Stories tagged: Congo
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency, authorities said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
With Ebola reaching Congo’s eastern city of Goma, authorities are tracking down bus passengers who rode with a pastor who became the first confirmed case in the regional capital
Mon., July 8, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
The International Criminal Court on Monday convicted a notorious rebel commander known as “The Terminator” of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and sexual …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
About 7,500 Congolese fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday, urging the international community to give more toward humanitarian …
UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo disqualifies as global emergency; Georgetown global health expert says declaration long overdue
The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo – which spilled into Uganda this week – is an “extraordinary event” of deep concern but does not …
Wed., June 12, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has …
Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has surpassed 2,000 cases and is picking up speed.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 4:31 p.m.
Congo’s health minister says more than 1,000 people have died from Ebola since an outbreak began in August. Health Minister Oly Ilunga told the Associated Press on Friday that four …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
There is growing alarm about the Ebola virus outbreak in eastern Congo, with a record number of cases being reported for a single day. Congo’s health ministry says 27 cases …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
The World Health Organization said Friday that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.
Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo’s deadly outbreak on Saturday, with one police officer killed and health workers injured.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 1 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
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.”
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
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.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:03 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
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 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.”
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
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 …
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 …