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WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DR Congo

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WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DR Congo

- Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus, but a promising candidate vaccine could be deployed within a matter of days if the DR Congo government gives its approval, the WHO said

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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

- Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa’s main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others. “Among the 74 prisoners housed in the dilapidated prison in Kasangulu, 68 escaped,” local lawmaker Jean-Claude Vuemba told AFP, saying the breakout occurred at around 1:00 am

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Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break

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Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break

- Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group staged a daring attack Kinshasa's central prison, breaking out their leader and other prisoners, with at least eight people killed and scores still missing. The pre-dawn attack was carried out by a secessionist rebel group which rejects the authority of President Joseph Kabila's government and wants to set up a parallel state in the west of the country

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Kenya issues Ebola alert after DR Congo outbreak – Kass Media Group

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Kenya issues Ebola alert after DR Congo outbreak – Kass Media Group

- Kokokanapta serkali chikilishetab kanyoiset eng komaswek tugul chekichutunen emoni kosupkei ak mangunet ak letaetabgei nebo miondab Ebola eng emetab Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kamwa logoiyot kobun Ministry nebo tililindo kole koketaban kebeberwek chekichigilen biik chebwonei emoni eng kiwanjetab Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ak komaswek alak chekichutunen emoni eng tokchinetab kekirinda mionoto komaletagei eng emoni. Kamwa Director nebo Medical Services Jackson Kioko kole kakiyokto kanyoik ak ngamotik alak koba komaswek tugul chekichutunen emoni asi koyochi chikilishet biik tugul chechutu emoni kotinygei ak mionoto

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Bundu Dia Kongo BDK rebel chief escapes in DRC prison break

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Bundu Dia Kongo BDK rebel chief escapes in DRC prison break

- Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa’s central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said. “Followers of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) attacked Makala prison at dawn and broke out around 50 prisoners including their guru, Ne Muanda Nsemi,” government spokesman Lambert Mende said, indicating that police had given chase

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Rebel chief escapes in DR Congo prison break: govt

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Rebel chief escapes in DR Congo prison break: govt

- Kinshasa (AFP) - Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa's central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said. "Followers of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) attacked Makala prison at dawn and broke out around 50 prisoners including their guru, Ne Muanda Nsemi," government spokesman Lambert Mende said, indicating that police had given chase

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Nigeria says vigilant after DR Congo Ebola deaths

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Nigeria says vigilant after DR Congo Ebola deaths

- Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria on Monday said it had stepped up health surveillance and vigilance was high at entry ports after an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least three people. “The minister has directed the director of health services at the ports to ensure that public health workers are put on the alert,” health ministry spokeswoman Boade Akinola told AFP

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Ebola in DR Congo's isolated far north a logistical challenge

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Ebola in DR Congo's isolated far north a logistical challenge

- An Ebola outbreak in a remote region in DR Congo's far north poses a logistical challenge for doctors and aid workers although the sheer remoteness could help limit its spread. The latest outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the eighth to date in the sprawling country five times the size of France, has been reported in Bas-Uele province: an equatorial forest zone near the Central African Republic

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The remoteness of the DRC outbreak will help contain the spread

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The remoteness of the DRC outbreak will help contain the spread

- Ebola in DR Congo’s isolated far north a logistical challenge. Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | An Ebola outbreak in a remote region in DR Congo’s far north poses a logistical challenge for doctors and aid workers although the sheer remoteness could help limit its spread. The latest outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the eighth to date in the sprawling country five times the size of France, has been reported in Bas-Uele province: an equatorial forest zone near the Central African Republic

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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Ebola | 
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Ebola Virus Outbreaks in Africa

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Ebola Virus Outbreaks in Africa

- Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola Outbreak. On May 13, the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak in Bas-Uele province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a person tested positive for the Ebola virus. The last Ebola outbreak in Congo happened in 2014 and killed more than 40 people. In 2013, an Ebola crisis began in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

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WHO deploys experts to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

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WHO deploys experts to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

- The World Health Organisation (WHO) alongside United Nations systems have moved to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to contain the Ebola Outbreak reported in Bas Uele Province, in the northern part of the country bordering the Central African Republic. Likati health zone located 1400 kilometers from the capital reported 11 suspected cases and 3 deaths by Saturday, May 13

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New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

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New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

- Ariana Eunjung Cha and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post. Published 5:17 pm, Friday, May 12, 2017 The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. At least nine people are suspected of being infected, and three have died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic

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Ebola kills at least one person in Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO says

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Ebola kills at least one person in Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO says

- Ebola kills at least one person in Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO says (CNN) — An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo that began April 22 has resulted in at least one death and possibly two others, according to the World Health Organization. The Congo Ministry of Health notified the WHO of nine suspected cases of Ebola in the Aketi territory, in the northeastern province of Bas-Uele, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said

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Angola feels pressure of DR Congo refugees

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Angola feels pressure of DR Congo refugees

- Hundreds of people from Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region have been pouring into neighbouring Angola every day for more than a month to escape violence plaguing their homes. Some 20,000 people who have fled are now in or around three holding camps in Dundo in Angola's far north, living in increasingly dire conditions, according to the UN. And the flow of refugees shows no sign of abating

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Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

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Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

- PIC: Medics with Doctors Without Borders put on protective gear at an isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Guinea in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak. The disease that is highly contagious has been declared in DR Congo. (AFP) The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11,300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area

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Ebola kills at least one person in Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO says

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Ebola kills at least one person in Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO says

- Ebola kills at least one person in Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO says (CNN) — An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo that began April 22 has resulted in at least one death and possibly two others, according to the World Health Organization. The Congo Ministry of Health notified the WHO of nine suspected cases of Ebola in the Aketi territory, in the northeastern province of Bas-Uele, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said

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  • Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break
    Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break

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    Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group staged a daring attack Kinshasa's central prison, breaking out their leader and other prisoners, with at least eight people killed and scores still missing. The pre-dawn attack was carried out by a secessionist rebel group which rejects the authority of President Joseph Kabila's government and wants to set up a parallel state in the west of the country

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    Tags: Wars |  Rebels |  Prisons | 
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Politics & Government

  • Congo protests fall flat as opposition to Kabila sputters
    Congo protests fall flat as opposition to Kabila sputters

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    KINSHASA Opposition calls for mass protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila fell flat on Monday when only a handful of people showed up, undermining efforts to oust him after his refusal to quit on expiry of his mandate last year. The sparse turnout in the capital Kinshasa and other major cities pointed to the opposition's waning credibility and persistent difficulties convincing Congolese to risk frequently deadly crackdowns by security services

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Sports

  • DR Congo's dancing footballers leave mark at AFCON
    DR Congo's dancing footballers leave mark at AFCON

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    They may be out of the tournament, but the Democratic Republic of Congo’s footballers will be forever remembered by Africa Cup of Nations fans for their dance moves on the pitch. DR Congo players danced the “Fimbu” seven times at the CAN 2017 tournament in Gabon — once for each goal scored — as their supporters in the stands cheered with delight. After each goal, the players would gather side

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