Democratic Republic of Congo
Experts recommend ramping up Ebola vaccine in Congo
After a surge in new Ebola cases in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization's strategic advisory group suggested on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of its vaccination program.
DR Congo increases security after attacks on Ebola treatment centers
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Nations have stepped up security for Ebola patients and healthcare workers after armed groups recently carried out attacks on treatment centers in the outbreak hotspots in the country's east.
Congo Ebola centre set on fire after armed attack
Armed assailants have attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gun battle with security forces, health ministry officials said.
Music as a weapon in Goma
Can music really change the world? One young activist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo certainly hopes so. He's bringing together the best local musical talent to show what his city has to offer.
Rapid response has ended Congo's Ebola outbreak
Thirty-three people were believed killed by the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But rapid response by authorities and an experimental vaccine are credited with stopping a repeat of the 2013 disaster that took over 11,300 lives.
Goma families terrorised by wave of child abductions
Child abductions have been commonplace in the Democratic Republic of Congo for years. Already in 2007, the charity Save the Children labelled the situation “catastrophic”, yet in recent months, things have worsened.
In DR Congo, karate helps rape victims rebuild their lives
For the past three years, Frenchwoman Laurence Fischer, a three-time world karate champion, has traveled to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo to help female victims of rape.
Survivors share stories of deadly attacks in east DRC
Dozens of people have been killed in a series of armed attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Meanwhile, a political crisis in the capital, Kinshasa, is worsening, with the saying it lacks resources to hold elections.