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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 13

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 23

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 28

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 39

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 42

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

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

27 July 2018 5:30 PM Small plane crash in DRC's Kasai province kills at least 4

Congolese officials say a cargo plane has crashed outside Kamako city in Kasai province, killing at least four people. Local Tshikapa territory administrator Jean-Paul Kuzo tells the United Nations-backed Radio Okapi that two people survived and are being treated at Kamako General Hospital. Radio Okapi cites witnesses saying at least four people died. Kuzo says teams 24

24 July 2018 7:29 AM Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals

Mobile services operator Vodacom on Tuesday said it increased group data revenue by 9.6% in the quarter to end-June 2018 on the back of increased customer numbers. The group said in a trade update that it added 2.5 million customers - 1.5 million in South Africa and 1.0 million in its International operations - to reach 76.5 million. This excludes Safricom 53

20 July 2018 12:20 PM ICC denies damages to kids born after DRC village attack

War crimes judges ruled on Thursday that five children born after their parents were victims of a brutal 2003 attack on a Congolese village were not eligible to receive compensation. The International Criminal Court (ICC) judges "dismissed the requests for reparations made by these applicants" in the case of the convicted warlord Germain Katanga, the tribunal 25