Congo’s new president on first trip to African countries
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi has landed in Brazzaville, the capital of neighboring Republic of the Congo, to start his first international trip since being elected president in late January.
Tshisekedi on Thursday was greeted by Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou N'Guesso and the two heads of state are holding closed-door talks.
Bridge over Congo River project agreement signed
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A bridge across Africa's mighty Congo River, the first to link the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville, is planned according to an agreement signed in Johannesburg Thursday.
MBANDAKA, Congo (AP) — For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese officials say at least 49 people have died after a boat tipped over on the Momboyo River, a tributary of the Congo River in the country's northwest.
The vice governor of Tshuapa province, Richard Mboyo Iluka, says the boat was taking people from Monkoto to Mbandaka city on Thursday but capsized just outside Wafania.
He tells The Associated Press that a team has been dispatched to investigate and get a more realistic death toll.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 31, including nine deaths.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area.
"This is a major, major game-changer in the outbreak," Dr. Peter Salama, the World Health Organization's deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response, warned on Thursday.