Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200 000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world’s second worst epidemic.
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.
Congo’s presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.
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.