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Members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo.

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreading At Fastest Rate Yet

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said...
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Congo Kinshasa (DRC) Travel Guide

Travel & TourismLike Congo-Brazzaville, its neighbor across the river, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (colloquially known as Congo-Kinshasa or the DRC) is home...
A Doctors Without Borders health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola

Health Experts Call For Emergency Declaration On Congo Ebola Outbreak

An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's...
UN peacekeepers drive through Congo

UN Finds 15 Mass Graves In Congo After December Violence

At least 15 mass graves have been found in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in the wake of three days of ethnic bloodshed in...

Congo Inauguration Postponed; Police Stop Opposition Rally

KINSHASA — Congo's police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said.Dozens of people...

African Union Urges Congo to Suspend Final Election Results

KINSHASA, CONGO — The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results...
Health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients.

Ebola Outbreak DRC Worst In History

The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is proving to be worst in the nation's recorded history.Two hundred people have died of the deadly...
A child receiving an Ebola- vaccine.

Children In Congo Dying From Ebola At Unprecedented Rate

Children in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by...
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WHO Sees Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Lasting 3-4 Months At Least

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but...
People are being vaccinated against Ebola in the DRC.

WHO Very Concerned About Congo Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could worsen rapidly because of attacks by...
A Doctors Without Borders health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola

Congo Reports First Ebola Case In Major City Of Butembo

Congo has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of close to a million with strong trade links...
Police officers stand guard at a newly established Ebola response centre in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Combating Ebola Outbreak In Congo War Zone Complicated

Highlighting the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing,...
A new Ebola outbreak has been reported in Congo.

Fresh Ebola Outbreak Reported In Congo

A fresh outbreak of Ebola fever has been reported in conflict-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The four confirmed cases of the deadly haemorrhagic disease come...
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New Cases of Ebola Prompt Vaccinations in Congo

Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some...

Making a Case for Hydropower

Sub-Saharan Africa has an infrastructure gap of more than $40 billion. As noted by U.S. President Barack Obama in the announcement of his Power Africa...

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