A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.
The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed to more than 2 000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.
The intelligence agency in DRC has ordered an audit of spending by the interim government that has run the country for seven months since President Felix Tshisekedi’s inauguration, the agency’s head said on Wednesday.
Congo’s prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with around two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph Kabila.
Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi and his prime minister named a new government for first time since winning an election last December, a statement from Prime Minister Illunga Illunkamba’s office said on Monday.
The latest Ebola outbreak which started last August has killed 1,965 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred.
A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo’s South Kivuregion this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.
Hope may be on the horizon for those fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior WHO epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.