A fishmonger who died this week of Ebola may have carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Rwanda as well as Uganda, the World Health Organisation said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday
The Democratic Republic of Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked “confusing the population,” the government said on Friday.
Congolese Nobel Peace prize winner Denis Mukwege on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to keep investigating in DR Congo after its ruling to convict ex-warlord Bosco Ntaganda.
Bosco Ntaganda, dubbed the “Terminator” is accused of overseeing the slaughter of civilians by his soldiers in the DRC’s volatile, mineral-rich Ituri region in 2002 and 2003.
Illegal miners at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in south-eastern Congo, defied a deadline on Tuesday to vacate the site, a union official said, raising fears of a potentially violent standoff.
After two losses in the opening games against Uganda and hosts Egypt at the 2019 African cup of Nations (AFCON) Group A encounter, Democratic Republic of Congo looked down and out.
The number of artisanal miners killed by a landslide at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in Congo rose to 43 on Friday and officials said the army would deploy at the mine as the search for more victims continued.
At least 36 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.
At least 7 500 Congolese refugees have arrived in Uganda since the start of this month, placing strain on already badly overstretched facilities, according to the UN refugee agency.