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KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 23, 2019—  With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to “massively” support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power. Kabila is stepping aside after more than two turbulent years … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo election runner-up Fayulu urges nationwide protests, calling himself the country’s only ‘legitimate president’

KINSHASA, Congo— January 19, 2019—Congo election runner-up Fayulu urges nationwide protests, calling himself the country’s only ‘legitimate president’ By Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo | Supporters of Congo candidate gather to denounce ‘fraud’

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 11, 2019—Hundreds of supporters of spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu gathered in the capital on Friday to denounce what they called “the people’s stolen victory” in the presidential election. A heavy police presence was on hand as Fayulu was expected to speak. A businessman and vocal campaigner against Congo’s widespread corruption, Fayulu … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Supporters of Congo candidate gather to denounce ‘fraud’

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s top electoral official says the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed.

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 06, 2019—Congo’s top electoral official says the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed. . By Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo opens polls for long-delayed presidential election

KINSHASA, Congo — People in Congo have begun voting in a long-delayed presidential election that could bring the troubled country’s first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. Some unrest is feared after a last-minute decision to bar an estimated 1 million people from voting because of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the east. The decision … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo opens polls for long-delayed presidential election

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

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday congratulated Congo’s government for making several experimental treatments available … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

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

KINSHASA, Congo | 1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

KINSHASA, Congo — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country’s health ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, said the health ministry statement released Sunday. There are also four new suspected cases in … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | 1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths. A vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, the city of … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30; 8 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 30, including eight deaths. The spread of the often lethal hemorrhagic fever to a … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30; 8 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s Ministry of Health said Thursday the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including eight deaths in the three affected health zones in the country’s Equateur province. The ministry gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along the Congo River to monitor people coming in … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

KINSHASA, Congo | Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

KINSHASA, Congo — A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo’s health minister said. The nurse’s death brings the death toll to 27. There are now 49 hemorrhagic fever … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo’s health minister announced. “The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka, capital of the province. It will target, first, the health staff, the contacts of … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo— Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases of … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

KINSHASA, Congo — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s Ebola risk ‘very high’ as confirmed virus cases rise

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts’ meeting on Friday to determine whether the epidemic warrants being declared a global health emergency. It now … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s Ebola risk ‘very high’ as confirmed virus cases rise

KINSHASA, Congo | 14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held

KINSHASA, Congo —There are now 14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo’s latest outbreak as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Vast, impoverished Congo has contained several past Ebola outbreaks but the spread of the hemorrhagic fever to an urban area poses a major challenge. … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | 14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held

KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo  | Congo’s Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case