ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Ebola centre attacker killed in DRC

2019-05-13 17:35

Police and soldiers repelled an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing one assailant, a government official said.

Ebola death toll to pass 1 000 - UN

2019-05-04 07:25

The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed nearly 1 000 people, the UN said, warning the "intense" spread of the virus was set to persist.

Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

2019-04-13 11:02

A top Red Cross official said he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases.

DRC towns vote in polls delayed by conflict, Ebola

2019-03-31 19:05

Voters in Beni and Butembo, towns in northeastern DRC ravaged by conflict and an Ebola epidemic, have taken part in long-delayed elections.

Community mistrust high amid Congo Ebola outbreak - study

2019-03-29 05:40

One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges healthcare workers are now facing.

DRC train derailment kills 24, mostly children, near Kananga

2019-03-18 10:49

At least 24 people have been killed and 31 injured in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to police and medical services.

Nigeria election tensions rise as vote counting suspended in volatile state

2019-03-11 11:35

Nigeria's election authorities have announced the suspension of activities in volatile opposition-held Rivers State citing violence and threats to its staff, as tensions rise in the wake of closely-watched regional elections.

Cameroon opposition figure charged with rebellion - lawyer

2019-03-08 12:31

A prominent lawyer close to detained Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto has been charged with rebellion, her lawyer says, after the country shrugged off international concern over a wave of arrests targeting government critics.

Ebola defence: South Sudan steps up border checks

2019-03-04 12:01

The international aid charity, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has suspended its operations in the wake of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two of its treatment centres were attacked.

DR Congo charges key 'witness' over UN experts' murder

2019-02-19 06:43

Military prosecutors in DR Congo say they have charged a key "witness" with conspiracy to murder over the 2017 killing of two UN experts in the war-torn central Kasai region.

 

DR Congo Ebola clinic in North Kivu attacked

2019-05-10 07:29

Dozens of fighters from an armed group known as Mai-Mai went into the northeastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fought with security forces.

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

2019-04-30 10:43

Health experts are expressing growing alarm about the number of people sickened with the Ebola virus who are never reaching treatment centres, allowing the disease to spread to caregivers and countless others.

Gabon government shutters schools after grant protests

2019-04-11 19:29

The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.

Vietnam seizes 9 tonnes of suspected ivory from Congo

2019-03-29 11:11

Vietnam has seized more than nine tonnes of suspected ivory in a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo, customs officials said, in one of the country's largest illegal wildlife hauls in years.

Former Angolan president's son freed from prison

2019-03-26 06:59

The son of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was released from prison where he had been held for seven months in an embezzlement case, officials said.

Congo president pardons about 700 political prisoners

2019-03-14 13:06

Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor.

At least 5 killed in Nigeria as van strikes Boko Haram mine

2019-03-08 20:41

A resident says at least five farmers are dead and dozens are wounded in northeastern Nigeria after their vehicle struck a landmine buried by Boko Haram extremists.

Ebola response in Congo hampered by violence, 'toxic' security situation - Doctors Without Borders

2019-03-07 19:41

Doctors Without Borders has warned that the effort to control Congo's Ebola outbreak is hampered by a 'toxic' security situation including a series of attacks on its treatment centres.

Ebola medical centre attacked in DRC for 2nd time in week

2019-02-28 09:42

The mayor of a city in DRC and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern city of Butembo, the second Ebola clinic in the region attacked in a week.

Shootings kill eight in eastern DR Congo

2019-02-18 11:16

Eight people died in three shootings in Goma, eastern DR Congo, the town mayor said, while others complained authorities were slow to react to violence in North Kivu province.

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