Restrictions on travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo would "impede our ability to effectively control" Ebola virus, Dr John N Nkengasong, a top health officer at African Union said.
Violence has ratcheted up in South Sudan since a peace deal was signed, with hundreds of civilians raped or murdered by warring factions, a new UN report said.
Of 2,239 recorded cases, 1,506 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry says.
Some 2,025 cases and 1,357 deaths recorded since the epidemic began in August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu and Ituri provinces, WHO officials say.
The UN human rights office said that intercommunal violence that left at least 535 people dead in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo may amount to crimes against humanity.
Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba last week filed an application asking judges at the global court to award him a total of $76.5 million (68 million euros) for what he called a miscarriage of justice.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president will have his hands full with nearly 13 million Congolese going hungry, numerous active militias in the eastern region and the world’s second deadliest Ebola outbreak.
Martin Fayulu's supporters have alleged an extraordinary backroom deal by outgoing President Joseph Kabila to rig the vote in favour of Felix Tshisekedi.
African Union members agree to "urgently dispatch" a high-level delegation to DRC to find "a way out of the post-electoral crisis" in a country hoping for its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.
Fighting between Banunu and Batende communities in Mai-Ndombe province in Democratic Republic of the Congo caused killings, UN says. Meanwhile, the African Union is set to discuss the violence and allegations of election fraud, in Ethiopia meeting.
Provisional results for the presidential vote are due to be published by January 6, but the DRC's election commission may have to postpone the results, according to the panel's chairman.
Officials say it is "imperative" to shut down internet to allow counting and compiling votes in Democratic Republic of Congo. Opposition and leading Western powers, however, seek quick restoration of web access.
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