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WHO considers declaring Ebola 'global emergency' as virus spreads

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.

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).

WHO — Two more cases of Ebola virus identified in DR Congo

Kinshasa - In a statement dated May 13, the World Health Organization announced it is now investigating three Ebola cases in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the first case possibly being the "index case."

Scientists describe birth of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

Using archived samples of the HIV/AIDS' genetic code, an international group of scientists have been able to trace the origin of the disease back to its original source. The study reveals a "perfect storm" of events that lead to a global pandemic.

UN uses force against rebels in D.R. Congo for the first time

Goma - The United Nations force in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed the Force Intervention Brigade against M23 rebels in the north eastern part of the country, near the Rwandan border, for the first time.

UN: 82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) says 82 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.

DR Congo and African nations sign deal to end conflict in Congo

Addis Ababa - A deal to try to end the conflict that has been raging, if somewhat under the radar, in the Democratic Republic of Congo for many years now, was signed today in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa through the United Nations.

African regional cooperation made DRC elections possible Special

Pretoria - As criticism of the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) increases, it has been shown voters might not have been able to get ballots at all, so DRC turned to other countries in the region for help .
 

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 I am reconvening the IHR Emergency Committee on 14 June in Geneva to ascertain whether the outbreak...
"I am reconvening the IHR Emergency Committee on 14 June in Geneva to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. This will be the 3rd meeting of the committee on this outbreak."
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Kambale Musavuli has spoken at college campuses all over the U.S. about the violent struggles for co...
Kambale Musavuli has spoken at college campuses all over the U.S. about the violent struggles for control of the immense natural resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has cost upwards of six million African lives.
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The interior of the Congo was opened up in the late 19th Century by the British explorer Henry Stanl...
The interior of the Congo was opened up in the late 19th Century by the British explorer Henry Stanley.
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A Congolese rebel fiddling with his gun.
A Congolese rebel fiddling with his gun.
Steve Evans
Bas-Uele Province is in the reote northeast of the DR Congo.
Bas-Uele Province is in the reote northeast of the DR Congo.
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A refugee camp in DR Congo
A refugee camp in DR Congo,
Julien Harneis

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