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Ebola Crosses From Congo to Uganda

The deadly Ebola outbreak that has raged in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 10 months has crossed into neighboring Uganda, where authorities said a 5-year-...

Ebola Crosses From Congo to Uganda

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A 5-Year-Old Boy Is the First to Die of Ebola in Uganda as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border (KASINDI, Congo) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,40...
16:51, 06/12/2019

Second Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s health ministry says a second person infected with the Ebola virus has died after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak have prompte...
13:51, 06/13/2019

Boy, 5, dies of Ebola as outbreak crosses Congo border A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo....
22:34, 06/12/2019

Family sent back to DR Congo after two die of Ebola in Uganda Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy confirmed to be suffering from the disease, the Ugandan health minister said....
19:17, 06/13/2019

| No further Ebola cases in Uganda after June deaths - DR Congo Uganda says there have been no further cases of Ebola on its territory resulting from the deaths of two Ugandans who had travelled to DR Congo, the Congolese authorities said....
13:51, 07/11/2019

Congo Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda, says WHO A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World Health Organization said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected....
16:34, 07/18/2019

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s health ministry says a patient has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year.  The ministry said Tuesday the pat...
21:17, 06/11/2019

First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak A 5-year-old Congolese boy died on Wednesday, a day after officials confirmed his case as the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak began last summer....
16:00, 06/12/2019

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of spread beyond Congo Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo....
21:17, 06/12/2019

Five-year-old boy dies in Uganda as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads Ugandan authorities confirm two other patients also undergoing treatment as officials consider declaring global health emergencyA five year-old-boy who became the first confirmed Ebola case outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the curr...
15:51, 06/12/2019

Nearly 1,400 have died of Ebola in Congo. Now, the contagious disease has spread to Uganda A 5-year-old boy in Uganda became the first cross-border victim in the current outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.        ...
15:51, 06/12/2019

Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease...
18:51, 06/17/2019

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda in first cross-border case from current Congo outbreak A five year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo....
12:51, 06/12/2019

Uganda confirms first Ebola case as neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo fights outbreak A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola, the first confirmed case of the disease in the country since the ongoing outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo began in August....
19:17, 06/12/2019

Uganda Launches Largest Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine As Outbreak Spreads in Neighboring Congo (KAMPALA, Uganda) — Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people. The trial of the Jansse...
22:51, 08/02/2019

Ebola not known to be spreading in Uganda: WHO There has been no known person-to-person spread of Ebola in Uganda despite the deaths of two people there who arrived with the disease from Congo, the top World Health Organization (WHO) expert told Reuters on Thursday....
21:00, 06/13/2019

| One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says....
00:34, 06/12/2019

The Ebola virus has reached Uganda Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda, a boy has died. Uganda is confident it can contain the virus using an Ebola vaccine, but experts fear that there could be more undetected cases....
20:17, 06/12/2019

Two more cases of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda after a five-year-old boy died of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday....
12:51, 06/12/2019

Uganda: Three new Ebola cases confirmed The Ministry of Health said it had three more suspected cases of the disease and the number of people who may have come into contact with the virus jumped from eight to 27....
12:00, 06/14/2019

Uganda confirms another Ebola case Uganda reported another case of Ebola on Thursday, a nine-year-old girl who had crossed the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where the haemorrhagic disease has killed at least 1,800 in a year-long outbreak....
00:17, 08/30/2019

DR Congo apologise for shock Cup of Nations defeat by Uganda "The Democratic Republic of Congo\u0027s squad have apologised to their compatriots for unexpectedly losing their opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations to underrated Uganda on Saturday."...
16:34, 06/23/2019

DR Congo v Uganda: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - as it happened Kaddu and Okwi give Cranes famous win 7.32pm BST Related: Africa Cup of Nations: Uganda end 41-year wait with win over DR Congo 5.23pm BST The Cranes are off to a flier thanks to a thoroughly deserved victory, their first at the Africa Cup of Natio...
21:00, 06/22/2019

Early surprise at African Cup as Uganda beats Congo 2-0 CAIRO (AP) — Uganda threw up the first surprise of the African Cup of Nations by beating former champion Congo 2-0 on Saturday. Both of Uganda’s goals came through headers from set-pieces. Patrick Kaddu scored from a corner in the 14th minute a...
19:34, 06/22/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Uganda end 41-year wait with win over DR Congo • Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi seal 2-0 win• Uganda had not won match at Afcon since 1978Uganda won at the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in more than 40 years as they upset the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 in their opening Gr...
21:00, 06/22/2019

Second person infected with Ebola dies in Uganda A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo....
20:34, 06/13/2019

| Girl, 9, dies from Ebola in Uganda - official A 9-year-old girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda after travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo has died, a Ugandan health official says....
20:17, 08/30/2019

2 dead after Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda Uganda has confirmed three cases of the Ebola virus, which has now killed two people -- signaling that the outbreak officials have struggled to contain is spreading....
02:34, 06/14/2019

Ebola outbreak turns deadly in Uganda The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5-year-old boy who had the virus....
17:00, 06/12/2019

| Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC....
08:51, 06/13/2019

UN says thousands flee Congo violence, seek asylum in Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says about 7,500 Congolese refugees fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June. UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic in Geneva said Tuesday that people are fleeing from Congo...
16:00, 06/25/2019

Ebola Has Killed 1,300 in DRC and It Just Crossed the Border to Uganda. Here’s What to Know About the Outbreak The second largest Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 1,300 people since it began in August last year and has now spread across the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda. Doctors, aid workers and the government have been ...
02:51, 06/15/2019

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - confirmation of the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of Democratic Republic of Congo....
13:34, 06/12/2019

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, two others in intensive care A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of Ebola since the virus crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo and two other people remain in intensive care, a health ministry official said on Thursday....
16:00, 06/13/2019

Uganda Discloses Greater Ebola Threat Than Previously Known As the death toll rose to two, health officials reported three unrelated suspect cases and said as many as 27 people may have been exposed to the virus....
04:51, 06/14/2019

Two More Ebola Cases Diagnosed in Uganda as First Victim, 5, Dies Fears grew that the year-old outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread further in what one expert called a “truly frightening phase.”...
17:17, 06/12/2019

WHO To Hold Emergency Meeting After Ebola Spreads To Uganda The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a key emergency committee would meet following confirmation that an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo had spread to neighbouring Uganda....
20:34, 06/12/2019

| Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people....
08:51, 06/14/2019

Congolese Girl, 9, Dies After Testing Positive for Ebola in Uganda (KAMPALA, Uganda) — A 9-year-old Congolese girl who tested positive for Ebola in neighboring Uganda has died, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization said that the outbreak has neared 3,000 cases. The young girl’s body wil...
18:51, 08/30/2019

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda- hospital official A nine-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo....
14:51, 08/30/2019

Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine Researchers in Uganda are launching the largest-ever trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people....
02:51, 08/03/2019

Uganda clears experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread Health workers have got the all-clear to use experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday....
11:17, 06/18/2019

Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday....
13:17, 06/18/2019

Uganda: Experimental Ebola drugs approved for use; two new cases suspected Uganda's health minister announced that health officials have been cleared to use three new experimental Ebola treatments, a week after the disease entered the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo....
11:51, 06/19/2019

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda: hospital official A 9-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....
16:17, 08/30/2019

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs whether to sound the alarm internationally....
17:00, 07/17/2019

UPDATE 1-Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday....
12:00, 06/18/2019

Public gatherings banned in Kasese District in Uganda after Ebola outbreak Uganda has banned public gatherings in Kasese District, a part of the country where an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed, Emmanuel Ainebyona, a health ministry spokesman, told Reuters....
16:00, 06/13/2019

Ebola spreads in Uganda—2 deaths, 27 in contact—as WHO calls emergency meeting Enlarge / A health worker puts on protective gear as he prepares to screen travelers at the Mpondwe Health Screening Facility in the Ugandan border town of Mpondwe as they cross over from the Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 13, 2019. (credit: ...
21:17, 06/13/2019

Boy dies, two more Ebola cases reported afer DRC outbreak spreads to Uganda Uganda has confirmed three cases of the Ebola virus, its health ministry said, signaling that the outbreak health officials have battled to contain in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo is spreading....
13:34, 06/13/2019

Massive Ebola outbreak spreads across DRC border, infected 5-year-old in Uganda Enlarge / Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of Ebola virus on May 16, 2019, in Butembo, DRC, a city at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis. (credit: Getty | John Wessels) Health officials in Uganda have confirmed the country’s first c...
00:34, 06/12/2019

Uganda confirms first Ebola case during current outbreak, a Congolese child: WHO Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a 5-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday....
22:34, 06/11/2019

Uganda Records Second Ebola Death After the Outbreak Crossed the Congolese Border (KAMPALA, Uganda) — Uganda’s health ministry says a second person infected with the Ebola virus has died after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak have...
18:34, 06/13/2019

CNOOC halts field work at western Uganda project over Ebola fears China National Offshore Oil Corp, or CNOOC, said on Thursday it had halted field work at its western Uganda project over an Ebola scare and that activities would resume after getting an all-clear from the country's ministry of health....
08:34, 07/25/2019

5-Year-Old Child Dies in Uganda as Ebola Outbreak Officially Becomes an International Problem The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially become an international problem, with three confirmed cases in neighboring Uganda confirmed as of today. Tragically, one of those confirmed cases includes a 5-year-old...
17:00, 06/12/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday....
19:00, 06/18/2019

UN health agency identifies 5-year old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....
01:34, 06/12/2019

Ebola cases in DR Congo top 2,000 The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations. Local distrust and armed groups have hampered a response to the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic....
03:00, 06/05/2019

Congolese cross-border trader's Ebola death fuels Uganda outbreak fears A Congolese woman who died of Ebola this month vomited four times in a Ugandan market after crossing the border days earlier to sell fish, the WHO said, fuelling fears that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo....
18:34, 07/17/2019

Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda as UN health agency mulls global emergency call Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim....
22:00, 06/13/2019

One in four Ebola cases undetected in Congo: WHO Roughly a quarter of Ebola infections in eastern Congo are estimated to be going undetected or found too late, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Thursday....
17:51, 06/06/2019

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo A 24-year-old woman has died after contracting Ebola in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization....
21:51, 08/16/2019

Ebola outbreak spreads outside Congo, WHO says The Ebola outbreak that has infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now spread outside the country, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday....
04:51, 06/12/2019

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history....
14:00, 09/21/2019

| DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola Twelve people were ordered to undergo testing for possible Ebola infection in Goma in DR Congo on Saturday, only days after three patients in the densely populated city tested positive for the disease, the country's presidency said....
23:51, 08/03/2019

Almost 2,000 Ebola cases confirmed in DR Congo Almost 2,000 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the central African nation struggles with the second largest outbreak of the disease in history....
14:34, 06/10/2019

Uganda’s health ministry confirms first cross-border Ebola case since outbreak started in August KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s health ministry confirms first cross-border Ebola case since outbreak started in August....
21:17, 06/11/2019

Congo Confirms Over 3,000 Ebola Cases and Nearly 2,000 Deaths (KINSHASA, Congo) — Congo’s National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000. The committee released the lates...
19:34, 09/14/2019

Ebola case in Congo's Goma a possible gamechanger - WHO The first case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma is a potential gamechanger in the scale of the outbreak, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday....
18:34, 07/15/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo records 3,000 cases A 9-year-old Congolese girl has died of Ebola in Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ministry of Health said Friday....
23:34, 09/02/2019

Congo registers record of 27 new Ebola cases in one day Democratic Republic of Congo registered a one-day record of 27 new confirmed Ebola cases on Sunday, raising last week's number of cases to 126, the biggest since the current outbreak was declared last August, the health ministry said....
04:00, 04/30/2019

| WATCH: Why Ebola is continuing to spread in the Congo The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say....
16:51, 06/20/2019

The Latest: Ebola deaths top 1,000 in Congo outbreak GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Congo’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have died in an Ebola outbreak that started in August. Health Minister Oly Ilunga confirmed to The Associat...
21:17, 05/03/2019

Second Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo's Goma Health officials fear an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo could spread in Goma. Earlier in July, the city of two million people registered its first case of the deadly virus....
18:17, 07/31/2019

Congo student with Ebola still finds a way to take exams Claude Mabowa Sasi had lost his mother, a brother and a sister to Ebola. Instead of fearing death when he, too, was diagnosed with the disease, the young man had a different worry: How would he complete his college entrance exams?...
08:34, 07/26/2019

IMF says ready to aid Congo in Ebola crisis if needed The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it had ample scope to provide financial support to Congo if it needs help dealing with an Ebola outbreak that has been declared an international health emergency....
17:17, 07/25/2019

UN: Congo should exceed 1,000 Ebola deaths on Friday Ebola deaths in Congo's latest outbreak are expected to exceed 1,000 later on Friday, the World Health Organization announced, as attacks continue on health workers trying to contain the virus's spread....
18:34, 05/03/2019

Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine-gov't Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic....
15:17, 08/25/2019

UPDATE 1-Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept 21 (Reuters) - H ealth authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak o...
14:51, 09/21/2019

| DR Congo Ebola epidemic widens on eve of first anniversary An epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo sharply widened on Wednesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the outbreak, with the announcement of a death in a major city and the quarantining of 15 people in a province that had previously escaped the...
03:17, 08/02/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour This Wednesday’s top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict prevention; 5-year-old Congolese boy is first to die from Ebola in Uganda; Sudanese protesto...
05:00, 06/13/2019

More than 300,000 flee Congo violence, complicating Ebola fight: U.N. More than 300,000 people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, complicating the tracing and treatment of patients at risk from Ebola, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday....
13:00, 06/18/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo reaches over 2,000 confirmed cases International health officials are warning against the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history as more than 2,000 cases have been reported in eastern Congo....
19:17, 06/05/2019

Inside the Battle to Save Congo From the Ebola Crisis Outside a brown cement house in the eastern city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a government-employed psychologist is telling 19-year-old Merveille Mwenze that her husband has tested positive for Ebola. She’s seven months ...
13:17, 06/19/2019

| DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 2 000 - official The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 2 000 lives, out of a total of 3 000 recorded cases since August last year, health officials say....
01:51, 08/31/2019

Congo declares measles epidemic after it kills more than Ebola Congo's government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, over a hundred more than have died of Ebola....
22:34, 06/11/2019

WHO Declines to Declare Ebola a Global Emergency in Congo The World Health Organization declined to declare that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global public-health emergency, surprising global health leaders and organizations....
02:00, 06/15/2019

Congo Official Says 2nd Ebola Victim in Goma Has Died A man became the second confirmed Ebola case in the Congolese city of two million, and an official said there appeared to be no link between the case and a previous one announced earlier this month....
14:51, 07/31/2019

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Congo KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry. The movement of the potentially deadly disease to a new provin...
01:00, 08/18/2019

Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern The World Health Organization has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries....
16:34, 07/18/2019

Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned: WHO Congo's Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country's east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and frequent attacks on medical centers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....
20:00, 05/03/2019

DR Congo: Ebola deaths in latest outbreak pass 1,000 As Ebola health workers in DR Congo battle mistrust and attacks on hospitals, the number of deaths has exceeded 1,000. WHO's emergencies chief Mike Ryan said its vaccination program will be expanded with a new vaccine....
20:51, 05/03/2019

Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might ‘put a target on the head’ of medical workersThe UK has agreed not to publicly disclose how much funding has been allocated to the Ebola response in the Democratic Rep...
12:51, 05/22/2019

Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic....
17:17, 08/25/2019

Congo health minister resigns over Ebola snub Congo's health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic....
19:34, 07/22/2019

Death Toll Rises to More Than 1,000 in Ebola Outbreak in Congo (KINSHASA, Congo) — More than 1,000 people have died from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo that started in August, the country’s health minister said Friday, as attacks on treatment centers and health workers undermine efforts to contai...
23:51, 05/03/2019

Rwanda Shuts Border With Congo Over Ebola Outbreak Rwanda shut its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, escalating its response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,800 people since the first case was discovered a year ago....
15:17, 08/01/2019

Congo Islamist ADF rebels kill 12 in Ebola area Islamist rebels killed twelve people in two attacks in an area of east Congo that is struggling to contain an Ebola epidemic, local authorities said on Tuesday....
03:34, 07/24/2019

| DR Congo Ebola clinic in North Kivu attacked Dozens of fighters from an armed group known as Mai-Mai went into the northeastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fought with security forces....
12:51, 05/10/2019

Ebola vaccine undermined by deep distrust in Congo Deep distrust — along with political instability and deadly violence — has severely undermined efforts by public health authorities in Congo to curb the outbreak by tracing and vaccinating those who may have come into contact with infected people....
20:17, 07/24/2019

| Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities have said, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province....
12:17, 08/20/2019

Ebola outbreak causes Rwanda to close border with Congo A Rwandan official says his country has closed its border with Congo because of the deadly Ebola outbreak. The state minister for foreign affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe confirmed the border closure to The Associated Press on Thursday. The closure comes...
14:17, 08/01/2019

Ebola outbreak claims more than 1,000 lives in eastern Congo The Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Congo has claimed more than 1,000 lives — and violence in the region is impeding official efforts to combat the deadly disease. Treatment centers in the towns of Butembo and Katwa have come under repeated attack f...
19:34, 05/04/2019

2nd person dies from Ebola in Congo city of Goma KINSHASA, Congo — The man who became the second confirmed Ebola case in Congo’s major crossroads city of Goma has died, officials said Wednesday, adding that he may never have known he had the virus. The case renewed fears in the bustling city ...
03:17, 08/01/2019

Clashes in Ebola-affected Congo city kill at least nine Heavy fighting between the army and local militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola-stricken city of Butembo killed at least nine people on Wednesday, the mayor said....
20:00, 05/08/2019

Ebola: WHO declares international emergency over Congo outbreak The UN's public health agency has warned that the possibility of the outbreak spreading across the region "remains very high." Health organizations have struggled to contain the outbreak in the conflict-stricken country....
00:00, 07/18/2019

Opinion: Ebola in Congo — incompetence, mistrust and greed A year after the outbreak of Ebola in eastern DRC, the government and aid organizations have still not succeeded in bringing the disease under control. There are many reasons for this, says Dirke Köpp....
21:17, 08/01/2019

Two Ebola health workers killed in eastern Congo Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the latest in a string of assaults that have hobbled efforts to contain the second largest ever outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said....
18:34, 07/15/2019

Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began (KAMPALA, Uganda) — A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, Uganda’s health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow...
00:34, 06/12/2019

Two experimental Ebola drugs are saving lives in the Congo Two experimental Ebola drugs under review in the Democratic Republic of Congo already seem to be saving the lives of many affected by the deadly virus, health authorities announced. The two drugs — one developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and...
18:17, 08/13/2019

Health officials say Ebola cure near with 2 new Congo treatments Medical officials believe they're so close to a cure for Ebola that they've stopped a drug trial to give Congo patients two new treatments, which they say have shown remarkable effectiveness killing the virus....
00:17, 08/14/2019

Ebola in DR Congo's Goma potential 'game-changer' A first case of Ebola arriving in Goma, Congo's eastern border hub, amounts to a potential "game-changer," warns the World Health Organization. It's called an appraisal meeting in Geneva while urging calm in Goma....
02:51, 07/16/2019

Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Hea...
14:51, 08/19/2019

Ebola Cases in Congo Have Hit a Record for Most Reported in a Single Day (BUTEMBO, Congo) — The woman spent more than a week at home sick before family members tried to take her to an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo. Before the motorcycle could reach the facility, it was too late. Her crumpled body rested ag...
04:34, 05/01/2019

| Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinshasa said....
03:17, 08/02/2019

| Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day Health experts are expressing growing alarm about the number of people sickened with the Ebola virus who are never reaching treatment centres, allowing the disease to spread to caregivers and countless others....
15:17, 05/01/2019

Ebola has killed over 1,000 people in eastern Congo — that’s the second-deadliest outbreak This, as Ebola treatment centres have come under repeated attack, leaving government health officials to staff clinics in the hotspots of Butembo and Katwa....
06:17, 05/04/2019

The Latest: Congo starts giving Ebola vaccine to some babies BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Health officials in eastern Congo are vaccinating some pregnant women and infants against Ebola for the first time since the outbreak was declared ...
17:00, 06/13/2019

| Third Ebola case detected in DR Congo's Goma - medical source A one-year-old girl has become the third patient to test positive for Ebola in the densely populated DR Congo city of Goma, local officials have said, adding that she was the daughter of the second patient who died earlier in the week....
03:17, 08/02/2019

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned: WHO The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic stood at 994 and were expected to exceed 1,000 within hours....
17:17, 05/03/2019

2 Ebola Patients in Congo Treated With New Drugs Have Been Cured, Say Doctors (KINSHASA, Congo) — Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured.” Doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the me...
17:17, 08/13/2019

First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo's South Kivu: officials A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak....
14:17, 08/17/2019

U.N. taking 'intensive' steps to fight Ebola after 2nd case in Congo Health officials say they have discovered another case of Ebola in the eastern Congolese border town of Goma -- a growing crisis that has the attention of United Nations emergency officials....
18:17, 07/31/2019

| First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said....
18:17, 08/16/2019

Congo records 1,000th Ebola death in current outbreak The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo rose above 1,000 on Friday, as violent attacks on treatment centres hamper efforts to control the second-worst epidemic of the virus on record....
20:34, 05/03/2019

APNewsBreak: Death toll tops 1,000 in Congo Ebola outbreak KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 1,000 people have died from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo that started in August, the country’s health minister said Friday, as attacks on treatment centers and health workers undermine efforts to contain t...
21:17, 05/03/2019

Second Ebola case in Congo's main eastern city dies The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in eastern Congo's main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment too late and was already bleeding, the head of the Congolese response effort said on Wednesday....
16:51, 08/01/2019

Year After Latest Ebola Outbreak, New Cases Emerge in Congo In Goma, two more people were confirmed to have been infected by the virus, and neighboring Rwanda temporarily shut its border crossing with the city....
11:17, 08/02/2019

Second Ebola case in Congo's Goma infected several people: government The second case of Ebola recorded in east Congo's main city of Goma had a large family including 10 children and managed to infect several people before dying of the hemorrhagic fever, the government's Ebola response coordinator said on Friday....
18:51, 08/02/2019

Congo Ebola deaths surpass 1,000 as attacks on treatment centers go on The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Congo rose above 1,000 on Friday, with attacks on treatment centers continuing to hamper efforts to control the "intense transmission" of the second-worst epidemic of the virus on record....
21:34, 05/03/2019

Third ebola case confirmed in East Congo city of Goma The daughter of an Ebola patient in the eastern Congo city of Goma has contracted the virus, making her the third case in the city of one million which neighbours Rwanda, the government's Ebola response team said on Thursday....
16:51, 08/01/2019

Rwanda seals Congo border after third Ebola case in Goma Rwandan authorities closed the border with the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma on Thursday for everyone other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda, as a third case was confirmed in Goma....
16:51, 08/01/2019

Congo races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several in Goma Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic on Thursday, after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east's main city of Goma before dying of the hemorrhagic fever, officials said....
22:17, 08/02/2019

A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who were just infected. Doctors hope the sick will now seek help in greater numbers, ending the outbreak....
23:17, 08/12/2019

City in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked by militia; 7 dead KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities say a city at the epicenter of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has come under attack by militia fighters. Maj. Mak Hazukay says at least seven Mai-Mai fighters were killed Wednesday morning in Butembo. Others say the d...
13:00, 05/08/2019

Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak declared a health emergency The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous ...
01:17, 07/18/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared global health emergency The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people....
01:17, 07/18/2019

Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola probe A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to the Ebola epidemic, police said....
18:34, 09/14/2019

Congo Ebola response must be elevated to maximum level, UN told Charities call for outbreak to be put on a par with crises in Yemen, Syria and Mozambique as death toll reaches 1,287The UN has been urged by charities to ramp up Ebola prevention work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the highest level of e...
14:00, 05/29/2019

'Global emergency' declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said....
21:51, 07/17/2019

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency World Health Organization says outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700 of them, as it sought to raise international attention and aid to address the crisis....
21:17, 07/17/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency by WHO More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone....
21:00, 07/17/2019

Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000 The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems....
16:17, 08/30/2019

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed....
03:17, 09/17/2019

Congo rules out using additional trial vaccines to combat Ebola Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked "confusing the population," the government said on Friday....
16:34, 07/12/2019

First case of Ebola in Congo city of Goma detected: officials The patient was a priest who became infected during a visit to the town of Butembo, 200 km (124 miles) north of Goma, where he interacted with Ebola patients, Congo's health ministry said in a statement....
07:00, 07/15/2019

Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city With Ebola reaching Congo’s eastern city of Goma, authorities are tracking down bus passengers who rode with a pastor who became the first confirmed case in the regional capital...
14:17, 07/15/2019

U.N. Ebola chief to tackle security, political issues in Congo The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday to help improve efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people....
12:17, 05/23/2019

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak....
17:34, 07/22/2019

'Most complex health crisis in history': Congo struggles to contain Ebola Political, security and cultural complications – not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists – have thwarted efforts to overcome DRC’s deadly outbreakMoise Kitsakihu-Mbira has lost his brother, his grandson and 11 other family members to Ebola. ...
09:00, 06/25/2019

Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....
23:51, 08/23/2019

Congo minister's resignation over Ebola snub could unblock new vaccine Congo's health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic....
20:17, 07/22/2019

Congo Officials Say Second Ebola Case Confirmed in City of Goma Goma is on Congo’s heavily traveled border with Rwanda and has an international airport. For months health officials had feared that an Ebola case would be confirmed there....
00:17, 07/31/2019

Second Ebola case detected in eastern Congo's main city A second case of Ebola was detected on Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, a local health official said, increasing concern the virus could establish a foothold in the densely populated area close to the Rwandan border....
01:51, 07/31/2019

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo's neighbors on high-alert The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week....
18:00, 06/15/2019

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2,000 as new case rate triples The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2,000, government figures showed late on Monday, as the rate of new cases tripled and containment efforts faltered in the remote, unstable region....
16:51, 06/04/2019

Political games hinder efforts to end Ebola outbreak in Congo: WHO Attempts to end the second worst Ebola outbreak on record are being hampered by "political games" and distrust of outsiders in two towns in Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior World Health Organization official said on Monday....
02:00, 05/14/2019

Efforts to end Ebola outbreak in Congo hindered by ‘political games’: WHO Attempts to end the second worst Ebola outbreak on record are being hampered by "political games" and distrust of outsiders in two towns in Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior World Health Organization official said on Monday....
03:34, 05/14/2019

Children under five dying at higher rate in Congo Ebola epidemic: WHO Children under five infected with Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying at a higher rate than other patients as their parents shun special treatment centers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
10:51, 05/31/2019

| Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry has said....
14:51, 07/15/2019

Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk - U.N. Ebola's arrival in eastern Congo's main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the border with Rwanda, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday....
18:34, 07/15/2019

Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to new province as epidemic continues to spiral One woman dead after two cases are confirmed in South Kivu’s Lwindi district, near DRC’s border with RwandaThe year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a new province, with two cases – one of them fatal – confirm...
14:51, 08/17/2019

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Congo Violence, in Region Afflicted by Ebola Ethnic conflict in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has created a humanitarian crisis and complicated the fight against an outbreak....
19:51, 06/18/2019

German foreign minister demands Congo step up Ebola fight When it comes to fighting the Ebola outbreak, the German foreign minister had a straightfoward message for DRC President Felix Tshisekedi. Fabian von der Mark reports from Kinshasa....
08:34, 09/06/2019

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record. ...
16:00, 07/11/2019

WHO Declares Ebola in Congo a Public-Health Emergency Nearly a Year After Outbreak The second-worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 1,500 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since it began last August. And on Wednesday, nearly a year after the outbreak began, and in the midst of renewed concerns over...
22:51, 07/17/2019

Rwanda border with Ebola-hit Congo fully open after slowdowns: minister Rwanda's border with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo was fully open late on Thursday, a minister said, hours after Congolese traders had reported it shut following a third case of the disease in the Congolese border city of Goma....
20:17, 08/01/2019

Global health emergency declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over the long-simmering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.        ...
18:34, 07/18/2019

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments in Congo trial Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed survival rate of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo....
03:51, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 1-Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, new vaccine planned -WHO The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic stood at 994 and were expected to exceed 1,000 within hours....
16:51, 05/03/2019

With more than 1,100 dead, Congo’s Ebola outbreak is only getting worse. Now doctors are forced to go undercover. The World Health Organization has logged 119 attacks this year against doctors and health workers who are in the country to battle the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history....
04:51, 05/17/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo hits record with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day -- a record for the current outbreak....
13:17, 05/02/2019

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State while repelling an attack in east Congo's Ebola zone, the army said....
15:17, 05/30/2019

DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’ Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the ...
22:17, 05/08/2019

Congo police detain ex-health minister in Ebola funds probe Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation...
17:51, 09/14/2019

Conflict, superstition and inadequate funds hinder Ebola fight in DR Congo International aid organizations are warning that the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could worsen in the face of instability, public distrust and a critical shortfall in funds to contain the deadly virus....
23:34, 05/17/2019

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator  With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization’s newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring...
18:17, 05/23/2019

WHO names emergency Ebola response chief to help stem epidemic in Congo The United Nations said it has appointed an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator as part of increased efforts to combat an epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months....
16:34, 05/24/2019

WHO experts recommend ramping up Ebola vaccine after Congo cases surge World Health Organization experts recommended on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of vaccination against Ebola in Congo after a surge in cases showed that the strategy of vaccinating those known to be exposed to the disease was no longer sufficient....
21:00, 05/07/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo hits record for confirmed cases in single day The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day -- a record for the current outbreak....
17:51, 05/01/2019

East Congo villagers kill Ebola health worker, loot clinic A mob in eastern Congo killed an Ebola health worker and looted a clinic, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, underscoring a breakdown in public trust that is hampering efforts to contain the deadly virus....
20:51, 05/28/2019

Ebola death toll in Congo to pass 1,000, World Health Organization warns Women and children fare worst as efforts to contain outbreak are undermined by health centre attacks and local mistrustThe number of people killed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is expected to exceed 1,000 on Friday, th...
00:17, 05/04/2019

Ebola fears worsen after more than 300,000 flee Congo over violent ethnic clashes: report The threat of second deadliest Ebola outbreak continues to grow in central Africa as more than 300,000 people have fled the Congo since early June because of ethinc clashes, reports say....
22:00, 06/18/2019

Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday....
22:34, 09/16/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: updates from the Near East and Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, World War remembrance On Wednesday, we cover: chronic hunger in the Middle East; the toll of war on Gazans; the one-year-long detention of an academic in Iran; Syrian health facilities under attack; Ebola casualties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hitting the 1,00...
00:17, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 1-WHO experts recommend ramping up Ebola vaccine after Congo cases surge World Health Organization experts recommended on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of vaccination against Ebola in Congo after a surge in cases showed that the strategy of vaccinating those known to be exposed to the disease was no longer sufficient....
19:51, 05/07/2019

U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people....
14:51, 05/23/2019

Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo....
13:52, 08/13/2019

Ebola fight ongoing amid evidence of ‘several massacres’ in DR Congo’s Ituri province The vital work of tracing people infected with deadly Ebola virus disease in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is progressing, despite evidence of “several” massacres in the affected area earlier this month, the UN said on Friday....
19:00, 06/28/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Refugee children missing out on school, Ebola in Uganda, Fresh violence in Yemen, 20 years of Timor-Leste independence, Enforced disappearances A recap of Friday's stories: Over half of refugee children missing an education; new Ebola case in Uganda; funding gap in Yemen leaves many at risk; Timor-Leste marks 20th anniversary of independence, enforced disappearances spread terror...
03:17, 08/31/2019

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency’s officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already ...
23:34, 04/30/2019

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease spread....
19:00, 07/15/2019

Measles vaccination begins in Ebola-hit Congo amid fears of 'massive loss of life' Deadly measles outbreak claims almost 2,000 lives, compounding strain on health system already reeling from EbolaHealth workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have launched an urgent measles vaccination campaign in Ebola-hit regions, after a...
11:17, 07/12/2019

Ebola Cases Rise in Congo Border City Amid Fears of Outbreak Spreading (KINSHASA, Congo) — The 1-year-old daughter and the wife of the man who died of Ebola in Congo’s city of Goma this week have tested positive for the disease, health officials confirmed Thursday, while Rwanda briefly closed its border with...
22:51, 08/01/2019

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity fo...
18:34, 07/19/2019

UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others. ...
20:00, 04/28/2019

Second Person Dies of Ebola in Major Congo City, Raising Fears the Virus Could Spread (KINSHASA, Congo) — A second person died Wednesday of Ebola in Congo’s major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country’s borders as the outbreak enters a second year. The man may never ha...
11:51, 08/01/2019

UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo, following second case in major border town Senior UN officials tasked with controlling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have responded to Tuesday’s confirmation of a second case of Ebola in Goma, a major trading town in the vast country’s restive east, near the bor...
17:51, 07/31/2019

DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint – UN health agency Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on T...
20:00, 05/28/2019

Fourth Ebola case found in Congo city, raising fears of faster spread A fourth case of Ebola has been confirmed in the eastern Congo city of Goma, the government said late on Thursday, as the disease spreads in a city of more than 1 million people....
13:17, 08/02/2019

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urgency of broad cooperation in the response, as “the disease could spread rapidly, inclu...
01:17, 08/03/2019

DR Congo Ebola centre attacks could force retreat against the deadly disease, warns UN health chief Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency said on Thursday....
22:00, 04/28/2019

Ebola cases rising in DR Congo, but UN health agency cites progress in community trust-building A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Healt...
22:00, 04/28/2019

‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘political and social’ obstacles hinder Ebola fight in DR Congo, Security Council hears The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday....
20:17, 07/24/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
05:51, 07/31/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo; UN rights office condemns the execution of two Bahraini citizens; and International Day of Friendsh...
19:17, 07/31/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Ebola in DR Congo, malnutrition in Laos, baby health, support for Sahel force, #ClimateAction On Thursday, we cover: more support needed for Sahel force, fears in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as Ebola response funding dwindles; food and nutrition concerns in Laos; an update on low birthweight babies across the world; and the UN ...
03:17, 05/17/2019

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of the country’s citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them....
23:34, 09/02/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, marking Fistula Day, updates on CAR and Syria  Thursday’s main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women; UN mission condemns attack in Central African Republic ...
03:51, 05/24/2019

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double food assistance to people affected by the disease....
18:51, 07/26/2019

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo; complex crisis impacting unprecedented number of children With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it would need to triple its budget to tackle the complex cris...
00:17, 07/31/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda move to normalize relations A recap of Friday’s stories: Education under fire in Central and Western Africa; Sudan flash-floods wreak havoc; Ebola outbreak spreads, albeit with fewer transmissions; UN rights experts on South Sudan; and UN chief welcomes understanding between Rw...
21:51, 08/23/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: Libya mass drownings response: Syria ‘carnage’ denounced, food aid doubled for Ebola-affected in DR Congo Our main stories today: UN leaders call for a return to sea rescues in the Mediterranean, following Libya shipwreck; UN human rights chief denounces indifference to victims of Syrian airstrikes; World Food Programme doubles supplies to those affected...
22:00, 07/26/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in th...
19:17, 04/28/2019

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries ...
22:00, 07/17/2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared an international health emergency by World Health Organization More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.        ...
05:17, 07/18/2019

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling...
19:17, 07/27/2019

Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern”, according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO)....
22:00, 04/28/2019

Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency’s report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization’s flags Ebola-response funding ...
00:17, 06/21/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola Public Health Emergency in DR Congo, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary In today’s Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared a Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an ‘exciting and potentially defining’ moment for Sudan, says UN adviser; more cooperation’s needed to secur...
00:51, 07/18/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Second Ebola death on DR Congo’s eastern border, UN chief lauds climate activist Thunberg, Afghan bus attack, and outgoing UN agriculture chief hands over reigns Our main stories today cover:  World Breastfeeding Week kickoff, Ebola on DR Congo side of Rwandan border, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg to said to UN climate summit, UN chief condemns deadly Afghan bus attack and UN agriculture agency chief marks last ...
05:17, 08/02/2019

Dow Jones crosses 27,000 mark for first time ever The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 27,000 mark for the first time ever, boosted by bets that the Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. The blue-chip index soared as much as 227.43 points Thursday to...
04:17, 07/12/2019

Turkey crosses “red line,” gets booted from F-35 partnership Enlarge / Turkey's planned purchase of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters has been vetoed in the wake of the Turkish purchase of Russian anti-air defenses. (credit: US Air Force) Today, the White House officially announced that Turkey would not be allowed...
22:34, 07/17/2019

"Thank You," Says BJP As Party Crosses 11 Million Followers On Twitter The Bharatiya Janata Party or the BJP has 11 million followers on Twitter. Amit Malviya, who heads the IT cell of the party, shared the news on the social media platform this morning....
12:34, 05/11/2019

Sensex Surges Over 550 Points, Nifty Crosses 11,000 The S&P BSE Sensex index rose as much as 570.07 points to 37,260.57, and the broader NSE Nifty benchmark moved to 11,009.70, up 154.20 points from the previous close....
14:17, 08/08/2019

Dow Jones briefly crosses 27,000 mark for the first time ever The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke records on Thursday morning by surging past 27,000 for the first time ever, rising 132 points during morning trading....
04:00, 07/12/2019

72-year-old crosses Atlantic in giant barrel A French man who has spent more than four months floating across the Atlantic Ocean in a giant orange barrel has arrived at his Caribbean destination....
21:34, 05/07/2019

| 72-year-old crosses Atlantic Ocean ... in a barrel! A 72-year-old Frenchman arrived on the Caribbean island of Martinique to celebrate crossing the Atlantic in four months carried by the currents in a custom-made barrel....
15:17, 05/09/2019

Strong typhoon crosses southwest Japan; 11 injured A powerful typhoon is lashing southwestern Japan with massive rain and strong winds, injuring at least 11 people and paralyzing traffic during Japan’s Buddhist holiday week...
09:51, 08/15/2019

French 'Flying Man' crosses Channel on jet-powered hoverboard French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, after a previous ended with him falling into the sea....
11:17, 08/04/2019

Sensex Gains Over 250 Points, Nifty Crosses 11,850: 10 Things To Know Breaking a two-day fall, domestic stock markets started Monday's session on a positive note led by buying across sectors amid strength in Asian peers. The Sensex index rose as much as 254.83 points in......
08:17, 07/01/2019

Trump meets with Kim, crosses border into North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the third time on Sunday amid hopes for new talks at ending North Korea's nuclear programs....
10:34, 06/30/2019

Yamaha Crosses 10 Million Production Landmark In India Japanese two-wheeler giant, Yamaha Motor has announced a production milestone of 10 million units in India. The company achieved the landmark production figure in 34 years of its presence in the......
15:17, 05/14/2019

Franky Zapata crosses Channel by hoverboard at second attempt French inventor flies from northern France to Dover on jet-powered ‘Flyboard’A French inventor has succeeded in crossing the Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard.Franky Zapata achieved the feat on Sunday morning on his second attempt, after being knoc...
13:17, 08/04/2019

Honda Dio Scooter Crosses 30 Lakh Sales Milestone Scooters continue to remain top sellers for Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) bringing in the chunk of volumes. While it is the Activa leading the sales charts always, the Dio isn't too bad......
13:51, 05/06/2019

Sensex Jumps Over 200 Points, Nifty Crosses 10,900: 10 Things To Know Domestic stock markets started Thursday's session on a positive note, a day after the Reserve Bank of India reduced the repo rate to the lowest level recorded since 2010. The S&P BSE Sensex index......
14:17, 08/08/2019

Truecaller Crosses 1 Million Paying Subscribers Globally Truecaller on Tuesday announced that it has crossed one million paying subscribers globally and has added a series of new features to its paid subscription service, Truecaller Premium....
23:51, 08/27/2019

Utomik crosses more than 1,000 PC games for subscription download service Utomik said it has more than 1,000 PC games available for its subscription download service, and the company said its user activity has doubled.Read More...
02:17, 08/13/2019

Country Music Crosses the Pond in Wild Rose Country music may have flowered in the U.S., but its roots–including fiddle tunes and ballads from the British Isles, many of them songs about lost loves and premature death–lie on the other side of an ocean. That’s why the premise ...
23:17, 06/20/2019

Franklin Saint crosses one more line after shooting a cop on ‘Snowfall’ Snowfall | Wednesday, 10 p.m., FX Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) thought he had it made. A product of the rough streets of South Central LA, he carved out a niche for himself by becoming a drug dealer. As the stakes in the game were raised, he tangled...
04:17, 09/02/2019

Sensex Gains Over 100 Points, Nifty Crosses 11,600 Mark Domestic stock markets moved higher after initial nervousness on Tuesday, amid mild gains in Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex benchmark index moved in a range of 165.34 points, between 38,845.27 and......
09:00, 07/16/2019

Trump crosses DMZ to meet with Kim Jong Un in North Korea President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shook hands during a historic meeting Sunday at the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean peninsula. Trump crossed the narrow no-man’s land on foot from South Korea and into North Korea, wher...
14:17, 06/30/2019

Sensex Rises Over 150 Points, Nifty Crosses 11,800: 10 Things To Know Domestic stock markets opened lower but recovered all of early losses on Wednesday, shrugging off weakness in Asian peers. The Sensex rose as much as 164.46 points from the previous close to 39,599.40......
11:17, 06/26/2019

French inventor crosses English Channel on 'Flyboard' Franky Zapata flew at speeds of up to 190 kilometers per hour during his successful crossing on the state-of-the-art hoverboard. He "really enjoyed" the last leg of the 35-kilometer voyage across the English Channel....
14:17, 08/04/2019

‘We Did It’: Franky Zapata Crosses English Channel on Hoverboard on 2nd Try The French inventor’s jet-powered machine crossed from France to Britain in about 22 minutes. He had fallen into the sea on his previous attempt 10 days ago....
21:51, 08/04/2019

On second attempt, hoverboard inventor successfully crosses Channel Following a failed attempt in July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the Channel on top of a hoverboard this weekend. Starting his trek in Sangatte in northern France, the journey took 20 minutes, before landing in St. Margaret̵...
20:17, 08/05/2019

Bear crosses road, halts Colorado marathon A group of runners experienced a stunning sight last weekend as a bear temporarily halted the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs. Two runners, Quentin Genke and Pete Peterson, said they reached the halfway point between mile 12 and 13 when ...
01:00, 06/25/2019

Franky Zapata Crosses English Channel on Hoverboard on 2nd Try The French inventor’s jet-powered machine crossed from France to Britain in about 22 minutes. He had fallen into the sea on his previous attempt 10 days ago....
11:51, 08/05/2019

US warship crosses through Taiwan Strait after China says US using 'power politics' The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and mainland China one day after Beijing said the United States is undermining global stability through “power politics.”...
18:34, 07/25/2019

Trump crosses into North Korea in historic meeting with Kim Jong Un at DMZ President Trump met Kim Jong Un and stepped across the border into North Korea, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President done set foot on North Korean soil....
09:51, 06/30/2019

PM Crosses Freezing River, Sniffs Elephant Dung On Man vs Wild Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit television screens like never before on Monday, talking about his life and the environment -- and smelling elephant dung -- with Bear Grylls....
07:17, 08/13/2019

Sensex Rises Over 250 Points, Nifty Crosses 11,100; Sun Pharma Jumps Domestic stock markets started Monday's session on a higher note amid gains in Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex index rose as much as 255.58 points to touch 37,605.91 in early trade, and the broader......
06:51, 08/19/2019

China's Official Yuan Rate Crosses 7-Per-Dollar Milestone China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest level since 2008 on Thursday, crossing the symbolic 7-per-dollar threshold that the central bank had already allowed markets to breach earlier this week....
08:51, 08/08/2019

Sensex Crosses 40,000, Nifty Tops 12,000 As Markets Near Record Highs Domestic stock markets jumped to trade near record highs on Friday - with the S&P BSE Sensex back above the 40,000 mark, ahead of the release of GDP or gross domestic product data by the government.......
07:34, 05/31/2019

4,000 People Evacuated In Gujarat As Narmada Crosses Danger Mark Nearly 4,000 people living along the banks of the Narmada river in Gujarat's Bharuch district were shifted to safer places during the last three days as the river's water level rose above the danger......
16:51, 09/12/2019

April-July Fiscal Deficit Crosses 77% Of Budgeted Target Net tax receipts in the first four months of the fiscal year were Rs 3.39 lakh crorerupees, while total expenditure was Rs 9.47 lakh crore rupees, government data showed....
09:17, 08/31/2019

U.S. woman crosses Channel four times in record-breaking swim U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping, refuelling only on a liquid formula during her 54-hour feat....
13:34, 09/17/2019

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Crosses One Lakh Sales Milestone The Maruti Suzuki Ignis has recently crossed the one lakh sales milestone in India. First launched in January 2017, the carmaker has sold over one lakh units of the Ignis compact hatchback in India in......
18:00, 04/30/2019

Narmada River Crosses Danger Mark In Western Madhya Pradesh Officials are on alert as the Narmada river is flowing above the danger mark due to intermittent heavy rains since last one week and water inflow from dams in western Madhya Pradesh, submerging......
02:17, 08/27/2019

TikTok User Spending Crosses $10 Million in June: Sensor Tower While India is TikTok's largest market, the growth in spending was driven by users in China, where gross revenue for the app has increased 271 percent since January....
16:00, 07/23/2019

'Let's do it now': Greta Thunberg crosses Atlantic and calls for urgent climate action Climate activist, 16, receives cheers as she steps off boatThunberg says: ‘Let’s not wait any longer. Let’s do it now’Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday, stepping on to dry land after crossing the Atlantic in a zero-carbon yacht with a p...
00:17, 08/29/2019

Visitor crosses barrier and falls 70 feet into Kilauea volcano's crater A visitor to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park climbed past the metal railing, lost his footing and fell into the Kilauea volcano crater, according to the National Park Service....
21:51, 05/02/2019

Sensex Gains Over 150 Points, Nifty Crosses 11,700 Amid Choppy Trade Domestic stock markets started Tuesday's session on a higher note to break a four-day fall, a day after credit ratings major Fitch cut India's economic growth forecast for the current financial year......
11:17, 06/18/2019

Watch: High school 7-footer crosses up Stephen Curry with dribble Chet Holmgren, a 7-foot basketball star from Minneapolis, pulled off a nasty crossover on Stephen Curry during the Golden State Warriors star's basketball camp....
02:17, 08/08/2019

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the threshold of a half-billion visitors for the first time...
00:51, 05/24/2019

Starship Technologies raises $40M, crosses 100K deliveries and plans to expand to 100 new universities Starship Technologies invented the category of rolling autonomous sidewalk delivery robots, and to date, the company has made more than 100,000 commercial deliveries on behalf of customers. The milestone comes as Starship adds $40 million in Series ...
22:00, 08/20/2019

Iran Crosses Uranium Enrichment Limit In First Major Nuclear Deal Breach Iran has surpassed the cap on uranium enrichment set by a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said Monday, warning that Tehran would take further......
08:51, 07/09/2019

Carpenter hand-delivers memorial crosses for victims of Dayton, El Paso shootings A 68-year-old master carpenter who creates and hand-delivers memorial crosses in memory of mass shooting victims this week took two “heart-wrenching” trips he wishes he never had to take. Greg Zanis, of Aurora, Illinois, told ABC News Mo...
21:51, 08/06/2019

Demand to remove crosses from county courthouse sparks uproar in rural Texas The Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded that four white crosses at the San Jacinto County Courthouse be removed immediately, alleging it violated the Constitution. That demand sparked an uproar....
20:51, 05/08/2019

Banking refugees in Uganda Africa has the largest number of refugees of any continent – in Uganda, many of them are economically active, while others are excluded from accessing basic banking products. Euromoney finds out how integrating refugees into the formal financial syst...
13:17, 05/15/2019

Uganda: One year of social media tax The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of the staunchest supporters of the tax are no longer convinced....
19:00, 07/20/2019

Germany withholds aid money from Uganda In 2018, the United Nations found that millions of dollars of aid money had been stolen in Uganda. Now Germany has partially stopped its funding in a bid to force Uganda to speed up investigations....
18:51, 05/24/2019

Uganda grapples with tourism vs. electricity Plans to build another hydropower dam on the shores of Lake Albert in Murchison Falls National Park have angered many Ugandans who rely on the country's burgeoning tourism industry....
16:34, 07/12/2019

Fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one of them....
10:17, 05/22/2019

Search underway for missing 2-year-old girl after mother crosses Rio Grande River, Border Patrol says A missing 2-year-old girl from Brazil is the focus of Border Patrol agents as they search the Rio Grande River.        ...
18:34, 07/03/2019

Controversy hangs over revival of Uganda Airlines Two decades after its sudden collapse, Uganda has resurrected its national carrier. Some Ugandans are optimistic about the airline's revival, but can it avoid repeating the same mistakes which led to its closure?...
18:34, 05/12/2019

| Rwanda blocking pilgrims from commemoration, says Uganda Rwandan troops blocked about 200 of their citizens from crossing into Uganda to attend a Christian pilgrimage, a Ugandan government official says, amid a spat between the neighbours....
22:51, 06/03/2019

Uganda Airlines relaunches nearly 20 years after it vanished After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country's national carrier....
02:17, 08/28/2019

Uganda 0-1 Senegal: Africa Cup of Nations last 16 – as it happened Sadio Mané sets up quarter-final meeting with Benin 9.55pm BST Sadio Mané’s first-half goal is enough to send Senegal into a quarter-final meeting with Benin. Mané also had a penalty saved by Onyango in the second half but that never really looked li...
07:01, 07/06/2019

| Russia to help Uganda develop nuclear energy Russia and Uganda have agreed to work together in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom says, as Moscow seeks to strengthen its influence in Africa....
17:17, 09/18/2019

Africa Cup of Nations roundup: Uganda start with unlikely win Uganda have kicked off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 win over DR Congo, drawing level with hosts Egypt on 3 points in Group A, while a late Nigeria goal edged out Burundi. Guinea face Madagascar later....
04:00, 06/23/2019

Uganda v Egypt: African Cup of Nations – live! Minute-by-minute updates on the match in Group ACameroon and Ghana headline day of stalematesAny comments? You can email Paul | tweet @Paul_Doyle 9.15pm BST 57 min: Miya sends a good effort spinning over the wall ... and on to the roof of the net. ...
22:17, 06/30/2019

Chip Gaines runs half marathon, crosses finish line with daughter Ella and son Crew in adorable photo Chip Gaines ran a half marathon over the weekend and was even helped across the finish line by his 11-year-old daughter Ella and his 10-month-old son Crew....
08:51, 04/30/2019

| Wall collapses killing six street children in Uganda Six street children who were sleeping in a storm drain next to an elite school in the Ugandan capital have been killed after a wall fell on them, police say....
15:51, 06/24/2019

‘There’s No Place to Run.’ American Tourist Describes Kidnapping in Uganda A California woman who was kidnapped and held captive for almost five days while on safari in Uganda is speaking out about her experience for the first time. In an interview with Gayle King CBS This Morning on Friday, Kimberly Endicott told the story...
23:17, 04/28/2019

Uganda part company with Desabre after Cup of Nations exit "Uganda have parted company with coach Sebastien Desabre despite performing above expectations at the Africa Cup of Nations where they reached the last 16."...
13:51, 07/07/2019

U.S. hits North Korea, Uganda in new rounds of sanctions The Trump administration set out two new rounds of sanctions Friday -- one against North Korean hackers for targeting money, infrastructure and global businesses, and one against the government in Uganda....
01:34, 09/14/2019

Uganda's Bobi Wine charged with 'annoying' the president The 37-year-old opposition figure was charged while in court to face a separate treason charge. Bobi Wine says he wants to challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in an upcoming election....
21:51, 08/06/2019

| Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu....
08:51, 05/17/2019

Five dead, dozens feared missing after landslides in Uganda Landslides after heavy rains in eastern Uganda have killed at least five people and dozens more are missing, the country's Red Cross said on Wednesday....
15:34, 06/05/2019

Gorillas weren’t missed: an alternative safari in Uganda Wildlife in Uganda usually means mountain gorillas but a simpler, lower-cost tour offers a wealth of other primates, tropical birds and jungle adventuresAt first we walk along the forest edge. On the right is a stone wall and beyond it women are weed...
14:51, 05/12/2019

| Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: Children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived....
02:51, 05/16/2019

Uganda to start new vehicle production by June 2022 Uganda is aiming to start assembling new vehicles by June 2022, with an initial production capacity of 5,000 units per year, a top official of the state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) told Reuters on Monday.  ...
03:17, 07/30/2019

Coffee helps protect Uganda's endangered mountain gorillas Poor communities in Bwindi national park have long depended on what the forest can provide. But with gorillas under threat, coffee now offers a more sustainable living....
18:34, 09/04/2019

Uncovering The Lives Of The Refugees Inside Uganda's Rwamwanja Settlement "I have always related to the idea of being black and white at the same time, but identity and belonging take on a whole new dimension as an Albino refugee"...
15:17, 06/12/2019

Uganda: Bobi Wine threatens Museveni's three decades rule Ugandan singer turned politician Bobi Wine has been detained on charges arising from a demonstration in 2018. Wine is increasingly becoming the voice of the country's opposition and has a large following among the youth....
18:17, 05/01/2019

Desabre leaves post as Uganda coach by mutual consent Sebastien Desabre leaves his post as Uganda coach by mutual consent after the team's Africa Cup of Nations exit, the country's football federation announces....
18:00, 07/07/2019

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change and refugees Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx, climate change and a decline in the use of protective nets....
18:17, 08/14/2019

England make winning start to Netball World Cup with victory over Uganda Sixteen months after their dramatic win over Australia sent the profile of English netball soaring to new heights, Tracey Neville's squad made a winning start to their World Cup campaign at a packed Liverpool Arena....
01:00, 07/13/2019

New Jersey pastor passing off bleach as ‘miracle cure’ in Uganda: report A New Jersey pastor has been doling out a “miracle cure” for various diseases to thousands of people in Uganda — but the holy elixir is just industrial bleach, according to a report. Robert Baldwin, the founder of the Global Healing...
07:17, 05/23/2019

Lawsuit: U.S. woman posed as a doctor at clinic in Uganda where children died A U.S. woman has been accused of running an unlicensed medical clinic in Uganda where she allegedly posed as a doctor, leading to the deaths of hundreds of children, a lawsuit by a Ugandan advocacy group said....
21:17, 06/27/2019

| Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact aimed at ending standoff The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling....
23:00, 08/22/2019

Uganda's cash-strapped cops spend $126 million on CCTV from Huawei A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital....
11:17, 08/15/2019

North Korean Boat With 3 Crewmen Crosses Into South Korean Waters: Report A North Korean boat with three crewmen crossed the de facto maritime border with South Korean and has been towed to a port, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the South's Joint Chiefs....
07:17, 07/28/2019

Activist who branded Uganda president ‘a dirty, delinquent dictator’ faces jail Stella Nyanzi vows to persist with criticism of Yoweri Museveni after being found guilty of cyber harassmentStella Nyanzi, the Ugandan women’s rights activist and staunch government critic who once called head of state Yoweri Museveni “a pair of butt...
14:17, 08/02/2019

Bing Maps team contributes Uganda and Tanzania building datasets to OpenStreetMap The Bing Maps team will contribute building corpora for Uganda and Tanzania to OpenStreetMap, as a part of Microsoft's AI for Humanitarian Action plan.Read More...
00:34, 09/20/2019

Campaign groups accuse Total of breaching French corporate duty law in Uganda French and Ugandan campaign groups including Friends of the Earth have filed a legal notification with Total, claiming it has failed to address the human and environmental impact of its Ugandan operations as required by French law....
17:34, 06/25/2019

Canadian Forces expected to send Hercules transport plane to Uganda for peacekeeping The CC-130 Hercules was one of three signature promises Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made to the United Nations when Canada hosted a major peacekeeping summit in November 2017....
13:17, 08/15/2019

'Flying man' crosses English Channel on hoverboard Hoverboard inventor Franky Zapata completed the 35-km journey from France to England in 22 minutes Sunday morning.        ...
19:17, 08/06/2019

Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact to end tensions Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border crossing for six months....
13:51, 08/23/2019

Bing Maps team contributes Uganda and Tanzania building data sets to OpenStreetMap The Bing Maps team will contribute building corpora for Uganda and Tanzania to OpenStreetMap, as a part of Microsoft's AI for Humanitarian Action plan.Read More...
18:34, 09/20/2019

No White Saviors: Woman Accused of Letting African Babies Die at Fake Medical Facility in Uganda A white American missionary has been accused of posing as a doctor and running a fake medical facility in Africa where she cared for hundreds of children, many of whom did not survive her treatment....
03:34, 06/26/2019

At least 50 dead in Congo train accident At least 50 people were killed and several people are injured after a train derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's minister of humanitarian affairs told CNN....
23:18, 09/13/2019

At least 36 killed in Congo mine collapse At least 36 illegal miners were killed Thursday after part of a copper mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official told CNN. The mine is owned by Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore....
14:51, 07/01/2019

Up to 50 dead in Congo after train derails Up to 50 people were killed when a cargo train derailed in Congo's southeastern province of Tanganyika in the early hours of Thursday, government officials said, though reports on casualties differed widely....
15:51, 09/12/2019

| 50 dead after train derails in DR Congo At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation....
02:51, 09/13/2019

| 300 000 flee violence in northeast DR Congo: UN More than 300 000 people have fled violence and inter-ethnic attacks in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, the United Nations says....
23:17, 06/18/2019

DR Congo names new government after 7-month delay Most members of the new executive have been drawn from former president Joseph Kabila's Common Front for Congo. DRC will now have a female vice prime minister, minister for foreign affairs and minister for planning....
14:17, 08/26/2019

Son of Congo-Brazzaville president accused of siphoning off $50m Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso allegedly used money-laundering scheme spanning six European countriesThe son of Congo-Brazzaville’s president has misappropriated $50m (£41m) of public money by routing it through shell companies and secrecy jurisdictio...
15:17, 08/07/2019

Rwanda says its border with Congo remains open Rwanda's health minister said the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo remained open on Thursday, appearing to contradict an earlier statement that the frontier was closed near the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma....
18:51, 08/01/2019

Congo says Rwanda has closed border near Goma Congo's presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda....
11:51, 08/01/2019

Mokele-mbembe: The Monster of the Congo River Mokèlé-mbèmbé is the name given to a creature believed to inhabit the upper reaches of the Congo River basin, i.e. Congo, Zambia, and Cameroon, as well as in Lake Tele (in the Republic of Congo) and its surrounding regions. This name originates from ...
23:17, 09/18/2019

| South African kidnapped in DR Congo - army A South African and a Zimbabwean working for Canadian gold mining firm Banro have been kidnapped in DR Congo's restive east, an army spokesperson says....
21:17, 07/30/2019

| Congo minister sacked after row with opposition leader Congo-Brazzaville's president Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked his women's minister after a row over a recording in which she questioned the integrity of the opposition leader....
17:51, 09/19/2019

| Kidnapped SA mine worker released in DR Congo A South African mine worker kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed more than a month after he was snatched by an armed group in the country's restive east, local media reports....
19:17, 09/06/2019

About 160 dead after days of Congo intercommunal violence KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The governor of Congo’s northeast Ituri province says two weeks of intercommunal violence have killed more than 160 people in several villages while many others have fled. Governor Jean Bamanisa tells The Associated Press...
13:00, 06/18/2019

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 41 in Congo At least 41 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said....
21:17, 06/27/2019

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 39 in Congo At least 39 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said....
19:51, 06/27/2019

| DR Congo authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions DR Congo authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police have said....
16:00, 07/22/2019

DR Congo stay in Cup of Nations contention after comprehensive win "Cedric Bakambu scored twice for the Democratic Republic of Congo in a comprehensive 4-0 win over Zimbabwe on Sunday that offers them the strong possibility of advancing to the knockout stages of the tournament."...
00:17, 07/01/2019

Court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes Judges at the International Criminal Court on Monday convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese military leader, on charges of atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers....
12:34, 07/08/2019

Congo wants more use of Merck vaccine rather than J&J newcomer: minister Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson & Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters....
21:17, 05/22/2019

UN experts: More armed groups in Congo willing to surrender U.N. experts say a growing number of armed groups in Congo appear willing to surrender under the right conditions following January’s inauguration of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as president...
03:00, 06/14/2019

| 16 militia killed in northeast DR Congo: army Sixteen militiamen have been killed in northeastern DR Congo, the military said on Tuesday, an area where ethnic violence has left at least 160 dead and forced hundreds of thousands to flee in the past two weeks....
11:17, 06/26/2019

DR Congo: Dozens feared dead in boat accident A boat carrying passengers and cargo has capsized in the Congo River near Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. The case is currently under investigation by national police....
19:34, 09/15/2019

Belgium, Congo normalize diplomatic relations during visit Officials from Belgium and Congo have signed a series of deals aiming at normalizing relations between the former colonial power and the African country during an official visit of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi to Belgium...
18:34, 09/17/2019

Egypt 2-0 DR Congo: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – as it happened Elmohamady and Salah send hosts through to last 16 11.29pm BST Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations to help hosts Egypt to a 2-0 win over Democratic Republic of Congo which guaranteed them a place in the knockout s...
01:51, 06/27/2019

Opposition leader's body returning to Congo for funeral The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is headed home more than two years after his death now that his son is president....
14:51, 05/30/2019

Indigenous Congo foragers learn early to use the sun for orientation According to a new study, the Mbendjele BaYaka people of the Republic of Congo are quite adept at using the sun to orient themselves in the Congo's dense lowland forests....
06:17, 07/25/2019

International court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers....
18:00, 07/08/2019

ISIS makes inroads with militant groups in Congo The caliphate may be gone in Iraq and Syria but ISIS is rebranding and finding new places to terrorize, this time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....
16:51, 05/01/2019

Congo: At least 30 dead, dozens missing in boat accident At least 30 people have died and around 200 more are missing after a boat sank on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ferry accidents are common in Congo, with boats frequently overloaded and lacking life vests....
03:17, 05/27/2019

30 dead, more than 150 missing after boat sinks on Congo lake Thirty people are dead, and dozens of passengers are missing after a boat carrying more than 350 passengers capsized on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told CNN on Monday....
21:00, 05/27/2019

'Terminator' faces life in jail for war crimes in Congo An ex-rebel commander known as The Terminator for his role in violent crusades in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
17:51, 07/08/2019

Opposition leader’s body returning to Congo for funeral KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is headed home more than two years after his death now that his son is president. Family members had accused the former government of Joseph Kabila of blocking...
14:00, 05/30/2019

Funeral for Congo’s Etienne Tshisekedi, president’s father KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A funeral Mass is being celebrated for Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son is now president of the sprawling Central African country. The elder Tshisekedi died more than two years ago in Brussels at 84 b...
18:17, 06/01/2019

| DR Congo unveils new government after months-long delay Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila....
23:17, 08/26/2019

ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo A recent assault on a military barracks was the first Congo attack claimed by the terror group. But there were earlier signs of an ISIS franchise in the region....
18:51, 04/28/2019

75-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Congo Fever In Gujarat A 75-year-old woman from Surendranagar district in Gujarat died due to Congo fever which spreads through ticks in humans, the state government said on Monday....
02:17, 08/27/2019

DR Congo says Hutu militia commander shot dead The Democratic Republic of Congo's military says it has shot dead Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Sylvestre Mudacumura. The International Criminal Court had sought his arrest on war crime charges....
18:34, 09/18/2019

UK charity rebuffs ties to Republic of Congo leader A new report has investigated the UK-registered Brazzaville Foundation and raised questions over its role in the oil-rich Republic of Congo, especially in connection with President Denis Sassou N'Guesso....
05:00, 05/16/2019

At least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities....
14:51, 06/17/2019

ISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo Islamic State propagandists said the group was responsible for an assault that left eight Congolese soldiers dead. It was the group’s first Congo attack....
18:51, 04/28/2019

At least 50 dead in train derailment in the Democratic Republic of Congo At least 50 people were killed and several people are injured after a train derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's minister of humanitarian affairs told CNN....
01:17, 09/13/2019

| Madagascar edge DR Congo on penalties to keep dream run alive Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar kept their remarkable run going with a penalty shootout victory over the DR Congo to secure a place in the quarter-finals....
23:17, 07/07/2019

Funeral for Congo's Etienne Tshisekedi, president's father A funeral Mass is being celebrated for Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son is now president of the sprawling Central African country....
19:51, 06/01/2019

Red Cross struggles to contain ebola in DRC One of the biggest challenges faced in controlling the spread of Ebola from DRC to Uganda is the porous nature of the border between the two nations.        ...
18:34, 07/18/2019

WHO says it could use more U.S. help on the ground in Ebola fight The United States could bolster the battle against the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo by allowing more of its experts to travel to the outbreak zone, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday....
20:34, 07/26/2019

| Ebola: Profile of a killer The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2 000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record....
00:34, 09/01/2019

UN says about 25% of Ebola cases could be going undetected GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it may be missing a quarter of all Ebola cases in eastern Congo as violent unrest complicates detection. That estimate by WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan on Thursday comes after aid groups expre...
16:51, 06/06/2019

| Huge fire razes more than 150 homes, kills girl in DR Congo A massive fire sparked in a house where a woman fried donuts near cans of petrol, has razed more than 150 homes in the eastern DR Congo, killing a seven-year-old girl, officials and residents said Monday....
00:51, 07/02/2019

DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen....
18:34, 07/02/2019

Glencore's Congo tragedy highlights security conundrum for miners The deaths of 43 illegal miners at a Glencore facility in Congo last week highlighted a growing challenge for mining companies struggling to secure sites from small-scale prospectors digging for cobalt, copper and other minerals....
07:51, 06/30/2019

DR Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda faces war crimes judgment at ICC The International Criminal Court is to hand down a verdict in the trial of a former Congolese general on Monday. Bosco Ntaganda has been charged with crimes including using child soldiers and rape....
23:34, 07/05/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Madagascar stun DR Congo on penalties Madagascar's fairytale tournament continued in dramatic and thrilling fashion against the DR Congo. Later on, Algeria play Guinea for the right to play either Mali or Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals....
21:34, 07/07/2019

Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar beat DR Congo in shootout as dream goes on • Madagascar 2-2 DR Congo (4-2 on penalties)• Riyad Mahrez on target as Algeria ease past GuineaMadagascar’s remarkable run at the Africa Cup of Nations continued with a penalty shootout win over DR Congo, while Algeria progressed to the quarter-fina...
00:17, 07/08/2019

| DR Congo rivals forge government pact 7 months after polls The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from veteran ruler Joseph Kabila, officials said....
20:17, 07/27/2019

UN chief and senior officials show solidarity with DR Congo during three-day visit United Nations chief António Guterres and senior members of the UN, have embarked on a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where civilians are facing insecurity and ongoing health crises, including a year-long Ebola epidemic wh...
17:17, 08/31/2019

Congo: Fresh corruption allegations leveled against president's family Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations....
23:51, 08/07/2019

Picture perfect - Congo ranger's gorilla selfie goes viral Standing casually and turning their heads to stare straight at the camera, Ndakazi and Ndeze look like any cool selfie pros - only these posers are gorillas....
18:51, 04/28/2019

Body of Etienne Tshisekedi returns to Congo two years after death The body of Congo's longstanding opposition figurehead and statesman Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home on Thursday to a packed and emotional welcome after a two-year wait in a Belgian morgue because of a ban on his return....
01:34, 05/31/2019

Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba named as Congo prime minister Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi has named Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba as prime minister, his spokesman said in a statement on national television on Monday....
17:34, 05/20/2019

300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday....
17:51, 06/18/2019

Experienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo The DR Congo has a new Prime Minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government chosen as a compromise between the former and the current presidents; and what can Congolese expect of him?...
17:34, 05/21/2019

Northeast Congo insecurity hampers response to measles outbreak Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people that Ebola this year....
23:51, 06/19/2019

At Least 30 Dead, 200 Missing After Boat Sinks in Western Congo, Authorities Say (KINSHASA, Congo) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard...
00:00, 05/27/2019

Congo drops mercenaries investigation of opposition leader Katumbi Congolese prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations opposition leader Moise Katumbi hired mercenaries, a document showed on Tuesday, opening the door for him to return home from three years in exile....
23:00, 04/30/2019

DR Congo: Body of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi returned After two years, the body of former DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has been returned from Brussels. It was delayed over concerns that opposition supporters would call to oust then-President Joseph Kabila....
02:51, 05/31/2019

DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a ‘historic moment’ for democracy in the country On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencing a historic moment, which could herald the development of democratic institutions....
23:34, 09/02/2019

Congo abuses drive global rise in sexual violence against women Study identifies DRC, India and South Sudan among countries where women are at greatest risk of attackSexual violence is on the increase both inside and outside of wartime contexts and women remain the primary victims, warns new research.In their rep...
17:00, 06/28/2019

Family That Fled Violence In Congo Receives Habitat For Humanity Home LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Lexington family is starting a new chapter on Sunday thanks to Habitat for Humanity. After fleeing from the war in Congo in 2009 and spending several years in a refugee camp, the Shabani family says receiving a habit...
23:17, 06/02/2019

CORRECTED-Glencore's Congo tragedy highlights security conundrum for miners The deaths of 43 illegal miners at a Glencore facility in Congo last week highlighted a growing challenge for mining companies struggling to secure sites from small-scale prospectors digging for cobalt, copper and other minerals....
02:00, 07/01/2019

Dozens of stowaways feared dead in Congo train derailment: official At least 50 stowaways were killed in southeastern Congo Thursday when a freight train derailed and pinned some beneath, a government minister there said — the latest rail mishap in a nation with a history of fatal train accidents. Officials said the ...
22:51, 09/12/2019

Nigeria's Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic's state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo's oil ministry said....
21:34, 06/11/2019

Gorillas, charcoal and the fight for survival in Congo's rainforest | Peter Beaumont A deadly conflict simmers between the autochthon people forced out of Kahuzi-Biéga national park, and the rangers protecting the landOn a scarred hillside on the edge of the Kahuzi-Biéga national park, smoke rises from the once-forested slope as men ...
12:00, 07/22/2019

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Madagascar stun DR Congo, Algeria ease through Madagascar's fairytale tournament continued in dramatic fashion against the DR Congo. Elsewhere, Riyadh Mahrez was on target as Algeria eased past Guinea and will face Mali or Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals....
01:51, 07/08/2019

"Let's Be Serious": Congo Army Razes Illegal Homes Near Giant China Mine A Congolese army officer arrived in the village of Kafwaya in June and warned residents not to trespass on a major Chinese copper and cobalt mine next door. As night fell about a week later, the......
13:34, 07/17/2019

The world's largest rainforests: Amazon, Daintree, Congo Basin and more These 11 rainforests boast 10,000 animal species and land that’s been continuously forested for 160 million years. But they also face multiple threats.       ...
19:34, 07/26/2019

DRC Ebola epidemic is international emergency, says WHO Organisation calls for more funds as 2,512 cases are confirmed in the regionThe Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization has declared, calling for more...
02:17, 07/18/2019

Ebola miniseries is all monkey business Julianna Margulies swore off medical dramas after her six-year run as nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC’s “ER,” renowned for its frenetic pace, dizzying array of diseases and lab-coat flirtations. But she’s back in the genre on Nat Geo’s miniseries “The Ho...
00:51, 05/24/2019

Aid group: 80% of new Ebola cases were not known contacts GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is making progress in tracking new Ebola cases in eastern Congo but Doctors Without Borders asserts that the vast majority were not previously known as contacts of victims. WHO emergencies chief Dr....
17:51, 05/28/2019

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300 The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center....
03:51, 08/13/2019

One year later, Ebola outbreak isn't slowing down The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been spreading there for a year, and American federal officials reported Thursday that the deadly virus is showing no sign of abating....
02:17, 08/03/2019

| Ebola cases in DRC break 2 000 mark DR Congo's health ministry said that it had recorded more than 2 000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago....
23:51, 06/04/2019

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda this week — does not yet merit being declared a global emerg...
20:17, 06/14/2019

| Ebola centre attacker killed in DRC Police and soldiers repelled an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing one assailant, a government official said....
19:34, 05/13/2019

This Ebola book is more terrifying than fiction A pregnant woman, infected with Ebola, bleeds out on the table. An aide reaches her bare hands inside the woman to deliver the stillborn baby, unaware that the virus has now invaded her body, too. And this is just the beginning. Richard Preston’s ter...
00:17, 07/21/2019

Ebola is back – can it be contained? – podcast The current outbreak of the deadly virus in the DRC has been called the most complex public health emergency in history. Peter Beaumont describes his recent visit to the DRC and Sarah Boseley discusses how the 2014 outbreak was eventually contained. ...
07:51, 06/26/2019

Ebola: second death confirmed in Goma World Health Organization confirms a second person has died of the disease in a major transit hub in Democratic Republic of CongoA second death linked to the Ebola virus has been confirmed in the densely populated city of Goma, located at the Democra...
18:17, 07/31/2019

| Ebola death toll to pass 1 000 - UN The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed nearly 1 000 people, the UN said, warning the "intense" spread of the virus was set to persist....
11:51, 05/04/2019

Ebola: 'WHO between a rock and a hard place' Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more difficult. The WHO's decision proved controversial....
22:00, 06/18/2019

More than half of all Ebola outbreaks are going undetected As the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history spreads into Uganda, a modelling study has suggested that most Ebola outbreaks escape detection by doctors...
22:34, 06/13/2019

ICC convicts Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda of war crimes including rape and murder The ex-warlord was on trial for 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts for crimes against humanity. The trial had begun nine years after the International Criminal Court called for his arrest....
11:51, 07/08/2019

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of the country’s citizens, as well as the sacrifice of the peacekeepers who have died serving them....
18:51, 09/01/2019

Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. ...
22:17, 08/16/2019

After deadly collapse, Congo vows to remove illegal miners from Glencore concession Congo's interior minister vowed to remove all illegal miners by Sunday from a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore following a landslide this week that killed at least 43 of them....
20:34, 06/29/2019

With security improving in DR Congo’s Kasai, thousands of refugees head home from Angola As security has improved in the restive Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some 8,500 refugees have left the Lóvua settlement in Angola’s north-east Lunda Norte province in the past week, hoping to cross the border and return hom...
03:51, 08/24/2019

Congo security forces start evicting illegal miners from Glencore project Congolese security forces began evicting illegal miners from a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore on Thursday, local activists said, a week after a landslide there killed 43 of them....
10:34, 07/04/2019

Congo president and predecessor agree to split main cabinet posts: sources Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila reached an agreement on Friday to divide the main security and economic cabinet posts roughly evenly between their two camps, three sources familiar with the negotiations said....
16:34, 07/26/2019

Gunmen kidnap two workers at Banro Corp east Congo mine: army Gunmen kidnapped a South African and one Zimbabwean worker at Banro Corp's gold mine in the east Congolese province of Maniema on Sunday, an army spokesman said....
03:51, 07/29/2019

Germany's Heiko Maas commits to fight against sexual violence on Congo visit Heiko Maas has made the effort to end sexual violence a key theme of German foreign policy. The issue was front and center during the foreign minister's visit to a Congo hospital. Fabian von der Mark reports from Bukavu....
04:34, 09/05/2019

‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up “Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN reli...
22:00, 04/28/2019

WHO declares international emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak The World Health Organization is calling for international support to help stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from spreading...
13:34, 07/18/2019

This doctor survived Ebola. Now, he treats other sufferers Every time a doctor enters the treatment area at the Ebola medical centre in Beni, the support staff write their name on the section of their protective suits which covers their foreheads....
01:17, 07/22/2019

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries....
22:51, 07/17/2019

UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has opened its expert meeting to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — should be declared a global emergency. WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom...
16:00, 06/14/2019

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday....
14:34, 06/14/2019

| DRC ex-health minister questioned over use of Ebola funds Oly Ilunga, who resigned as DR Congo health minister last month, has been questioned as part of an inquiry into the use of public funds earmarked to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his lawyer says....
12:51, 08/28/2019

WHO: Ebola funds not enough to fight virus through end of 2019 The World Health Organization is running low on funding it needs to fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations health agency said Friday....
23:18, 09/13/2019

'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic out of control in DRC, say experts More than 1,600 people infected in North Kivu province since outbreak began in AugustEbola in the DRC: everything you need to knowAn Ebola epidemic in a conflict-riven region of Democratic Republic of Congo is out of control and could become as serio...
08:51, 05/15/2019

CORRECTED-WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300 The World Health Organisation said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban centre....
19:39, 08/11/2019

WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international emergency Enlarge / Health workers communicate information about Ebola at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on July 16, 2019, in Goma, DRC. (credit: Getty | John Wessels) The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the n...
03:00, 07/18/2019

Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists Congo results show good survival rates for patients treated quickly with antibodies Ebola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in the major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of t...
23:17, 08/12/2019

Ebola patient suspected of going to Rwanda: report A woman who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have taken the deadly disease into Rwanda, according to a Ugandan Health Ministry report published by the World Health Organization on Thursday....
12:00, 07/18/2019

Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says health experts are investigating a hospital patient who has Ebola-like symptoms. Kericho County spokesman Timothy Kimei issued a statement saying the patient is in isolation and the hospital in western Ken...
14:00, 06/17/2019

DRC set to exceed 2,000 Ebola cases in second largest outbreak ever Violence by armed groups and community mistrust hamper attempts to halt epidemicAid agencies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are set to announce that more than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak was declared in Augu...
21:34, 06/03/2019

Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases - statement Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday....
21:34, 09/18/2019

U.N. calls for hundreds of millions in more aid to fight Ebola Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak could last much longer and cost far more in money and lives unless U.N. member states inject hundreds of millions of dollars now, U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told Reuters on Monday....
18:34, 07/15/2019

US officials recruit Dikembe Mutombo for Ebola PSA U.S. health officials are turning to retired basketball star Dikembe Mutombo to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history. (June 24)        ...
18:34, 06/24/2019

Driver with Ebola team severely injured by mob BENI, Congo (AP) — A driver working with an Ebola response team is in critical condition after angry crowds hurled rocks at him and set his vehicle on fire. Monday’s attack in Beni is the latest against health workers trying to combat the virus...
20:34, 06/24/2019