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DR Congo's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

Lubumbashi - Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing -- but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

Bemba's release adds to Congo's volatile political mix

Apo - One of the world's most unstable countries was already struggling with a political crisis and nail-biting uncertainty.A decision by a war crimes tribunal has now added to the Democratic Republic of Congo's explosive mix.

Acquitted former DRCongo vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

Den Haag - Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived in Belgium after being acquitted on appeal of war crimes, the International Criminal Court said Friday.

DRCongo's Bemba leaves ICC detention centre following acquittal

Den Haag - Democratic Republic of Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has left the detention centre of the International Criminal Court following his acquittal of war crimes after a decade behind bars, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Unlicenced Ebola meds could soon be used in DR Congo: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak of the deadly virus.

Catholic priest 'infected with Ebola' in DR Congo

Mbandaka - A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the Ebola virus in the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical sources said Thursday.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak on 'epidemiological knife edge': WHO

Geneva - A deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear "potential to expand", the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, saying it aimed to vaccinate 10,000 people within a month.

Death toll in DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27

Apo - The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 27, the health ministry said on Tuesday, after a fatality was recorded in a city on the front line of the outbreak.

New death in DR Congo Ebola outbreak -- toll at 26

Mbandaka - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Monday.

DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases

Apo - Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday.

14,000 flee Central African Republic after violence: UN

Libreville - Some 14,000 people have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo in less than a week, the United Nations said Friday.

Ebola in DRC not 'currently' an 'emergency of international concern': WHO

Geneva - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet merit being labelled an emergency of "international concern," the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

In DR Congo city, worry and anger over Ebola scare

Mbandaka - People in Mbandaka in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were fearful and angry Friday after an Ebola outbreak spread from remote villages to their densely-populated city.

DR Congo triggers 'action plan' as Ebola toll mounts

Apo - The Democratic Republic of Congo joined with world agencies and neighbouring countries on Friday in boosting the response to an Ebola outbreak in the sprawling country's northwest, as the death toll mounted.

WHO says 'high risk' Ebola will spread in DR Congo

Geneva - An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.

Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

Paris - A factfile on the deadly Ebola virus, which has broken out in remote northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and spread to a city, a development likely to complicate containment efforts.

Fears mount as Ebola reported in DR Congo city

Apo - An outbreak of Ebola in remote Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread to a city, health watchdogs said Thursday, sharpening fears that the deadly virus now posed a regional threat.

WHO reports new Ebola case in DR Congo, vaccine this week

Apo - The head of the World Health Organization said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week.
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