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WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Geneva - The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.

Growing alarm as Ebola outbreak in DRC reaches 2,000 cases

Butembo - More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health ministry has said, and aid agencies expressed concern over the accelerating spread of the disease.

Ebola outbreak in DRC is now out of control, say experts

The Democratic Republic of Congo's devastating Ebola outbreak is the second-biggest in history, but experts are now saying it's out of control and could end up becoming an international crisis.

A dozen civilians dead in DR Congo rebel attack: witnesses

- Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP on Sunday.

Stopping new outbreak of Ebola in Congo 'war zone' will be risky

The Ebola virus has popped up again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, days after another outbreak was declared over — but this time it may be harder to fight.

DRC refugee wins Brazilian hearts in 'The Voice'

Rio De Janeiro - She lost her country and childhood in one of Africa's most horrific wars, but Congolese refugee Isabel Antonio has won the hearts of millions of Brazilians with her performances on "The Voice Brasil.

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.

Ben Affleck will testify on Congo

On Wednesday, Ben Affleck will testify before the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the implications for U.S. security.

Number of refugees in eastern DRC increases

Doctors Without Borders announced that there has been a significant rise in the number of refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern province North Kivu, as a result of the fighting between governmental troops and the M23 rebels.

DRC government rejects M23 rebels' ultimatum

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has rejected the M23 rebels’ ultimatum to initiate direct negotiations and declared it would defend Goma, the de facto aid capital of the country’s war-torn east.

Op-Ed: Did police intervention just prevent a civil war in Congo? Special

Kinshasa - In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the loser of recent national elections, Etienne Tshisekedi, had prepared to declare himself president today, found security forces blocking his residence and prevented the alternative ”swearing in”.

Explorer to walk solo across Africa from coast to coast Special

An explorer is attempting to walk 4,000 miles solo across Africa from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. If successful he will be the first American to walk alone from coast to coast across Africa.

Democratic Republic of Congo turns 50

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) has celebrated 50 years of independence with ceremonies around the vast central African nation, with international dignitaries attending.

DRC rape victim: 'The world doesn't care about us' Special

A gruesome report by Oxfam International shows that in 2009 over 5000 women were raped in the DRC's South Kivu province, situated of the northeastern part of the country. That comes down to 14 rapes a day.

Uganda refugees a 'silent emergency’ UN official says

Kampala - A UN official has described the refugee crisis in southwest Uganda as a ”silent emergency” as the government and humanitarian agencies struggle with a lack of resources.

UN-Backed force attacks Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Congo

Kinshasa - Congo and the UN peacekeeping force, MONUC, have begun an offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Children in southern Congo face acute starvation Special

With the eyes of the international community being focused on the war-torn northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a human tragedy is unfolding in the south of the country, where thousands of children face death by starvation.

Mystery Illness Kills 60 in Democratic Republic of the Congo

A recent outbreak of an mysterious fever has killed sixty people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hospital workers and others who had contact with deceased are among victims.
 

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Goma from Lake Kivu
Goma from Lake Kivu
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M23 rebels on a truck in the streets of Goma  after they captured it in November 2012. M23 is just o...
M23 rebels on a truck in the streets of Goma, after they captured it in November 2012. M23 is just one of a number of rebel groups that are operating in DRC.
VOA
The red marks show the provinces in north Congo where Ebola is epidemic. Notice how close the outbre...
The red marks show the provinces in north Congo where Ebola is epidemic. Notice how close the outbreak is to the borders of other countries.
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Hollywood actor Ben Affleck
Hollywood actor Ben Affleck
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On August 10  2018  an Ebola vaccination team member administers the Ebola vaccine in Beni  North Ki...
On August 10, 2018, an Ebola vaccination team member administers the Ebola vaccine in Beni, North Kivu, DRC.
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A SAAF C-130 BZ Hercules of 28 Squadron.
A SAAF C-130 BZ Hercules of 28 Squadron.
Congolese refugees in the Nakivale refugee settlement in southwest Uganda.
Congolese refugees in the Nakivale refugee settlement in southwest Uganda.
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The children take the loads of rocks down to the water for washing.
The children take the loads of rocks down to the water for washing.
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The DRC is Africa s largest country.
The DRC is Africa's largest country.
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Capital of North Kivu Province of the DRC  Goma.
Capital of North Kivu Province of the DRC, Goma.
A group of demobilized child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
A group of demobilized child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Hyperolius sankuruensis - a reedfrog discovered in 1979 by R.F. Laurent. Jos Kielgast  a student at ...
Hyperolius sankuruensis - a reedfrog discovered in 1979 by R.F. Laurent. Jos Kielgast, a student at the University of Copenhagen, re-discovered the species 300 km west of the locality where it was first found in an extremely remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He discovered it while night searching areas of inundated primary forest along a tributary of the Congo River.
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Democratic Republic of Congo  a.k.a. D.R. Congo  a.k.a.  the D.R.C.
Democratic Republic of Congo, a.k.a. D.R. Congo, a.k.a., the D.R.C.
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Repealing the Dodd-Frank Act will likely create more violence and lead to more deaths in Central Afr...
Repealing the Dodd-Frank Act will likely create more violence and lead to more deaths in Central Africa.
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