Tag Archives: DRC

15 April 19

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak not a global emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday decided the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not a global emergency.

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25 March 19

DRC: Number of Ebola cases surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 and the daily rate of confirmed cases is on the rise, according to Rescue.org.

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20 March 19

DRC: Felix Tshisekedi blocks new senators over corruption claims

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has blocked newly-elected senators from taking office over allegations of corruption.

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16 March 19

DRC: Kabila’s coalition wins clear majority in senate elections

The coalition party led by former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila won a decisive majority in senate elections on Friday.

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15 March 19

DRC president pardons 700 political prisoners

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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15 March 19

WHO: Pneumonic plague outbreak on Uganda-DRC border

The World Health Orgainzation (WHO) says a deadly form of pneumonic plague has broken out along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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11 March 19

DRC: Ebola centre attacked again; 1 police officer killed

An Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been attacked for the second time, killing a police officer and wounding a health worker.

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27 February 19

DRC: Former M23 rebels return home from Uganda

Uganda’s government has repatriated 70 former Congolese rebels and 10 family members to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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26 February 19

People in the DRC aren’t going to get the change they voted for after botched election

In the final days of 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) staged a historic presidential election after a series of delays postponed the vote for more than two years. The country was due to vote for a new president
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26 February 19

Amnesty: New DRC president must act on human rights

Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.

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