Congo leader calls unrest in northeast 'attempted genocide'

World Jul 3, 2019

Congo leader calls unrest in northeast 'attempted genocide'

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi described bloodshed in a volatile northeastern province as an "attempted genocide" Tuesday, after a wave of violence that has killed scores of civilians and forced tens of thousands from their homes in less than a month. Tshisekedi has ordered the ...

Survivors recall horror of Congo ethnic attacks

World / Social Issues Jun 19, 2019

Survivors recall horror of Congo ethnic attacks

Machete-wielding attackers descended on Esther Nzale's village in northeastern Congo eight days ago around noon, setting houses on fire and hacking to death her husband and others. "Some people were burned alive inside the houses," Nzale said from a camp for displaced persons more than ...

Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study indicates

World / Science & Health Jun 14, 2019

Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study indicates

Half of all outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus never get detected, researchers said Thursday, as Uganda confirmed a second death from the disease that has claimed hundreds of lives in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Ebola, which spreads among humans through contact with bodily ...