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A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC makes new push to fight year-old Ebola epidemic

31 July 2019, 5:30 AM

So far, 1,790 people have died of the dreaded haemorrhagic virus since the first cases were recorded on August 1 last year.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy

Public mistrust thwarts Congo’s Ebola response as cases climb

29 March 2019, 12:39 PM

A quarter of people surveyed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola hotspots believed the virus was not real, a study said on Wednesday, as the world’s second-biggest outbreak spreads.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy who had contact with an Ebola

Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1 000 cases

25 March 2019, 6:09 PM

The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1 000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday.

Catholic head in Congo slams state’s ‘barbarism’

3 January 2018, 7:57 AM

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as “barbarism”.

At least 33 killed as DRC train carrying fuel derails

13 November 2017, 6:29 AM

Up to 33 people were feared dead Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a freight train carrying fuel plunged into a ravine.

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