Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

Twenty-three cases of Ebola have been recorded in four days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities said on Thursday. Ten cases were recorded on Tuesday alone in Mabalako in North Kivu province, after ...

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

World Dec 6, 2019

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

At least 14 people have been killed since Monday in eastern DR Congo in attacks blamed on a militia responsible for a series of massacres, local officials said. Dozens of armed groups have troubled the DR Congo's restive east for decades despite a U.N. peacekeeping ...

World / Science & Health Nov 3, 2019

New Ebola vaccine arrives in Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the Central African country battles its second-deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade. The health ministry for the eastern province of North Kivu said that a preliminary ...