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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