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Armed men kill at least a dozen civilians in northeast Congo

Sep 21 2020

BUNIA, Democratic Republic of Congo Armed men killed at least a dozen people and kidnapped several in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night, authorities said, the latest in a string of attacks they have blamed on Ugandan Islamist rebels.

At least two students killed during exams in eastern Congo

Aug 28 2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo At least two students and a teacher were killed and several other teachers kidnapped after a primary school holding exams was attacked by unidentified gunmen in eastern Congo, authorities and the United Nations said on Friday.

Ebola outbreak in western DR Congo hits 100 cases

Aug 21 2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of Congo has infected 100 people as of Friday, killing 43 of them, the World Health Organization said.

Congo Ebola responders end strike over unpaid salaries

Aug 17 2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Health workers responding to an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo ended their three-day strike over unpaid wages on Monday, the World Health Organization and local authorities said.

Congo Ebola responders strike over unpaid salaries

Aug 17 2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Health workers responding to an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo have gone on strike over unpaid wages, hurting the impoverished country's ability to identify and treat patients, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Congo Ebola responders strike over unpaid salaries

Aug 17 2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug 17 (Reuters) - H ealth workers responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo have gone on strike over unpaid salaries, hurting the country's ability to identify and treat patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist rebels in eastern Congo

Dec 10 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The United States imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others on Tuesday for perpetrating serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture and killings in eastern Congo, the U.S. Treasury said.

Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time

Dec 08 2019

GISENYI, Rwanda An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.

Suspected Islamist rebels kill 14 in eastern Congo: local authorities

Dec 01 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected Islamist fighters killed 14 people in eastern Congo on Friday, local authorities said, as a month-long spike in violence complicates efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.

Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

Nov 29 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff from the epidemic's last strongholds.

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