Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide, the United Nations said.
Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilometre, inundating his corrugated iron house.
Health officials in eastern Congo have documented the first relapse in the current Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and WHO launched the third phase of the measles immunisation campaign Wednesday, with the ultimate aim of reaching 18.9 million children across the country by year-end.
A continental forum to assist the Democratic Republic of Congo’s efforts against Ebola has attracted pledges worth $55 million, above its target.