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What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

26 May 2017Michael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response. Michael Edelstein Consultant Research Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security A Congolese Ministry of Health leaflet on Ebola. Photo: Getty Images. On 9 May, a cluster of ...

- Chatham House - UK

Open borders for business, Kasese traders ask DRC.

Traders at Mpondwe Market in Lhubiriha Town Council in Kasese District near the Uganda-DR Congo border are crying foul following the ban of Ugandan products to DR Congo early this year

- Daily Monitor - UG

DRC Ebola outbreak threatens CAR after violence forces thousands across border.

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Attacks by Christian militias in CAR's border town of Bangassou have driven about 2,750 people into Bas-Uele, raising the risk that the Ebola outbreak could spread across the border, a WHO representative said.By Kieran ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Refugee's Search for Fulfillment Leads to Texas.

Joshua Mahinanda Kangere, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left a job and friends in Connecticut and headed to Texas, where he hopes to find a job as a nurse.

- Wall Street Journal - US

When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wrong Words.

The story of how a photo of a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo seven years ago took on a life of its own. WARNING: Contains violent images.

- Global Voices - US

News24.com | 400 000 DRC children at risk in violence-hit Kasai: Unicef.

Almost 400 000 children risk dying of hunger in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region where months of violence has driven over a million people from their homes, Unicef has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Violence in DRC's Kasai region puts 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition - UNICEF.

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo In Central Kasai alone, more than one-third of health centres have been forced to close due to security concerns or lack of medical supplies, depriving children of vital services and medicine.PRESS RELEASE – The crisis in Greater Kasai in the Democratic ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Congo’s bad year is about to get worse.

So far 2017 has seen civilian massacres, bloody crackdowns, resurgent armed groups. Congo’s year is only going to get worse

- UN - INT

UN: 400,000 Children in DRC at Risk of Malnutrition.

Nearly 400,000 children face acute risk of malnutrition in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations Children's Fund said Wednesday. Violence across five provinces in the region has left critical health infrastructures unable to operate, UNICEF said in a statement. More than one third of ...

- Voice of America - US

DR Congo: 400,000 children in Greater Kasai at risk of severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF warns.

Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund has said.

- UN - INT

Sweden pushes for UN to help investigate murder of expert in DRC.

Sweden wants the UN to help with investigations into the murder of an expert killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , after the African country's attorney general opened a probe into allegations that a former minister played a role in her death.

- The Local - SE

UN questions DR Congo probe of experts' murder

Congolese authorities on Saturday said they had completed a 10-week investigation and that two men will face trial for the murders of American Michael Sharp and Swedish-Chilean Zaida Catalan in central Kasai province

- Daily Monitor - UG

South Sudan State Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare

State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of the DRC two weeks ago. The WHO has confirmed that four people have died ...

- Voice of America - US

DRC Attorney General Investigates Former Minister for Alleged Militia Links

The attorney general of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened an investigation Tuesday into a former government minister's alleged sponsorship of militia violence in the Kasai region. The move follows a newspaper report that two slain U.N. experts were probing the former minister's involvement. Congolese Attorney ...

- Voice of America - US

Ivanhoe receives final instalment from Zijin for Kamoa stake

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has received the final installment of $41.2-million owing from a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group as part of a strategic codevelopment agreement under which Zijin acquired 49.5% of Ivanhoe's majority stake in Kamoa Holding for $412-million. Kamoa Holding has an indirect 80% interest in the ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

News24.com | DRC opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | UN questions DRC probe of experts' murder

The United Nations has raised questions about the Democratic Republic of Congo's probe of the murder of two UN experts investigating mass graves, saying it appeared to have been done in haste.

- News24.com - ZA

The Trump administration thinks it can save $35 billion by rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Thomson ReutersMay 23 - U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget estimates that the federal government could save $35 billion over the next decade by rolling back regulations governing Wall Street. The White House does not detail how those savings, which are equivalent to the annual economic output of the ...

- Business Insider - US

Security Council Meets Over Killing of 2 U.N. Experts in Congo

The meeting was convened to update the Council on investigations, including those conducted by the Congolese authorities, into the March deaths.

- New York Times - US

DW correspondent freed in Burundi

Antediteste Niragiri has been released from Burundian police custody. The DW correspondent had been handed over by authorities after spending several days jailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

UNITED NATIONS " A new report says over 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year " over 75 percent due to disasters including floods and wildfires and the rest from conflicts, with Congo and Syria topping...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Stylianides announces first EU airlift for Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The EU today announced its first tranche of aid in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo.

- EurActive - UK

Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

- News24.com - ZA

Congo opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

Authorities in Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

- FOX News - US

Congo Opens Probe into Ex-Minister's Role in Kasai Violence

Authorities in Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces. Attorney General Flory Kabange Numbi announced Tuesday he was opening a probe into Clement Kanku, who was one of the people being investigated by a U.N. ...

- Voice of America - US

High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief

Data collected in the Congo by UCLA scientists and others will help empower global initiatives to protect the planet.

- UCLA - US

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent as a result of natural disasters and weather-related events, and the rest from violence and conflicts with Congo and Syria topping the list, according to a new report released Monday. East Asia and the Pacific accounted for ...

- The Japan Times - JP

South Sudan state closes its border with DRC

May 22, 2017 - Authorities in Gbudue, one of South Sudan's new states, have closed the border with the Democratic Republic Congo . The state deputy governor, Lino Utu said the move came in the wake of the recent declaration of an Ebola outbreak in DRC. Health officials in the state had earlier formed a task force to monitor ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

A new report says over 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent due to disasters including floods and wildfires and the rest from conflicts, with Congo and Syria topping the list.

- FOX News - US

DW correspondent released from Congolese jail

Antediteste Niragira has been freed by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five days after he was detained. The journalist had been covering the refugee crisis on the DRC-Burundi border.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Congo breaks ground on $58m China-funded parliament building

Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville estimated at over $58m.

- News24.com - ZA

China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016- report

Disasters displaced three times more people than conflicts, with most of the 24 million people affected hit by sudden-onset weather hazards such as floods, storms, wildfires and severe winter conditions

- Daily Monitor - UG

China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016: report

Disasters displaced three times more people than conflicts.

- Daily Nation - KE

Concerns over Congo murder trial

The trial in Congo against two men who are suspected of murdering Swedish aid worker Zaida Catalán could be an attempt by the regime to mislead the international community, according to a leading Congo expert.

- Radio Sweden - SE

UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups' departure

The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps.

- UN - INT

More than 31 million people displaced within their own country in 2016

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen The Democratic Republic of the Congo was the country worst affected, with a spike of 922,000 new displacements during the year alone, according ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

KINSHASA - A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.

- Reuters - US

Gbudue state forms Ebola monitoring task force

May 18, 2017 - The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak. The state health minister, Hussein Enoka said the task force, which comprises of other health partners, is mandated to monitor the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo . The ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016: report

UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 22 - More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, with China and the Democratic Republic of Congo among the worst affected, a new report by a monitoring center said Monday. The Democratic Republic of Congo had a spike of

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

The UN, sexual exploitation and Joseph Kony's secret hideout: The African civil war you've never heard of

The African Civil War You've Never Heard Of An empty space surrounded by fragile states,' is how one expert, David Okapi, describes Central African Republic . Bordering South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the sparsely-populated and extremely poor country has witnessed...

- The Raw Story - US

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.

- The Daily Star - LB

WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good. While not underestimating the difficulties that lie ahead in bringing this latest outbreak of Ebola to an end, Matshidiso Moeti told VOA ...

- Voice of America - US

WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa says prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo are good. WHO reports 29 suspected cases, including three deaths since the outbreak was discovered in a remote region of DRC on April 22. The World Health ...

- Voice of America - US

Deutsche Welle calls for release of arrested correspondent in DR Congo

DW is calling for the immediate release of Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by DRC intelligence agents as a spy. A lawyer has ascertained that Niragira is in good physical health.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

For 2 Experts Killed in Congo, U.N. Provided Little Training and No Protection

With little training and no safety equipment — or even health insurance — the pair headed into a remote area teeming with militia fighters to find the culprits behind a massacre.

- International NY Times - US

DRC prosecutes two men for murder of Swedish UN expert

Two men will stand trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the murder of Swedish UN worker Zaida Catalán in March, while a separate Swedish investigation is still on-going.

- The Local - SE

2 U.N. Experts Killed in Congo Had Little Preparation and No Protection

With little training and no safety equipment — or even health insurance — the pair headed into a remote area teeming with militia fighters to find the culprits behind a massacre.

- New York Times - US

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