Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country in Central Africa

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, East Congo, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 1997. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of over 78 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populous country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populous country in the world. Eastern DR Congo has been the scene of ongoing military conflict in Kivu, since 2015.

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Authorities say Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international..
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The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over the long-simmering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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In June, the Ebola outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an..
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The World Health Organization has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and..
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The deadly Ebola virus outbreak centered in Congo has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization. More than 1,600 people..
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The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about a deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo. At least 1,600 people have died. Debora Patta reports.
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The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern,"..
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The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus..
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The United Nation's health agency warned the possibility of the Ebola outbreak spreading from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the region "remains very high"..
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Ebola crisis in DR Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says, after more than 1,600 die
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Deploying soldiers to clear tens of thousands of illegal informal miners from mining concessions is a new approach by the authorities in the Democratic Republic..
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A Congolese woman who died of Ebola this month vomited four times in a Ugandan market after crossing the border days earlier to sell fish, the WHO said, fuelling..
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The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic..
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A fishmonger vomited at Mpondwe market in Uganda on July 11 before dying of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, an incident that could spread the disease in..
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GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The first Ebola patient in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's largest city, Goma, has died, the government..
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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first..
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Hundreds of Africans are joining Central American migrants on the long, dangerous journey for seeking asylum in the US. One family shares their experience after..
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Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic..
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Containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo will require hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN’s aid chief has warned, stating..
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It's the 1st time the deadly virus has reached Goma, home to more than 2 million, since epidemic began almost a year ago
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The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the..
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It is the first time Ebola has been diagnosed in Goma, a city of more than a million people.
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The first case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma has been discovered. Goma, a lakeside city with a population of two million people, is..
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Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in DR Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacementCampaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from..
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