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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.

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.

WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity

22 November 2019, 6:39 PM

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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At least 15 civilians killed in eastern Congo by suspected militants

16 November 2019, 6:35 PM

Suspected militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month.

Rollout of new Ebola vaccine begins in Congo

14 November 2019, 8:46 PM

Health authorities in eastern Congo have introduced a new Ebola vaccine produced by an American medical company, aid group MSF said on Thursday, to help combat the world’s second-worst outbreak of the virus on record.

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