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Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants attacked a hospital in eastern Congo on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on health facilities in the Ebola-hit region.

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has surpassed 1,000, the health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak ever of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country.

Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station

Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station

The Congolese Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) on Saturday criticised as "lenient" jail terms of up to three years handed out to six police officers accused in the deaths of 13 young men.

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

UN: At least 890 people killed in western Congo, according to reports

UN: At least 890 people killed in western Congo, according to reports

At least 890 people were killed over three days in mid-December in western Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared the winner of the troubled country's presidential election, but another opposition candidate cried foul and vowed to challenge the results.

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Riot police deployed at the electoral commission's headquarters in Kinshasa on Wednesday ahead of the expected announcement of a result in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election ...

Congo elections 'will not take place,' opposition official says

Congo elections 'will not take place,' opposition official says

Congo's electoral commission has said Sunday's presidential vote will not take place and is calling for a postponement, opposition official Jacquemin Shabani told dpa.

Fire that destroyed 8,000 voting machines was act of sabotage: Congo

Fire that destroyed 8,000 voting machines was act of sabotage: Congo

Almost 8,000 voting machines have been destroyed in a fire in the Congolese capital, just weeks ahead of presidential elections, the electoral commission said Thursday.

Opposition divided as two candidates vow to run in Congo election

Opposition divided as two candidates vow to run in Congo election

Congolese presidential hopeful Martin Fayulu says he is confident of winning elections in December despite news that another opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi, is now running against him, ignoring an opposition pact to field a joint candidate.

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared ...