The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, said the provincial government.
Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 2,382 cases of Ebola, of which 1,606 were fatal, the Health Ministry says.
Victim was the grandmother of a five-year-old boy who died on Tuesday after crossing into Uganda with his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The overnight attack blamed on rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces group comes as the deadly Ebola outbreak in the east surpasses 2,000 cases.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi declared mourning as 13 people are dead and 142 still missing from a passenger boat that sank on Lake Kivu.
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.
The trend of carrying out kidnapping for ransom as a profession has been on a rise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a resource-rich country which is suffering from one of the most complicated humanitarian crises in the world.
Tanzanian peacekeepers lost their lives in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on UN peacekeepers in recent memory. At least five Congolese soldiers also were killed in the attack.
Security has been deteriorating across the Democratic Republic of Congo since the end of last year, when President Joseph Kabila refused to step down despite his mandate expiring.
The vice governor of the affected Ituri province put the toll at around 200 based on estimates from the number of households submerged.
International Committee of the Red Cross says three staff members kidnapped three days ago in eastern Congo have been released
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