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2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

13 die of Ebola in DRC

A total of 13 people, including five doctors, died of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo , the country's Minister of Public Health Felix Kabange told Xinhua Friday.

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7 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Angola: Angola Repatriation - Antonio Returns Home After 40 Years in DR Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo - When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.

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Related Topix: Congo, Africa, World News, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thu Aug 28, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

CongoNews editor held without charge after criticizing archbishop

An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately owned bi-weekly CongoNews , according to local journalists and news reports.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Infection Control Today

Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo Reported to WHO

On Aug. 26, 2014, the Ministry of Health for the Democratic Republic of Congo notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Equateur Province.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila Eyes Lifetime Presidency and Must Be Given a Way Out

Current events in the elite politics of the DRC should be of great concern for those who follow developments in the country.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

AlertNet

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

A woman walks past an isolation ward set aside for Ebola related cases at the Kenyatta National Hospital in the capital Nairobi August 19, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Information Ministry Bans 61 Newspapers

Reporters Without Borders calls on the information ministry to rescind two new decrees, one on 18 August declaring 75 newspapers defunct for failing to publish for the past three years, and one on 20 August banning 61 other newspapers on the grounds that they have no legal existence.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

DR Congo confirms two new cases of Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting new Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa.

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Examiner.com

Toshiba's Tomodachi and Gabriela Clossick

In August of this year, a young girl - Gabriela Clossick - a resident of Coral Gables and senior in high school at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, participated in 2014 Toshiba's TOMODACHI Science & Technology Leadership Academy.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Straits Times

Congo says its first Ebola cases are unrelated to West Africa epidemic

Residents, who are in an Ebola quarantine area, complain to a security officer as they wait for their relatives to bring them food and essentials, in West Point, Monrovia in Liberia on August 23, 2014.

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SFGate

Scientists Who Discovered Ebola Almost Caused A Disaster: 'It Makes Me Wince Just To Think Of It'

When Ebola first arrived in Europe on Sept. 29, 1976, the vials of the virus were carried from Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in a shiny blue thermos on a passenger flight.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Film Comment

Soul Power

Zaire '74-a three-day music festival for which dozens of top-flight performers, some African, others American, convened in Kinshasa a month before Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's "Rumble in the Jungle"-took place during a period of intense political and artistic ferment in American music.

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Crofs Blogs

Garrett: Cordon sanitaire worked against Ebola in Congo in 1995

Three impoverished, tiny West African nations are in a collective state of siege, their people surrounded by a microbial enemy, the Ebola virus.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Voice of America

DRC Sends Ebola Expert to Help Liberia Combat Disease

The Democratic Republic of Congo sent its Ebola virus expert to Liberia to help combat the disease following an official request by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's government, according to DRC information minister Lambert Mende.

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Reuters

WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link

At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Congo: Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several

KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said Wednesday.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

News24

.com | Angolan refugees return from DRC

Tens of thousands of Angolans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo were set to return home, for some after more than 50 years in exile, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

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AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Refugee Turns to Business for Survival

When humanitarian organizations in eastern DRC started reducing food provisions for able-bodied men, one man displaced by the fighting started a mobile phone charging cabin to make ends meet.

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Umukino

CAF bans Rwanda for fielding Birori

The development was confirmed on Sunday afternoon saying that Rwanda had fielded Dady Birori who has two different identities during their preliminary clash against Congo.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

News24

.com | DRC army accused of executing PoWs

Former rebels beaten last November by government and UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday accused the army of executing 10 prisoners of war.

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