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Measles toll in Congo exceeds 5 000: WHO

5 December 2019, 3:29 PM

A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

30 November 2019, 4:32 PM

International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff.

Three dead in attacks against Ebola response centres in Congo

28 November 2019, 2:29 PM

Three health workers were killed and several injured in attacks against two Ebola response centres in eastern Congo early on Thursday, authorities and health services said.

Protests against UN presence in DR Congo spread

27 November 2019, 9:21 PM

Protests against the United Nations presence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have spread from the Ebola-affected town of Beni to other towns in the region over frustration among locals that blue helmets are failing to protect civilians.

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Floods kill at least 39 in Congolese capital Kinshasa

26 November 2019, 5:53 PM

At least 39 people died in flooding on Tuesday in Kinshasa, the sprawling capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, following torrential rains overnight, authorities said.

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WHO evacuates staff from Ebola team in Congo due to insecurity

26 November 2019, 3:10 PM

The World Health Organization(WHO) has evacuated 49 non-essential staff among 120 working on the Ebola epidemic from the town of Beni in the DemocraticRepublic of Congo due to the worsening security situation, aspokesman said on Tuesday.

Protesters torch DR Congo mayor’s office after massacre

25 November 2019, 2:34 PM

Protesters in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni set the town hall on fire on Monday after suspected rebels killed eight people in an overnight raid.

Congo plane crash death toll rises to 24

25 November 2019, 6:00 AM

The death toll from a plane that crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday morning has risen to at least 24, a provincial lawmaker and rescue worker.

Small plane crashes in eastern Congo, killing at least 27 people

24 November 2019, 5:21 PM

At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when a small plane crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, a rescue official said.

Plane crash kills at least 18 in eastern Congo

24 November 2019, 3:06 PM

Rescue workers pulled 18 bodies from the rubble after a plane crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo shortly after take-off on Sunday.

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