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16 August 2018 4:12 AM Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday. "A total of 2 100 patients are currently being treated and since February we have registered 125 deaths," said Hippolyte Mutombo Mbwebwe, health minister in the eastern Kasai region. Ten more cases 20

14 August 2018 2:30 PM DRC's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry says a deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into Ituri province as a vaccination campaign in neighbouring North Kivu province continues in the country's northeast. The ministry is reporting 57 cases of haemorrhagic fever, 30 of them confirmed as Ebola and 27 listed as probable. Of 41 reported deaths, 14 have been confirmed 28

13 August 2018 7:06 PM UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in DRC

The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's rival political parties and the institutions organising December's elections to ensure peaceful and credible voting and a democratic transition of power. The UN's most powerful body issued a statement on Monday welcoming recent steps in the electoral process, including President Joseph 26

12 August 2018 4:07 PM DRC's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

The World Health Organisation's director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Democratic Republic of Congo's east mean the response to the nation's tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke in Beni city, where an Ebola response centre has been established 34

09 August 2018 5:36 AM WATCH: Top 3 world news videos today

1. NY Congressman charged with insider trading New York Representative Chris Collins, an early supporter of President Trump, was indicted Monday for insider trading. The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended speculation that he would seek re-election, now well beyond his original term limit. Joseph Kabila's decision to step down eases 20

08 August 2018 1:19 PM Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's latest deadly outbreak

The World Health Organisation says experts are starting to carry out Ebola vaccinations in Democratic Republic of Congo's latest deadly outbreak. Health officials have warned that containing the outbreak is complicated by the presence of multiple armed groups in the northeast region that borders Uganda and Rwanda. DRC's health ministry says at least 45

07 August 2018 5:17 PM Four more dead from Ebola in DRC

Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region with deep security 48

07 August 2018 12:31 PM DRC's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry says three more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in North Kivu province as the country faces its tenth outbreak of the deadly virus. Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga says in a statement that at least four Ebola deaths are confirmed. He says there are now 16 confirmed cases of the haemorrhagic 27

06 August 2018 7:26 PM Three Burundi soldiers killed in ambush: police

At least three Burundian soldiers were killed and five others injured in an attack outside of the capital Bujumbura at the weekend, police and media sources said on Monday. According to SOS Medias Burundi, a collective of independent journalists, an army truck was ambushed on Sunday night in the town of Gihanga, 15km from the capital. "A truck with about 63

01 August 2018 3:28 PM DRC announces 4 new Ebola cases in North Kivu province

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over. The ministry says there is no indication the two epidemics separated by more than 2 500km are related. The North Kivu health division notified the ministry on Saturday 23