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[MSF]Doctors Without Borders/MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than 30 years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts, and hygiene specialists to the epicenter of this outbreak.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:41:42 -0700
[African Arguments]In July 1994, with the RPF was about to win the war against the Habyarimana regime and thus put an end to the genocide, a massive exodus of Hutu refugees took place to Rwanda's neighbours. The vast majority of them, about two million, ended up in huge refugee camps in the then Zairean provinces of North and South Kivu (present day DRC.)
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:12:48 -0700
[UNEP]Two chimpanzees that spent the past year living behind a supermarket in Kinshasa were airlifted by United Nations peacekeepers on 24 August to a permanent sanctuary in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a joint effort between the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN), Gorilla Doctors, the Lwiro Centre for Primate Rehabilitation (CRPL), and the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:56:44 -0700
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:44:16 -0700
An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on Sunday. "Chantal is free", a spokeswoman for the aid group, also known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said, referring to Congolese staff member Chantal Kaghoma. Radio Okapi, the UN station in DRC, said she and four other ...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:15:00 -0700
Christina Fonthes returns to Britain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo after passport was stolen by family A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who wanted to "fix" her sexuality. Christina Fonthes, 27, visited her family in Kinshasa on 11 August, but they stole her passport in a bid to keep her ...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:12:10 -0700
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) â€” Congo's government spokesman says a top general based in the country's volatile east has died.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:21:47 -0700
Congo's government spokesman says a top general based in the country's volatile east has died.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:08:57 -0700
Christina Fonthes, from Manchester, travelled to Kinshasa on holiday but had her passport confiscated by her mother, according to friends
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:32:53 -0700
[MSF]The lead teams from MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) who arrived in the Boende health zone, in Republic democratic of Congo (DRC) 10 days ago were bolstered on Wednesday of this week by the arrival of 17 specialists, including doctors, nurses, logisticians, pharmacists, and hygiene and sanitation specialists.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:26:10 -0700
[ISS]On 25 June 2014, the defence team of Germain Katanga, former commander of the Force de rÃ©sistance patriotique en Ituri (FPRI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), withdrew its notice of appeal against his conviction by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On the basis of Katanga's withdrawal of appeal, the Prosecution also filed a notice of discontinuation of its appeal against the ...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:40:56 -0700
Kinshasa, Aug 29 (IANS) A total of 13 people, including five doctors, died of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the country's Minister of Public Health Felix Kabange told Xinhua Friday. He added that five suspected cases of Ebola recorded in the country's capital Kinshasa are negative. "All samples from Kinshasa were negative," said Kabange.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:38:21 -0700
The Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared Friday for a new hearing into the 2010 murder by police of the country's most prominent human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya. The highest judicial body was set to consider a request from civil parties close to Chebeya and the association he founded, La Voix des sans Voix (VSV -- Voice of the Voiceless), aiming to ensure that any ...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:28:44 -0700
[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:41:00 -0700
While South African soldiers were fighting for their lives in the CAR last year, a different battle was going on back at defence headquarters.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:07:26 -0700