until 2019 despite a deal with the opposition that it would occur this year, a top election official said Wednesday. The …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Congo President Joseph Kabila says a timeline for his country’s delayed and highly anticipated presidential election should be released “soon.”
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
BUNIA, Congo – She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Khalfani Ramadani and his wife, Josephine, were reunified in Spokane this week. It was the first time they’d seen each other in the two years since Ramadani came to the …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi’s border, officials said Saturday.