Tag: DR Congo
The UN has said the unrest is hampering efforts to contain the disease in a region that has been troubled for decades by inter-ethnic bloodshed and militia violence.
The latest outbreak is the 10th in DR Congo since Ebola was first detected there in 1976.
The World Health Organization said that 200 cases of the deadly virus have been registered in the outbreak first detected on August 1.
Mukwege is nicknamed "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape. a
Mukwege and Murad will share the prestigious prize of a gold medal, a diploma and a cheque for nine million Swedish kronor -- almost US$1 million or 863,000 euros.
At least 100 people have died in the outbreak, out of 150 cases in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
The latest outbreak of the virus is 10th to strike DR Congo since 1976.
The ministry recorded 47 deaths among 83 confirmed cases, plus another 28 likely due to Ebola, most of them occurring before the authorities declared an epidemic on August 1.
The region is haunted in particular by the Allied Defence Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist rebel group blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths over the past four years and an outbreak of Ebola centred in Mangina.
Virunga, Africa’s oldest nature reserve and a Unesco World Heritage site, is located in North Kivu.
According to Raymond Tshibanda, DR Congo's upcoming elections would be free and fair.
Presidential diplomatic adviser Kikaya Bin Karubi opposed a planned visit by UN Secretary General António Guterres to DR Congo.
The war, which began in late 2016, involves the Kamwina Nsapu and Bana Mura militias and DR Congo’s armed forces, the FARDC.
Miners can only export concentrate forms of cobalt at 60-70% of the market price because of the energy problem.
Despite the constitution of DR Congo forbidding him from doing so, President Joseph Kabila is likely to seek another term in office.
The Mai Mai militia members were subsequently repelled in a firefight with guards.
The Ebola outbreak has thus far killed 27 people.
An Ebola case has been recorded in the city of Mbandaka.
The ban on tourists in Virunga National Park will be in place until June 4, 2018.
Tertiary education minister Steve Mbikayi accused MONUSCO of stirring up the protests.
Robert Jesty, Bethan Davies, and their driver had been abducted in Virunga National Park.
The perpetrators are speculated to be part of an armed group from the neighbouring town of Masisi.
The victims drowned in the Ubangi River after attempting to escape violence in the town of Dongo.
The people who been sheltering at a camp in Bunia were transported to Katoto.
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