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5-year-old dies of Ebola as outbreak crosses Congo border

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 killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo.

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 deaths in the outbreak’s epicenter of Katwa helped push the death toll to 1,008. The outbreak in eastern Congo was already the second-deadliest in history. Efforts to control it have been complicated by a volatile security situation and deep community mistrust.

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 were confirmed on Monday, the highest number since the outbreak was declared in August.

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 plans for the release of all political prisoners.

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 legitimate president.”

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 40,000 observers at all polling stations across the troubled country.

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 “violent demonstrations,” while the country’s powerful Catholic church warned of a popular “uprising” if untrue results are announced.

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 the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.