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Containment of Ebola outbreak in Congo hampered by armed attacks

Kinshasa - More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since August - even as hostility toward health workers has escalated in the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus recorded in modern times.

Congo's Ebola outbreak may be declared global emergency

Butembo - World Health Organization officials are meeting to decide whether an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that’s killed 751 people constitutes a public-health emergency of international concern.

CDC — Ebola outbreak in Congo could become uncontainable

Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said Nov. 5 that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, international public health experts should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control.

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.

Eastern gorilla suffers 70 percent decline — Near extinction

The world's largest primate has been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo and are now critically endangered.

These remarkable primates are being wiped out by war in the Congo

Decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have decimated populations of the world's largest primate — the eastern lowland gorilla, also known as Grauer's gorilla.

Tech giants accused of using cobalt mined by children

A new report out by Amnesty International claims Apple, Samsung and Sony failed to perform basic checks as required to make sure mining firms are not taking advantage of children by using them in the mining of essential minerals.

Thai customs seize African elephant tusks worth $6 million

Customs officials in Thailand have seized over four tons of ivory worth $6.0 million in what the customs department is calling the biggest ivory bust in the country's history.

Over 21 dead in machete massacre — Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa - Machete-wielding attackers crept into the town of Mayangose in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight and massacred 14 men and 7 women, surprisingly sparing the children, reported a spokesman for a civil society.

Ebola extends to fifth African country

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two first cases of Ebola. This means that the cases of infection have now been recorded in five African countries.

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.

Kabila survives attempt on life in 'rape capital of the world'

Kinshasa - Six gunmen have been killed and seven arrested in an attack on the residence of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila tonight.
 

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Joseph Kabila  President of the Democratic Republic of Congo  addresses the officials at the formal ...
Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, addresses the officials at the formal opening of the 20th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Kinshasa on December 2, 2010.
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Children collecting firewood in an area of the DRC.
Children collecting firewood in an area of the DRC.
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