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Up to 50 people killed in DR Congo train derailment

09 September, 2019 1:59 am 1:59 am

CONGO –  A freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, killing between 10 and 50 people stowing away onboard according to conflicting reports. The accident took place when several of the train’s carriages tipped over in a remote area in Tanganyika province at around 6 am (0500 GMT). Estimates of the … Read More


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Pakistan deploys female engagement team in Congo

06 June, 2019 10:15 pm 10:15 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan has deployed a female engagement team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, in a tweet, said that the team comprises female officers with diverse experience. She said that the team will enable the UN Mission to … Read More


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Picture perfect: Congo Ranger’s gorilla selfie goes viral

04 April, 2019 10:52 am 10:52 am

CONGO (Reuters) – Standing casually and turning their heads to stare straight at the camera, Ndakazi and Ndeze look like any cool selfie pros — only these posers are gorillas. The picture showing the two orphaned female gorillas posing like humans was taken in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park and has gone viral … Read More


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Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

01 January, 2019 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak, the country’s worst, has killed 439 of the 713 people believed to have caught the disease. The fight against Ebola depends on tracing people who may have had contact … Read More


Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died

10 October, 2018 10:37 am 10:37 am

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said . The ministry said the latest cases were confirmed between Oct. 8 and 14. In total, more than 200 suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever have been reported since the … Read More


WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

10 October, 2018 11:13 am 11:13 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said . The most concerning area is the city of Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province where … Read More


Congo will declare cobalt and other minerals as ‘strategic’ in ...

09 September, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – The prime minister of Democratic Republic of Congo will sign a decree in the coming days to designate cobalt and other minerals as “strategic” and therefore subject to higher royalties, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said . The change is part of a new mining code, which mining companies … Read More


Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

09 September, 2018 10:10 am 10:10 am

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord. Her recovery is testament to the effectiveness of a new … Read More


Congo starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola

08 August, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

MANGINA, Congo (Reuters) – Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus , to try to halt an outbreak in Congo’s volatile east. A Reuters witness on a visit to Mangina, the village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where the epidemic was declared, saw health workers … Read More


Congo Ebola vaccine teams set up fridges, 43 cases suspected

08 August, 2018 8:14 am 8:14 am

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said. Giving the latest figures on the epidemic, which was declared just days after an outbreak in northwestern Congo 2,500 miles away was … Read More


Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

08 August, 2018 8:51 am 8:51 am

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said . The experimental vaccine, which is manufactured by Merck, proved successful during its first wide-scale usage against an outbreak in … Read More


Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health ministry

08 August, 2018 8:20 am 8:20 am

DAKAR (Reuters) – An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, the health ministry said . Thirteen cases of the hemorrhagic fever have been confirmed, including three deaths, the ministry said in a statement, adding that suspected cases had been detected … Read More