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KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s president not running again in long-delayed election

KINSHASA, Congo— Congo’s president is not running again in December’s long-delayed elections, easing concerns by the opposition and international community that he would try to stay in power. A government spokesman says former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the ruling party’s permanent secretary, is the presidential candidate as Congo faces its first peaceful, democratic transfer … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s president not running again in long-delayed election

KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo — Three more cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in Congo’s latest outbreak, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said vaccinations could begin as early as Wednesday. The outbreak declared last week in North Kivu province in the northeast near Uganda and Rwanda is a … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo | Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo’s latest outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo — The number of confirmed cases in Congo’s new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a particular challenge as the region is … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo’s latest outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Bemba returns to country to register as candidate

KINSHASA, Congo  — Congo’s former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to the country on Wednesday to register as a presidential candidate in December’s long-delayed election, more than a decade after his arrest in Belgium led to a trial at the International Criminal Court over war crimes. Bemba arrived in a private jet in the capital, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Bemba returns to country to register as candidate

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city of more than 1 million people. Health experts said the vaccinations of more than 3,300 people were a major factor in containing … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo confirms end of latest deadly Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says countdown toward end of Ebola outbreak begins

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry says the countdown toward the end of its latest Ebola outbreak has begun, as all people who were in contact with the last confirmed case have passed the 21-day incubation period with no sign of the virus. The ministry announced the milestone Thursday. The outbreak’s end can be … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says countdown toward end of Ebola outbreak begins

KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

KINSHASA, Congo  — Congo’s government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba’s return likely would shake up Congo’s political landscape as the long-delayed presidential election approaches in December. He … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return