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.
Democratic Republic of Congo coach Florent Ibenge added his name to the list of post-Africa Cup of Nations departures when he announced on Wednesday that he was leaving the job.
A fourth case of Ebola has been confirmed in the eastern Congo city of Goma, the government said late on Thursday, raising fears of an acceleration in infections close to the border with Rwanda.
A second person has died of Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) city of Goma, a major transport hub, the country’s point man for the epidemic told AFP on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia has banned entry to travellers coming from Democratic Republic of Congo over fears Ebola could spread during next month’s haj pilgrimage.