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WHO extremely concerned about Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

Uganda monitors border as Congo's Ebola death toll at 97

Uganda monitors border as Congo's Ebola death toll at 97

Ninety-seven people have died of suspected Ebola in eastern Congo, according to the health ministry, as neighbouring Uganda works to combat the spread of the virus across the border.

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

The WHO expected more people to become infected and could not be sure that it had identified all chains by which the virus is spreading in the eastern part of the country.

Congo's Kabila will not stand for election in December

Congo's Kabila will not stand for election in December

Congo's President Joseph Kabila will not stand in the election scheduled for December, a spokesman said, finally agreeing to obey a two-term limit.

Ten killed as displaced Congolese are targeted by militia groups

Ten killed as displaced Congolese are targeted by militia groups

Ten people were killed when an armed militia group attacked a community of displaced people in Congo, a local administrator said on Sunday.

Congo's Bemba ordered released after war crimes acquittal

Congo's Bemba ordered released after war crimes acquittal

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese ex-vice president whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, must be released, judges at International Criminal Court ruled on Tuesday.

Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients

Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients

Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people ...

DR Congo Ebola death toll hits 26 as vaccinations start

DR Congo Ebola death toll hits 26 as vaccinations start

The two cases occurred at Bikoro, a remote area where the outbreak began and then spread to Mbandaka -- an event that has deeply worried health experts.

UN staff on way to Congo to get experimental Ebola vaccine

UN staff on way to Congo to get experimental Ebola vaccine

World Health Organization and other United Nations staff going to the Democratic Republic of Congo as emergency responders to an Ebola outbreak are being offered an unlicensed vaccine ...

Two British tourists, driver kidnapped in Congo released

Two British tourists, driver kidnapped in Congo released

Two British tourists and their driver, who were kidnapped at a national park famous for its rare mountain gorillas in Congo, have been freed, the British Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

Congo confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected

Congo confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the northwestern town of Bikoro and at least 10 more cases are suspected, the head of the national institute for biological research ...

African jobs at risk over French wood giant bankruptcy

African jobs at risk over French wood giant bankruptcy

French forestry and wood products group Rougier filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, causing uncertainty for its nearly 3,000 employees in central Africa, a court source told AFP.