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Ebola spreads to DR Congo’s South Kivu province

First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo’s South Kivu province Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP |  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, the provincial government said Friday. “Two cases …

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Scientists a step closer to a cure for Ebola

Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates: health officials Washington, United States | AFP |  Scientists were a step closer to a cure for Ebola on Monday after two of four drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly increase survival rates, the US health authority co-funding the …

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WHO declares world emergency after Ebola gets to Goma

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘health emergency’ of international concern: WHO Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. The Ebola epidemic …

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Ebola spreads to Goma, close to Rwanda border

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on …

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Tshisekedi finally appoints PM, Katumbi returns to DRC

  Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named a government veteran, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, as the next prime minister, a move that came nearly four months after his inauguration. Ilunga Ilunkamba was appointed under “the political agreement” between Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph …

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