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Congo ethnic killings may amount to crimes against humanity: UN

11 January 2020, 6:57 AM

Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide, the United Nations said.

aftermath of Congo Floods

Extreme weather leaves Congo capital residents underwater

10 January 2020, 6:23 AM

Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilometre, inundating his corrugated iron house.

Ebola victim getting vaccine

First Ebola relapse recorded in Congo outbreak, WHO says

20 December 2019, 5:47 PM

 Health officials in eastern Congo have documented the first relapse in the current Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Tesla, Apple among firms accused of aiding child labor in Congo

17 December 2019, 7:19 AM

Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit.

Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO

14 December 2019, 6:36 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases of the deadly Ebola virus are steadily rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo rolls out measles vaccination in Goma amid civil unrest

12 December 2019, 7:23 AM

The Democratic Republic of Congo and WHO launched the third phase of the measles immunisation campaign Wednesday, with the ultimate aim of reaching 18.9 million children across the country by year-end.

Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time

8 December 2019, 4:48 PM

An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.

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.

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