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DR Congo authorises trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast, the government said Monday.

DR Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to stop outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has sickened 52 people and killed four others.

WHO races against the clock to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

In an update issued on May 18, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) said a race against the clock has begun to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in the remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Rebel chief escapes in DR Congo prison break: govt

Kinshasa - Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa's central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said.

Central Africa refugees stream into DR Congo by the thousands

Kinshasa - Thousands of people fleeing troubled Central African Republic have streamed into DR Congo following an outbreak of sectarian violence in the border city of Bangassou, the UN's refugee agency said Tuesday.

Ebola in DR Congo's isolated far north a logistical challenge

Kinshasa - An Ebola outbreak in a remote region in DR Congo's far north poses a logistical challenge for doctors and aid workers although the sheer remoteness could help limit its spread.

Three die from Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization confirmed on Friday that three people have died from the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo: WHO

Kinshasa - An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22.

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

Goma - In the lush hills of eastern DR Congo, where the trade in rare minerals has long fed unrest, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income.

Militia clashes kill 29 in eastern DR Congo: official

Goma - Twenty-nine people have been killed in three days of clashes between rival factions of a militia group in a village in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, an official said Friday.

DRCongo, home to a tenth of the world's languages

Kinshasa - "I haven't once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I've lived in Kinshasa. None of my nine children speak it," says Charles Tongohala.

20 killed in clashes in DR Congo's Kasai region: UN

Kinshasa - Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Wednesday.

South Sudan war strains Uganda's generous refugee policy

Site - Ugandan motorbike taxi driver Sadiq Agotre grumbles as he waits for a rare client among thousands of South Sudanese refugees hoping to receive food rations in the outskirts of his town."Business is not good.

DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila's choice of prime minister, sources said Friday.

DRCongo detains suspect in killing of two UN experts

Kinshasa - A suspect has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the kidnap and killing last month of two UN experts, an American and a dual Swedish-Chilean woman, military authorities said Friday.

Congo police arrest dozens after protest ban

Kinshasa - Police said Tuesday they have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against DR Congo President Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo president names new PM under power-sharing deal

Kinshasa - President Joseph Kabila on Friday named an opposition leader as prime minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo, honouring a pledge made as part of a stalled power-sharing deal agreed in December.

Bodies of two UN experts found in DR Congo as violence spirals

Kinshasa - Two foreign UN contractors who were kidnapped in DR Congo have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the government said Tuesday, as spiralling violence in the vast country sparked international condemnation.

UN presses search for foreign experts kidnapped in DR Congo

Kinshasa - The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday said its troops were pressing ahead with a search for two foreign experts who were kidnapped in the violence-wracked central Kasai region."The search is ongoing ...

UN gives $5 mn in aid for crisis-hit DR Congo region

Kinshasa - The United Nations announced aid worth $5 million (4.7 million euros) on Saturday to help people affected by the humanitarian crisis in the violence-wracked Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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