The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider renewing financial support to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within the next six months, the government in Kinshasa said on Saturday.
Dozens of people die in Congo every year because of old-fashioned and unregulated mining methods that compromise safety.
In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones.
The World Health Organization is “rationing” Ebola vaccines in Democratic Republic of Congo, with access controls meaning too fewpeople at risk are being protected in an outbreak of the deadly disease, the aid group MSF said on Monday.
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.
At least 28 people have been killed in a north eastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN stabilizing mission in the country (MONUSCO) said on Thursday.
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.