Gulf Times - Democratic-Republic-of-Congo
Acid truck spill kills 20 near Glencore Congo mine

Acid truck spill kills 20 near Glencore Congo mine

About 20 people died on Wednesday when a truck carrying acid to Glencore's Mutanda Mine in Democratic Republic of Congo collided with two other vehicles, Glencore said on Friday.

Congo police fire live rounds to disperse opposition candidate supporters

Congo police fire live rounds to disperse opposition candidate supporters

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired teargas and live bullets for a second day on Wednesday to disperse supporters of opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu, killing at least one person, local activists said.

Militants kill at least 18 civilians in Congo's Ebola zone

Militants kill at least 18 civilians in Congo's Ebola zone

Suspected militiamen have killed at least 18 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak, an army spokesman said on Friday.

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DR Congo

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DR Congo

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others -- mostly children -- in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, officials said on Sunday.

Six killed in rebel attack on DR Congo military post

Six killed in rebel attack on DR Congo military post

A rebel attack on an army post in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo left six people dead, civilian and military sources said Friday.

Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills at least 14 civilians

Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills at least 14 civilians

At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area.

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

At least 27 people drowned when an overloaded riverboat capsized in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Wednesday.

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilised - WHO chief

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilised - WHO chief

It is too soon to say that an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilising due to difficulties identifying new cases near rebel-controlled areas, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in Congo is stabilising

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in Congo is stabilising

A deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilising, giving reason for cautious optimism, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Congo set to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Congo set to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Jessica Ilunga said 4,000 doses of vaccine were shipped on Saturday to Mbandaka, which last week registered the first cases in an urban area since the latest flare-up of the disease was announced earlier this month.

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak

The reassessment came after the first confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of around 1.5 million.

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

The outbreak, publicly declared on May 8, had previously been reported in a rural area of Equateur that lies roughly 150 kilometres from Mbandaka.