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As Ebola outbreak marks 6 months, health centers a concern

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo marked six months on Friday with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Congo’s surprise new leader in first peaceful power transfer

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as Congo’s president Thursday, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago, and immediately announced …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only …


Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.”


Catholic Church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its …


Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Congo’s government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power.


U.S. sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region to protect U.S. assets from possible …


Congo’s Catholic church says data show clear election winner

The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday’s presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Congo’s top archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”


‘Young miracle:’ Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

They call her the “young miracle.” A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.


Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to …


U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight …


Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker infected

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.


At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire

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 …


Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo now ‘very high,’ WHO says

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.


Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

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 …


Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

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.

Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

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.


Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak

Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives.


Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

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 …


Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

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 …


Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

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 …


Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

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 …


After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for U.N.

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.

‘Major, major game-changer’: Ebola spreads to big Congo city

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 …


Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak in northwest

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 …


Risk of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak spreading ‘very low’

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.


Congo health ministry confirms 2 Ebola cases in new outbreak

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 boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated

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 …


41 new deaths reported in latest violence in northeast Congo

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.