SA On High Alert After Ebola Outbreak in DRC

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African Department of Health says it is on high alert following the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African Department of Health says it is on high alert following the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

400,000 Children in Greater Kasai At Risk of Severe Acute Malnutrition, UNICEF Warns

[UN News] Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute ma…

[UN News] Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

AG Investigates Former Minister for Alleged Militia Links

[VOA] The attorney general of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened an investigation Tuesday into a former government minister’s alleged sponsorship of militia violence in the Kasai region. The move follows a newspaper report that two slain U.N. …

[VOA] The attorney general of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened an investigation Tuesday into a former government minister's alleged sponsorship of militia violence in the Kasai region. The move follows a newspaper report that two slain U.N. experts were probing the former minister's involvement.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

DRC Tops World Displaced Persons’ League

[RFI] Refugees line up for food in the Mpati Internally Displaced Persons camp, about 100km north-west of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Getty Images/Kuni Takahashi

[RFI] Refugees line up for food in the Mpati Internally Displaced Persons camp, about 100km north-west of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Getty Images/Kuni Takahashi

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DW Correspondent Released From Congolese Jail

[Deutsche Welle] Antediteste Niragira has been freed by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five days after he was detained. The journalist had been covering the refugee crisis on the DRC-Burundi border.

[Deutsche Welle] Antediteste Niragira has been freed by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five days after he was detained. The journalist had been covering the refugee crisis on the DRC-Burundi border.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Explainer – What’s Driving the Deadly Conflict in the DRC?

[Daily Maverick] A conflict between the DRC’s armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set off the fighting in this previously peaceful region? By…

[Daily Maverick] A conflict between the DRC's armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set off the fighting in this previously peaceful region? By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Confusion Over Opposition Leader’s Funeral

[allAfrica] Months after the death of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, his remains have not been buried, reports Bacary Dabo for allAfrica.

[allAfrica] Months after the death of the Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, his remains have not been buried, reports Bacary Dabo for allAfrica.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Public Vigilance Critical in Keeping Ebola At Bay

[New Times] The Ministry of Health this week announced a raft of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola into Rwanda days after cases of the virus were confirmed in northern DR Congo.

[New Times] The Ministry of Health this week announced a raft of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola into Rwanda days after cases of the virus were confirmed in northern DR Congo.

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WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

[VOA] The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good.

[VOA] The World Health Organization's regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa