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Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six people including a pregnant woman, witnesses and officials said Saturday.Meanwhile, Congolese health authorities said a spate of recent violence in...

DR Congo launches all out offensive against rebels in east

DR Congo’s military says it has launched an offensive against rebel groups in the country’s east even while efforts continue there to contain a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus.Army spokesman Gen. Leon Kasonga announced the large-scale offensive Thursday...

Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was killed in...

Rwanda, DR-Congo main crossing closed amid Ebola fears

The border between the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Rwandan city of Gisenyi has been closed to stop the spread of Ebola, witnesses said. It comes a day after a second person died of...

Deep distrust hindering effort to fight Ebola in Congo

Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The 30-year-old man wouldn’t give community health teams his phone number, and when they found it,...

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Despite a highly effective vaccine and...

WHO holds emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city this week. This is the fourth...

Uganda send family sent back to DR Congo after 2 Ebola deaths

Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy confirmed to be suffering from the disease, the Ugandan health...

Mob attack Ebola clinic in East Congo, loot, kill health worker

A mob in eastern Congo killed an Ebola health worker and looted a clinic, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, underscoring a breakdown in public trust that is hampering efforts to contain the deadly virus.

Ebola fears force election delay in 3 DR Congo cities

Parts of Congo where there are fears of a widespread Ebola outbreak will not be able to vote until March. The area is also a stronghold of support for the opposition to longtime strongman Joseph Kabila.
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Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six...
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Court jails Sudan’s Omar al Bashir for corruption

A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation...

Twins who married same man for 9 years now divorced, waiting for one man to love them both

Meet Owami and Olwethu Siko, the twins from Gauteng, South Africa who were once married to the same man, TV director Mzukiseni Mzazi when...

Bosnia to release table tennis players to Nigeria

Bosnian authorities have told the BBC that two Nigerian students who were wrongfully deported to Bosnia from Croatia will soon be sent home, but...

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters -- Libya's warring parties...