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Congo plans dollar purchases from miners to bolster reserves
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s central bank plans to use the country’s updated mining law to buy dollars from mining companies in exchange for Congolese francs to shore up dwindling foreign currency reserves.
More than 6,000 dead in world's worst outbreak in Congo
The number of people killed by a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed 6,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Nearly 2,000 people have died from Ebola in Congo
More than 2,700 people contracted Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2019, and more than 1,800 died. This is according to data from the World Health Organization, published in Geneva, TASS reported.
Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola at border with Congo
Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination program at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbor.
Measles toll in Congo exceeds 5,000: WHO
A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
Four Ebola responders killed in troubled eastern DR Congo
Four Ebola workers in eastern DR Congo were killed and five injured, adding to the toll of people who have died fighting the nearly 16-month-old epidemic, the UN said Thursday.
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.

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