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Ebola’s spread highlights importance of societal issues in scientific advancements

17 June 2019, 4:06 PM

The persistence of Congo’s Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say.

DRC leadership under pressure to diversify economy

16 June 2019, 8:46 AM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new leadership is under mounting pressure to diversify the country’s economy from its dependence on raw materials following the plunge in the price of cobalt.

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Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

12 June 2019, 2:14 PM

A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Wednesday as two of his family members also tested positive for the virus after a visit to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Ebola cases in DR Congo breaks 2 000 mark

4 June 2019, 2:32 PM

The DR Congo’s health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2 000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country’s east 10 months ago.

Revered DR Congo opposition leader’s body arrives in Kinshasa for funeral

30 May 2019, 9:47 PM

The remains of Etienne Tshisekedi, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s revered opposition leader, arrived in Kinshasa on Thursday, in an emotion-laden moment for the country after his son Felix became president this year.

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