May 18, 2017

WHO proposes Ebola vaccine trial for Congo outbreak

An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus, but a promising ...

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

/ May 15, 2017

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday a second case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo after an outbreak this week of 17 other suspected cases. Health officials are trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases identified ...

Mar 29, 2017

Two U.N. experts slain in Congo as violence spirals

Two kidnapped foreign U.N. contractors have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday. Spiraling violence in the vast country, formerly known as Zaire, has sparked international condemnation. The bodies of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, an American ...

Congo's Kabila agrees to step down after elections

/ Dec 31, 2016

Congo's Kabila agrees to step down after elections

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political parties on Friday, the lead mediator of the talks said. Negotiators have been in tense talks for weeks seeking to ...

Oct 3, 2016

Ninja rebels attack Congo train, kill 14, including children

At least 14 people have been killed, including children and two soldiers, in an attack on a train blamed on former rebel fighters south of the Congo capital Brazzaville, police said Sunday. The attack was carried out Friday by former Ninja Nsiloulou fighters of ...

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

Oct 2, 2016

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of this week’s honors. The awards season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize in Stockholm, ...