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JOHANNESBURG | AP Explains: Why Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

JOHANNESBURG  — The World Health Organization has announced that Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | AP Explains: Why Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

KINSHASA, Congo | UN Security Council asks Congo to examine voting machine use

KINSHASA, Congo— The United Nations Security Council has called on Congo’s electoral commission to open dialogue on the use of voting machines for December elections. French Ambassador Francois Delattre, who co-headed a delegation with ambassadors from Bolivia and Equatorial Guinea, said Sunday the security council wants the commission to consider a “broad consensus.” Voting machine … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | UN Security Council asks Congo to examine voting machine use

KINSHASA, Congo | UN Security Council asks Congo to examine voting machine use

KINSHASA, Congo — The United Nations Security Council has called on Congo’s electoral commission to open dialogue on the use of voting machines for December elections. French Ambassador Francois Delattre, who co-headed a delegation with ambassadors from Bolivia and Equatorial Guinea, said Sunday the security council wants the commission to consider a “broad consensus.” Voting … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | UN Security Council asks Congo to examine voting machine use

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo ministry: At least 39 dead in Congo tanker truck fire

KINSHASA, Congo  — Congo’s Health Ministry says at least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo. The ministry reduced the death toll from 50 announced Saturday by the regional governor. The updated lower figure cites rescue officials and hospital … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo ministry: At least 39 dead in Congo tanker truck fire

BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

BENI, Congo  — In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said Saturday. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed groups in the mineral-rich … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

BENI, Congo | 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo— An official in northeastern Congo says seven civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels, highlighting the threat to efforts to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak nearby. The administrator of Beni territory, Donat Kibwana, tells The Associated Press the attack was carried out overnight in Mayi-Moya about … Continue reading BENI, Congo | 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

BENI, Congo— Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where multiple rebel … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says