1 new Ebola death confirmed in DRC, bringing total to 12

2018-05-27 14:12

Another person has died in the Democratic Republic of Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, says the country's health ministry.

DRC says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

2018-05-26 14:40

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus.

Rebel, military fighting in DRC's northeast kills 19

2018-05-25 19:31

A Democratic Republic of Congo military spokesperson says 14 rebels and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the country's northeast.

50 dead in boat accident in northwest DRC

2018-05-25 13:57

At least 50 people have died in a boat accident on a river in remote northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Mozambique

2018-05-25 08:09

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that he "feels sorry" for "principled" ex-president Robert Mugabe, and Democratic Republic of Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30 and warns against rumours.

DRC says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumours

2018-05-24 13:10

Democratic Republic of Congo's ministry of health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the three affected health zones in the country's Equateur province.

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in DRC

2018-05-24 08:30

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Democratic Republic of Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group says.

Ebola patients flee hospital in DRC, says MSF

2018-05-23 20:26

Three people with Ebola fled a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, two of whom died after returning home, Doctors without Borders (MSF) has said.

Ebola response on 'knife's edge' as timing key, WHO says

2018-05-23 16:34

The World Health Organisation is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO's director for Africa has said, as a colleague warned that the next few weeks will determine whether the virus can be kept under control.

WHO says 9 African nations mobilise to prevent possible Ebola spread

2018-05-23 13:03

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighbouring DRC to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.


Ebola vaccinations begin in rural DRC on Monday: Ministry

2018-05-27 07:30

Ebola vaccinations are set to begin on Monday in the two rural areas of DRC where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry says.

Top Africa stories: Zim elections, Africa Day, Mugabe

2018-05-26 07:30

A South African firm will provide paper for the ballots in this year’s election in Zimbabwe, and Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, says ISS.

DRC priest infected with Ebola as death toll revised down

2018-05-25 16:14

A Catholic priest has been quarantined in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being infected with Ebola as health officials revised down the number of deaths to 22.

Africans 'slowly taking interest in continental affairs'

2018-05-25 10:48

Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, the Institute for Security Studies has said.

10 militia killed in DRC: army

2018-05-24 20:13

Ten suspected Ugandan militia members have been killed in an army offensive on a rebel base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC military has said.

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

2018-05-24 10:30

President Donald Trump's top health official says the US global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Ebola, Kagame

2018-05-24 06:40

Ex-President Robert Mugabe has failed to show up before a parliamentary committee investigating a missing $15 billion of diamond revenue, and superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care.

PICS: Bushmeat loses its appeal as DRC city fights Ebola

2018-05-23 18:00

In the city of Mbandaka, "bushmeat" is a cheap, time-honoured form of food - monkeys, bats, antelopes, crocodiles and other species caught in the wild.

Children 'voluntarily join' armed groups in DRC

2018-05-23 14:10

The majority of children, who join armed groups in DRC increasingly do so "voluntarily" because of a lack of alternatives, international charity War Child says.

Anthropologists heading to DRC to ease Ebola vaccination

2018-05-23 11:39

African health authorities say they are preparing to send anthropologists to Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure a vaccination campaign against a deadly Ebola outbreak runs smoothly.

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