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Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still entrenched in insecure areas: WHO
The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
DR Congo unveils new government after months-long delay
Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.
Congo has vaccinated over 200,000 against Ebola: Data
Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic.
One dead as DR Congo police break up banned protests
Police on Sunday dispersed hundreds of anti-government marchers in Kinshasa and a protester was shot dead in the eastern city of Goma after President Felix Tshisekedi — the son of opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi — warned against "confusing democracy with anarchy."
Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks
More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country's health minister said on Friday as hostility toward health workers continues to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.
Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak
Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a two-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.
Congo keen on expanding ties with Tehran: Ambassador
The new Congolese ambassador to Tehran emphasized the importance of implementing agreements between the two sides, saying that his country is seeking to expand its cooperation with Tehran in the field of commercial and economic affairs.
Thirteen killed in jailbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
Thirteen people were killed in a jailbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, the head of the prison said Saturday.
Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola
An international group of public health experts called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in the vast central African country’s first transfer of power through an election in 59 years of independence.
Nearly 900 killed in Congo in mid-December: UN
Credible reports suggest that at least 890 people were killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in mid-December, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.
Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidential election
Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of a disorganized and contentious presidential election held on December 30.
Landslide in DR Congo leaves 5 dead
Four women and a child have died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources say.
In presidential election, Congo seeks first democratic transfer of power
In his 74 years, Congolese historian Isidore Ndaywel has lived through independence from Belgium, two coups d’etat, multiple civil wars and three changes to the country’s name.
UN urges Congo to halt violence before long-delayed election
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged the Congolese authorities to halt violence after the government said it was stepping up security for the long-delayed presidential elections scheduled for December 23.

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