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WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop

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.

Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks

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.

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

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.

New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.


WHO says Congo’s Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency

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.


Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

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.


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 …