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Students at an anti-government rally in the DRC.

DRC authorities ban Kinshasa rallies over tensions

22 July 2019, 6:05 AM

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police said on Sunday.

AU warns against curbing travel to DRC

20 July 2019, 7:55 PM

The African Union has warned against curbing travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)despite the “high” threat of the spread of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Congolese Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda: WHO

18 July 2019, 3:20 PM

A fishmonger who died this week of Ebola may have carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Rwanda as well as Uganda, the World Health Organisation said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.

Goma, which has a population of around one million, is the capital of North Kivu province, the epicentre of what is now the second deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak on record.

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

18 July 2019, 9:17 AM

Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago, the Ebola outbreak has proved tenacious.

Ebola patient in DR Congo city of Goma has died: governor

16 July 2019, 2:41 PM

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma has died, the governor of North Kivu province said on Tuesday.

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