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Congo Ebola outbreak: 78 cases, 44 deaths

The reported cases are in five health zones in North Kivu and one health zone in Ituri, but all of the cases are linked to the "outbreak epi-center" in Mangina, the agency said.

CNN - 2018-08-17 15:47:33

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can't reach no-go areas

GENEVA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it could not be certain that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas.

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 09:25:16

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Children particularly affected by the Ebola outbreak in the DRC – UNICEF

KINSHASA, NEW YORK, DAKAR, GENEVA 17 August 2018 – Children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNICEF said today.

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 19:20:00

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 44

Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 44 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday. [...]

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 18:50:00

Congo’s new Ebola outbreak is hitting health care workers hard

Health care workers have been especially hard hit by the current outbreak of Ebola in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). To date, nine of the 51 confirmed cases of Ebola have been in people caring for the ill, says Peter Salama, an epidemiologist based in Geneva, Sw

SCIENCE NOW - 2018-08-17 14:53:30

WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers

At least 1,500 people could be exposed to the virus, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva, according to Reuters.

KPCC - 2018-08-17 14:00:03

Congo and Colonialism | 3 Quarks Daily

As the nineteenth century came to an end, rumours started to circulate widely about the violence perpetrated by the regime of King Leopold II in the Congo Free State. Parliamentary intervention followed from involvement by the two main NGOs: the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society and the Abori

3QUARKSDAILY.COM - 2018-08-17 13:08:59

Security Issues Constrain DR Congo Ebola Operation

As of Wednesday, about two weeks after the Ebola outbreak was declared in North Kivu province, there were 78 confirmed and probable cases of the viral disease, including 44 deaths.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-08-17 11:35:00

Congo Copper Faces Increased LME Scrutiny With Audits

The London Metal Exchange will start requiring that copper producers which source metal from the Democratic Republic of Congo carry out independent audits to prove their material is ethically sourced, according to people familiar with the matter.The LME is reviewing its requirements to ensure that n

BLOOMBERG - 2018-08-16 11:13:39

Congo-Kinshasa:How Roadblocks, Not Just Minerals, Fund Rebels and Conflict in the Congo

For over a decade it's been widely recognised that rebel financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo is firmly linked to mining.[...][Published inAidNews- Readthe original article]

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-16 16:20:00

W.H.O. expecting more cases of Ebola in eastern DR Congo

Congolese officials and the World Health Organization officials wear protective suits as they participate in a training against the Ebola virus near the town of Beni in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo

CGTN.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Ebola cases mounting in Congo as region prepares for more

The Ebola outbreak on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) grew by nine more confirmed cases Thursday, and one death. Six of the new cases (including the death) are from Mandima health zone in Ituri province. Ituri borders North Kivu province, the outbreak’s epicenter. Th


Democratic Republic of Congo: Insecurity Could Slow the Containment of New Ebola Outbreak

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 17, 2018)– In response to the Ebola outbreak in conflict-hit DRC, which has already claimed at least 41 lives, Save the Children is urgently deploying its Emergency Health Unit and in country team to the area. They will help trace the contacts of confirmed cases and identify

SAVE CHILDREN USA - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Kabila slams foreign 'blackmail' ahead of DR Congo vote

Windhoek (AFP) - DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, who last week ended speculation by signalling he would not seek re-election, on Friday warned outsiders against using "blackmail' in DR Congo's politics.

YAHOO! - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Raptors' Ibaka performs #InMyFeelingsChallenge in Congo River (VIDEO)

Influencers have since put their own spin on the dance, including a version that includeshopping out of a car,dancing to the chorus, and jumping back in while the car moves.

DAILYHIVE.COM - 2018-08-16 21:48:10

Democratic Republic of the Congo: DRC: MSF opens Ebola treatment center in response to outbreak in North Kivu

NEW YORK, AUGUST 16, 2018—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened anEbolatreatment center on Tuesday, August 14 in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicenter of theoutbreak in North Kivu,Democratic Republic of Congo.

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-16 21:40:00

China's CATL to start producing next-gen low-cobalt batteries in...

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans, according to an internal company presentation and a company source.FILE P

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 12:38:37

Zimbabwe name provisional squad for Afcon qualifier against Congo Brazzaville

Goalkeepers: George Chigova (Polokwane City, SA), Donovan Benard (Ngezi Platinum Stars), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs, SA), Talbert Shumba (Chapungu FC)


Kabila Shows His Hand in DR Congo’s Electoral Poker

On 8 August 2018, the filing deadline, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s ruling majority coalition announced that Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari would be its candidate in the presidential election slated for 23 December. The announcement ended, for now, speculation that the incumbent, President Jo

THENIGERIANVOICE.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Namibia Slides Down FIFA Rankings

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ALLAFRICA.COM - 2018-08-17 11:30:43