Killings, Kidnappings Mars National Day Celebrations

[VOA] As President Paul Biya led National Day celebrations in Yaounde on Sunday, several policemen were killed, soldiers wounded and mayors kidnapped in Cameroon by suspected armed separatists who had warned against celebrating the central African stat…

[VOA] As President Paul Biya led National Day celebrations in Yaounde on Sunday, several policemen were killed, soldiers wounded and mayors kidnapped in Cameroon by suspected armed separatists who had warned against celebrating the central African state's national day in English-speaking regions.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Tensions Rise Ahead of National Day

[VOA] Cameroon has again imposed a curfew on its English-speaking regions, where armed separatists vow the country’s national day will not be celebrated May 20.

[VOA] Cameroon has again imposed a curfew on its English-speaking regions, where armed separatists vow the country's national day will not be celebrated May 20.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Ebola Vaccination Set to Start Amid Rising Number of Cases

[Deutsche Welle] Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease.

[Deutsche Welle] Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Health Officials Confirm Three New Cases of Ebola

[Deutsche Welle] The number of known Ebola cases has now increased to 17, with the risk of the deadly virus spreading further dubbed “high.” The WHO has not yet declared an international health emergency.

[Deutsche Welle] The number of known Ebola cases has now increased to 17, with the risk of the deadly virus spreading further dubbed "high." The WHO has not yet declared an international health emergency.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

High Risk of Ebola Spreading in DR Congo and Across Its Borders

[Deutsche Welle] As Ebola makes its way from the countryside to the city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the WHO warns of a high risk of spreading, the central African country’s neighbors act fast to prevent a deadly epidemic.

[Deutsche Welle] As Ebola makes its way from the countryside to the city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the WHO warns of a high risk of spreading, the central African country's neighbors act fast to prevent a deadly epidemic.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

WHO Raises Congo Ebola Risk to ‘Very High’

[Deutsche Welle] An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has a high risk of spreading, the World Health Organization warns. The number of confirmed cases risen from three to 14, according to the DRC’s Health Ministry.

[Deutsche Welle] An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has a high risk of spreading, the World Health Organization warns. The number of confirmed cases risen from three to 14, according to the DRC's Health Ministry.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ebola Outbreak Not Yet a Global ‘Health Emergency’ – UN Health Experts

[UN News] An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area – does not yet meet the…

[UN News] An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area - does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a "public health emergency of international concern."

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Rep. Bass Calls For International Effort As Ebola Spreads To Major City

[U.S. House] Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement of concern after the World Health Organization announced that Ebola had reached Mbandaka, the provincial …

[U.S. House] Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement of concern after the World Health Organization announced that Ebola had reached Mbandaka, the provincial capital of nearly one million people in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

WHO Concerned As One Ebola case Confirmed in Urban Area of DR Congo

[WHO] Geneva/Brazzaville/Kinshasa -One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the C…

[WHO] Geneva/Brazzaville/Kinshasa -One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Emergency Ebola Talks Warn Against Spread of Outbreak But Note Rapid Response

[WHO] The 1st meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Friday …

[WHO] The 1st meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Friday 18 May 2018, from 11:00 to 14:00 Geneva time (CET).

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa