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Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba named as Congo prime minister

KINSHASA Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, a career politician and ally of former President Joseph Kabila, was appointed as Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister on Monday, the government said in a statement.

Political games hinder efforts to end Ebola outbreak in Congo: WHO

GENEVA Attempts to end the second worst Ebola outbreak on record are being hampered by "political games" and distrust of outsiders in two towns in Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior World Health Organization official said on Monday.

Health, May 13 2019

WHO experts recommend ramping up Ebola vaccine after Congo cases surge

GENEVA World Health Organization experts recommended on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of vaccination against Ebola in Congo after a surge in cases showed that the strategy of vaccinating those known to be exposed to the disease was no longer sufficient. | Video

Health, May 09 2019

Congo recaptures one of two fugitive suspects in U.N. experts' killings

DAKAR Congolese authorities on Wednesday recaptured one of two escaped prisoners who were on trial for the killing of two U.N. investigators, while the second suspect narrowly eluded arrest, a senior military prosecutor said.

World, Africa, May 08 2019

Three suspects in U.N. experts' killing escape jail in Congo

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Three suspects in the killing of two U.N. investigators in Democratic Republic of Congo escaped from prison overnight, a defense lawyer in the case said on Tuesday.

Congo Ebola deaths surpass 1,000 as attacks on treatment centers go on

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo/GENEVA The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Congo rose above 1,000 on Friday, with attacks on treatment centers continuing to hamper efforts to control the "intense transmission" of the second-worst epidemic of the virus on record. | Video

World, Africa, Health, May 03 2019

Congo drops mercenaries investigation of opposition leader Katumbi

KINSHASA Congolese prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations opposition leader Moise Katumbi hired mercenaries, a document showed on Tuesday, opening the door for him to return home from three years in exile.

World, Africa Apr 30 2019

Congo registers record of 27 new Ebola cases in one day

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo registered a one-day record of 27 new confirmed Ebola cases on Sunday, raising last week's number of cases to 126, the biggest since the current outbreak was declared last August, the health ministry said.

Health, Apr 29 2019

Ebola first responders threaten strike if security not improved

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Health workers in one of the epicenters of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak threatened on Wednesday to go on strike as early as next week if authorities don't do more to protect them.

World, Health, Africa Apr 24 2019

Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two others, officials said.

World, Africa Apr 19 2019

Trump: U.S. will respond with 'great force' if Iran attacks interests

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone.