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Ebola outbreak in east Congo's main city tests flexibility of response

Aug 06 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Deo Bakulu has been washing his hands every chance he gets since Ebola reached eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's main city of Goma last month.

Ebola outbreak in east Congo's main city tests flexibility of response

Aug 06 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Deo Bakulu has been washing his hands every chance he gets since Ebola reached eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's main city of Goma last month.

Ebola outbreak in east Congo's main city tests flexibility of response

Aug 06 2019

* No further transmission inside Goma confirmed since last week

Congo races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several in Goma

Aug 02 2019

GOMA, Congo Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic on Thursday, after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east's main city of Goma before dying of the hemorrhagic fever, officials said.

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

Jul 25 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The resignation of Congo's health minister in the midst of the country's worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

Jul 25 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 25 The resignation of Congo's health minister in the midst of the country's worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.

Send in the troops: Congo raises the stakes on illegal mining

Jul 17 2019

DAKAR A Congolese army officer arrived in the village of Kafwaya in June and warned residents not to trespass on a major Chinese copper and cobalt mine next door. As night fell about a week later, the soldiers moved in.

Congo army evicts illegal miners from Glencore project, sparks protests

Jul 04 2019

DAKAR Congolese security forces evicted thousands of illegal miners from a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore on Thursday, sparking angry protests outside the governor's office and looting of shops, local activists said.

Illegal miners defy eviction from Glencore's Congo project

Jul 02 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Illegal miners at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo defied a deadline to vacate the site on Tuesday, a union official said, raising fears of a potentially violent standoff.

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