One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including another death, the country's health minister said.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children has warned as the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched one of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
The World Health Organisation says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn’t merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Police in Congo’s capital prowled opposition neighbourhoods, rounding up young men who were seen being dragged out of their homes and shoved into waiting cars, a day after the government announced that the country’s opposition leader had lost the disputed presidential election.
Sun, 11 Dec, 2011
POPE Benedict XVI leaves this week on his first trip to Africa — the fastest-growing region for the Roman Catholic church — saying he wants to bring a message of hope to a continent suffering from poverty, disease and armed conflict.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2009
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government today refused rebel leader Laurent Nkunda’s demand for direct talks to solve the crisis in eastern Kivu province, where tens of thousands of desperate refugees were receiving international aid.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2008