Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DRC

2019-10-11 06:38

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

Schools at stake in Cameroon's separatist crisis

2019-09-28 12:54

A solitary teacher has just two pupils in his class in west Cameroon, where thousands of schools have closed down altogether because of kidnappings and threats by radical separatists.

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

2019-09-23 20:03

The WHO has confirmed the DRC will begin using a second Ebola vaccine as part of efforts to curtail the epidemic that has killed more than 2 000 people in the last 13 months.

Five killed in offensive on Rwandan warlord - DRC army

2019-09-20 06:20

A total of five people were killed in the offensive that eliminated a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader in DRC who was wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, the Congolese army says.

Militiamen death toll rises to 38 in Central African Republic rival fighting

2019-09-17 06:24

The death toll of militiamen killed in rival group fighting in the Central African Republic at the weekend has risen to 38, according to an internal United Nations report

Kidnapped SA mine worker released in DR Congo

2019-09-06 11:59

A South African mine worker kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed more than a month after he was snatched by an armed group in the country's restive east, local media reports.

Hunters turn gamekeepers to help Central Africa's threatened wildlife

2019-09-02 15:10

Jean moves deftly through the tangle of roots and branches before waiting for the rainforest to give him a clue.

Ebola outbreaks: a grim, deadly history

2019-08-31 08:32

The death toll from the latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed 2,000 on Friday, making it the second worst ever outbreak of the disease.

Death toll from capsized Cameroon ferry rises to 17 - state media

2019-08-29 12:20

The death toll from a Cameroon ferry that capsized this week has risen to 17 after more bodies were found, state radio said Wednesday, though the total number of victims was still unknown.

Fresh fighting breaks out in northeastern DRC - army

2019-08-26 05:42

Fighting has broken out again in the northeastern Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.


Cameroon announces detainee release at forum on separatist crisis

2019-10-04 18:52

President Paul Biya ordered the release of several hundred detainees linked to the separatist crisis in Cameroon's anglophone regions as talks on the turmoil ended their fourth day.

Many feared dead in Chad gold mine collapse

2019-09-26 11:33

Many people were feared dead, possibly 30, after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Chad, officials say.

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in DR Congo

2019-09-23 10:38

Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has accused the World Health Organisation of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2 100 people have died of the deadly virus.

Congo minister sacked after row with opposition leader

2019-09-18 20:22

Congo-Brazzaville's president Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked his women's minister after a row over a recording in which she questioned the integrity of the opposition leader.

50 dead after train derails in DR Congo

2019-09-12 19:22

At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation.

Scores of DRC media 'closed' in crackdown: rights group

2019-09-03 18:42

Dozens of media outlets have been shut down in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest crackdown against journalists, a local media rights group says.

Ebola: Profile of a killer

2019-08-31 14:39

The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2 000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record.

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 2 000 - official

2019-08-30 20:57

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 2 000 lives, out of a total of 3 000 recorded cases since August last year, health officials say.

DRC ex-health minister questioned over use of Ebola funds

2019-08-28 11:37

Oly Ilunga, who resigned as DR Congo health minister last month, has been questioned as part of an inquiry into the use of public funds earmarked to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his lawyer says.

Why the DRC Ebola outbreak was declared a global emergency and why it matters

2019-08-22 11:50

In mid-July the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern.

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