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DR Congo: The country that knows how to beat Ebola

World Health Organization - December 11, 2014

WHO health workers getting ready to treat Ebola patients this year in Kibali, Equateur Province“In DRC there was long experience with Ebola – this was the seventh outbreak of the disease here. The country had the knowledge and the people needed to stop an outbreak – plus strong technical assistance and support from WHO,” says Dr Joseph Waogodo Cabore, WHO Representative to DRC. “It is an impressive achievement, considering that overall, the country’s health system has serious weaknesses.”
Ebola Epidemic Resurfaces in DR Congo's Equateur Province

Radio Okapi - August 25, 2014

DR Congo's health minister Felix Kabange NumbiDR Congo is facing an Ebola epidemic for the seventh time since 1976. Officials announced on Sunday that the disease had resurfaced in Dejra, Equateur Province. The Minister of Public Health, Felix Kabange Numbi, said that the experience gained from the previous six epidemics will be put to use to contain the disease. The Djera area has been put under quarantine.
Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?

Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.

Kabila Leads Partial Election Results

Congo News Agency - December 3, 2011

President Joseph Kabila votes on November 28, 2011The Independent National Electoral Commission has started publishing partial results of Monday’s presidential election in DR Congo. President Joseph Kabila leads overall while not winning in all provinces. Etienne Tshisekedi is second, leading in Bas-Congo and in the two Kasai provinces.
Candidates to Make Last Stand in Kinshasa before Monday's Election

Congo News Agency - November 26, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi rallies supporters in Bukavu, South Kivu ProvinceThe leading candidates in Monday’s presidential election are set to hold dueling rallies in Kinshasa on Saturday, the last day of the campaign. President Kabila will rally supporters at Stade des Martyrs, while Etienne Tshisekedi has announced a rally in the capital upon his arrival at Ndjili airport. Vital Kamerhe will also hold a final rally at Stade Tata Raphael.
19,497 Candidates to Run for 500 Seats in Parliament

ACP - September 26, 2011

Congo Parliament - Kinshasa19,497 candidates will be running for the November 28 parliamentary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Friday during its weekly press briefing. Kinshasa has the largest number of candidates with 5734.
At least 50 Dead after Two Boats Collide on Ruki River

Radio Okapi - July 29, 2011

Rivière TshuapaAt least 50 people drowned and 35 are missing after two boats collided on the Ruki River in Equateur province, officials said on Friday. The accident occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday night when a boat carrying 200 passengers and merchandise hit a ferry without passengers near Ingende, about 115 km upstream from Mbandaka.
Kabila, Sassou meet in Kinshasa over security

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2011

Presidents Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoPresident Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo flew to Kinshasa on Friday to meet with President Joseph kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo over security issues that have recently strained relations between the two countries.
DR Congo Recalls Ambassador to Brazzaville

Radio Okapi - March 26, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its envoy to the Republic of Congo, authorities in Kinshasa announced on Friday. The DRC's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, said in a statement that ambassador Esther Kirongozi will leave Brazzaville immediately.
Government Launches Investigation into Latest Boat Accidents

VOA News - September 6, 2010

Mbandaka - EquateurGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende said the government is investigating the causes of two separate boat accidents over the weekend that killed at least 24 people with up to 60 others missing. Mende said the government is questioning those rescued from the waters after the accident to find out how they were able to get onto a cargo boat.







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