Democratic Republic of Congo
WHO battles Ebola outbreak in Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is grappling with the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic on record. The World Health Organization has more than 650 staff on the ground to try and contain the deadly virus where mistrust of Western medicine lingers.
New Ebola vaccine brings hope to DR Congo
Many in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been waiting for this moment: A new vaccine to battle the Ebola outbreak is about to be released. The vaccine could reach broader parts of the population than before.
U.N. chief Guterres visits Ebola survivors in Congo
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Mangina, Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to visit and interact with Ebola survivors.
Ebola death toll tops 2,000 in eastern Congo outbreak
The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday (August 30), as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.
DR Congo sees first case of Ebola in Goma, near Rwanda border
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma. The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border.
More than 150 people killed in apparent inter-ethnic revenge attack
At least 161 people have been killed in a north-eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, with survivors who fled to safety saying on Monday that people were killed and homes set of fire.
Global charities urge UN to elevate Ebola response to maximum level
Global charities including Oxfam are asking the United Nations to ramp up Ebola prevention work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the highest level of emergency response. This comes as violence by armed groups continues to undermine attempts to stop the epidemic.
UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo
The Ebola epidemic has already killed 1,200 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently at risk of spreading to nearby countries, according to the World Health Organization.
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.