Congo's Ebola deaths top 1,000

World / Science & Health May 4, 2019

Congo's Ebola deaths top 1,000

More than 1,000 people have now died of Ebola in Congo, authorities said, as aid workers warned that the highly contagious virus combined with insecurity in the restive region was creating a "deeply worrying situation." The current outbreak is the second-deadliest on record, after an ...

World Mar 10, 2019

U.N. chief proposes cutting Congo peacekeeping force

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has proposed shrinking the large peacekeeping force in Congo. After presidential elections in December that ended Joseph Kabila's rule and improved security, the 16,000-strong mission known as MONUSCO now can be reconfigured, U.N. officials have said. Guterres suggested a reduction of about ...

Congo Ebola center attacked and set aflame

World Feb 28, 2019

Congo Ebola center attacked and set aflame

Armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo on Wednesday, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gunbattle with security forces, health officials said. The identity and motive of the assailants were unclear. Aid workers have faced mistrust in some ...