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Second Ebola Case Detected In Eastern Congo’s Main City

Second Ebola Case Detected In Eastern Congo’s Main City

Goma’s first Ebola case was detected in mid-July, prompting the World Health Organisation to warn that the spread of the disease could accelerate A  second case of Ebola was detected on Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, a local health official said, increasing concern the virus could establish a foothold in the densely […]

Nigerian Investors Should Seize Opportunities In The DRC – Akinwumi Adeshina

Nigerian Investors Should Seize Opportunities In The DRC – Akinwumi Adeshina

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina has rallied the Nigerian private sector to take advantage of the huge investment opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop Africa. He expressed the need to build an effective investment bridge with the DRC, “because when you unlock their potentials, you unlock […]

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency. As of July 20, 1,643 people have died, among 2,484 confirmed cases of Ebola, […]

Two Ebola Health Workers Killed In the DRC

Two Ebola Health Workers Killed In the DRC

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo said Monday two community health workers engaged in Ebola prevention have been killed in the eastern North Kivu province. The ministry said the workers had been receiving death threats for months. Ministry officials, meanwhile, have confirmed the first case of Ebola in Goma, a city of […]

RwandAir To Launch Direct Flights To Kinshasa

RwandAir To Launch Direct Flights To Kinshasa

National Carrier RwandAir is set to launch direct flights from Kigali International Airport to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital Kinshasa. The deal was sealed this week as officials from both countries signed a bilateral service air agreement that will allow RwandAir to fly to Kinshasa. This week, government officials were in DRC where […]

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

The Historic Peaceful Transition Of Power In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Historic Peaceful Transition Of Power In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

After a disputed election, Felix Tshisekedi is the new president of DRC. Not an easy job, says DW’s Andrea Schmidt, especially since he only won with the help of the former Kabila administration. The good news is that, for the first time in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there has beena […]

AU Postpones Delegation’s Visit To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

AU Postpones Delegation’s Visit To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 December 2018. The Commission calls on all concerned to work for the preservation of peace and stability and the […]

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. Raphael Mbuyi, Oxfam’s acting […]

Election Delayed In The DRC

Election Delayed In The DRC

The announcement marked the latest step in a two-year saga of vote delays in Kinshasa. The presidential election is meant to mark Congo’s first democratic transition of power. The Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday that the country’s long-delayed presidential election will likely be postponed again. Set to take […]

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