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Congo opposition leader Bemba nominated for presidential election

Jul 13 2018

KINSHASA Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba, weeks after his conviction for war crimes was quashed at The Hague, was nominated by his party on Friday for December's presidential vote, in what could be the stiffest challenge to President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition.

Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak

May 23 2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.

Two more die of Ebola in Congo; seven new cases confirmed

May 22 2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo Two more people have died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, as aid agencies battled to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 since April.

Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics

May 21 2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April. | Video

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

May 19 2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola changed all that.

Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak

May 17 2018

KINSHASA Congolese and U.N. officials were racing on Thursday to prevent a runaway Ebola outbreak in Congo, working out the logistics of keeping newly arrived vaccines well below freezing in a steamy region on the equator with unreliable power. | Video

Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

May 13 2018

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people, they said on Sunday.

Congo says another suspected death in latest Ebola outbreak

May 11 2018

(Corrects paragraph one of Thursday's story to show death and other new cases of illness in Congo are suspected to be Ebola but have not been confirmed.)

Congo presidential hopeful rejects any deal with Kabila

Apr 24 2018

KINSHASA Congolese opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi rejected suggestions that he might do a deal with President Joseph Kabila, at a rally which passed off peacefully on Tuesday.

At least two killed in crackdown on march against Congo's Kabila

Feb 25 2018

KINSHASA At least two people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday when security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo cracked down on church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila, the United Nations said.

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