Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic to seven.
When Congo announced its first coronavirus case, all the details from the health ministry about the patient were wrong, drawing a rebuke from the president and highlighting the challenges the huge African country will face if the virus spreads.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the death of the country’s top army spy in February was apparently due to hanging, but he did not spell out whether the military intelligence chief had killed himself.
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.
Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases of the deadly Ebola virus are steadily rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.