Rappler's latest stories on DR Congo
The epidemic in the east broke out in August 2018 and killed a total of 2,227 people
Kamerhe is accused of having embezzled funds allocated to the construction of 1,500 social housing units
Funds from the World Bank will be used to improve response to health emergencies and to support free primary education in the Democratic Republic of Congo
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns that some of the massacres and attacks behind the killings and displacement 'may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes'
'We have antibodies, from the time of our ancestors,' says one resident
The 11th Ebola outbreak in the vast central African country's history comes just weeks before it had hoped to declare the end of the 10th in the east
The International Monetary Fund says the Democratic Republic of Congo is 'experiencing a severe shock' due to the coronavirus pandemic
Hopes have been high that the World Health Organization on Monday, April 13, would officially bring the curtain down on the country's 10th known outbreak of the notorious hemorrhagic fever
The death brings the total number of fatalities in sub-Saharan Africa to 3
The patient is a Belgian citizen who has been in the country for several days
The 4 journalists of Iwacu, one of Burundi's few independent media outlets, were covering a story about DR Congo rebels
Authorities expect the death toll to rise as rescuers continue searching for victims
The nationality of the peacekeeper was not given
(UPDATED) The Busy Bee Dornier-228 smashes into two houses near the airport, deputy transport minister Jacques Yuma Kipuya says
Efforts to roll back the Ebola epidemic are hampered not only by fighting but also by resistance within communities to preventative measures, care facilities and safe burials
Authorities say former health minister Oly Ilunga is accused of 'misdemeanours of the mismanagement of funds allocated to the Ebola response'
Authorities say the cause of the accident is still unknown
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres says the UN peacekeeping mission, the Congolese army, and national police 'will continue to work together to return peace and security to the region'
'The government is finally here. The president has signed the decree and we will begin work soon,' says Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga
The announcement coincides with the first anniversary of an epidemic that has claimed more than 1,800 lives, stoking dread that the disease may spread from eastern DRC to vulnerable neighbors
A total of 1,803 lives have been lost in the second worst outbreak of Ebola on record
The case – the first in a major urban hub in the region's nearly year-old epidemic of the disease – sparks deep concern in neighboring Rwanda and at the United Nations
The UN's World Health Organization (WHO) describes as a 'potential game-changer' the Ebola case in Goma, a border city with a population of one million which has transport links to other parts of the DRC and beyond
As of Sunday, June 23, 1,506 people have died out of 2,239 recorded Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Tanzania Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu says the alert is necessary given the frequent interactions between Tanzanian and Ugandan people 'via the official borders or by other, unofficial channels'
There have been fewer attacks on Ebola teams by armed groups, which means health workers have 'recovered some of the lost time to contain the spread of the epidemic'
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack
The Ebola fightback has already been hampered by an uptick in insecurity and attacks on medical teams amid resistance within some communities to preventative measures, care facilities, and safe burials
'We are anticipating a scenario of continued, intense transmission,' says Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
'The population is angry at the authorities' lethargy,' a youth leader says
Fayulu says the DRC's Independent National Election Commission (CENI) had 'quite simply fabricated the results it published'
The rising death toll emphasizes the challenge of controlling the epidemic in the strife-torn east and is just one of a host of complex issues facing the new president
(UPDATED) 'The campaign we had to run... got the better of me,' says Felix Tshisekedi, apologizing for the interruption
It will be the first peaceful transition of power in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which gained independence from Belgium in 1960
The Constitutional Court says Felix Tshisekedi had won by a simple majority, paving the way for him to take over from longterm leader Joseph Kabila
The dispute over the December 30 presidential vote has raised fears that the political crisis could turn into a bloodbath
(3rd UPDATE) Election officials name Felix Tshisekedi, son of the country's long-term opposition leader, provisional winner of the troubled vote to replace President Joseph Kabila
Frustrations have been building steadily since the election after the authorities cut Internet access and blocked broadcasts by Radio France Internationale
Authorities revoke Radio France Internationale correspondent Florence Morice for alleged violation of electoral law and code of good conduct for foreign journalists
Internet access is cut on Monday afternoon for an indefinite period on the orders of the government, says internet operator Global
(3rd UPDATE) Analysts say the threat of violence is great, given the many organizational problems and wide-ranging suspicion of President Joseph Kabila, who is stepping down
If all goes well, one will be sworn in on January 18 – the very first time that the DRC will have achieved a peaceful transition of power since gaining independence in 1960
'The fact that we have so far prevented Ebola from spreading into neighboring countries is a testament to the hard work and determination of staff from all partners,' says a WHO official
The accident has occurred on a highway linking the capital Kinshasa to the country's sole port at Matadi on the Atlantic Ocean
The health ministry says 4 other experimental drugs had been approved for treating infected patients
The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission rejects Jean-Pierre Bemba's candidacy on the basis of his previous war crime convictions by the International Criminal Court
Government has decided to make treatment free in Beni, Mabalako-Mangina, and Oicha for 3 months starting August 20
World Health Organization says it 'expects more cases'
'On the basis of statistics, we can say that the situation has stabilized but the war is not over, we must reinforce vigilance and surveillance,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom