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Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

Will Kabila Stand Again?

[ISS] There is a new video doing the rounds on social media and television stations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It's a two-minute homage to President Joseph Kabila, crediting him with everything from reunifying the country after the 1998-2003 war to reviving agriculture and guaranteeing effective democracy in the DRC. It ends with the statement: 'This man is indispensable for the Congo.' (AllAfrica)

Congolese Opposition Unify Ahead of Presidential Elections

[Atlantic Council] Democratic Republic of the Congo opposition leaders Moïse Katumbi and Felix Tshisekedi are on a US and European tour to lobby for further sanctions against the regime of President Joseph Kabila and for continued Western pressure towards free and fair elections, scheduled for December. They have formed an alliance which, they hope, can unite the opposition against the regime. But their strategy remains hampered by the apparent superficiality of their coalition and the likelihood that any election under (AllAfrica)

Cases, Deaths and Suspected Cases in the Ebola Outbreak

[MSF] Latest figures (source: DRC Ministry of Health, as of May 28, 2018) (AllAfrica)

Congo Arrive Ahead of Monday's Friendly With Eagles

[Leadership] The Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo storm Port Harcourt yesterday ahead of Monday's international friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, (AllAfrica)

DRC - MSF Begins Ebola Vaccination Trial in Bikoro to Help Curb Outbreak

[MSF] The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers yesterday in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The vaccination, which is being conducted with Epicentre--MSF's research arm--will also be offered to contacts of patients. The start of the Bikoro trial comes about a week after health care workers in Mbandaka began receiving the vaccine. (AllAfrica)

WFP Statement On UNHAS Accident in Remote Area of Democratic Republic of Congo

[WFP] The two crew members and three passengers sustained minor injuries, and were taken to a local medical facility. (AllAfrica)

Rooivalk DRC Deployment Costs Revealed - R122 Million

[Daily Maverick] A pair of Rooivalk Mk1s during a demonstration day in South Africa. Photo bTrent Perkins/ADR (AllAfrica)

Kony Surviving On Ivory Deals With Arabs - Captive

[Monitor] Kitgum -The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel commander, Joseph Kony, is increasingly amassing resources through lucrative deals in ivory from the DR Congo, a defector has said. (AllAfrica)

DRC Tense As Joseph Kabila Keeps Everyone Guessing

[Daily Maverick] Will President Joseph Kabila still pull a rabbit out of the hat to enable him to run for an unconstitutional third term in December? (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Forces Super Eagles to 1-1 Draw

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -We will make adjustment, says Rohr (AllAfrica)

Lacklustre Eagles Hampered By Bad Pitch

[Premium Times] Two goals - one for each side ensured that the sixth meeting between Nigeria and Congo DR ended in a 1-1 stalemate. (AllAfrica)

Oxfam Launches Public Awareness Drive to Keep Ebola Under Control in the Democratic Republic of Congo

[Oxfam] A 26-strong Oxfam team in Mbandaka, Équateur Province, has launched a public information drive to help people understand how best to protect themselves from coming into contact with the deadly Ebola virus. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Children Drown After Boat Capsizes

[CAJ News] Lusaka -Seven children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)have drowned while attempting to return from Zambia. (AllAfrica)

We Didn't Come to Win Against Super Eagles - DRC Coach

[Vanguard] Florent Ibenge, Head Coach of the visiting Democratic Republic of Congo national team says the friendly match his team played with the Super Eagles was not to win the Nigerian team. (AllAfrica)

Bungled Tests Mar DRC Ebola Response

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has revised down the death toll from the Ebola outbreak northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Ebola Outbreak Threatens Children

[VOA] The UN children's fund warned the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo threatens the health and well-being of children, and special care must be taken to help them survive. (AllAfrica)

Rohr to Test New Strikers Against DR Congo

[Premium Times] The Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that he would be testing new strikers, Simmy Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa, in Monday's friendly game against Congo DR. (AllAfrica)

Five Things to Expect As Super Eagles Face Congo Dr

[Premium Times] The Super Eagles are set to face the Simba of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Monday evening in a valedictory match for the Nigerian public as they fly out for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Eagles, Leopards Match to Go Ahead Despite Ebola Outbreak

[Guardian] As the Super Eagles prepare to tread tackles with their counterpart from Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says there is no cause for alarm over the reported outbreak of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in that country. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Pilgrims to Namugongo to Be Monitored

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Joint Operations Command-JOC and the Health Ministry will keep a close eye on pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC entering Uganda for the Martyr's day celebrations for health and security reasons, URN has learnt. (AllAfrica)

The Threat of the Ebola-Like Virus

[Namibian] Ebola has re-emerged, once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it was first discovered in the 1970s. (AllAfrica)

MSF Steps Up Ebola Response After 26 Deaths

[MSF] DR Congo -Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has stepped the Ebola epidemic response in DRC's Équateur province while one new laboratory-confirmed Ebola case has been registered in the city of Mbandaka. (AllAfrica)

Angola Bolsters Epidemiological Surveillance At Border With DRC

[ANGOP] Soyo -At least 14 health technicians in Soyo town, northern Zaire province, were deployed along the Mwanda region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border to bolster the surveillance and avoid the spread of Ebola outbreak hitting that neighbouring country. (AllAfrica)

Lessons From Last Ebola Outbreak Guide Approach

[VOA] When Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014, no one was prepared. A potential vaccine had been in limbo since a previous outbreak a decade earlier. Governments dragged their feet while failing to recognize the risks the outbreak carried. Local health workers were quickly overwhelmed. And aid agencies were scrambling to catch up. (AllAfrica)

Coming Weeks Crucial in Containing Ebola Spread

[VOA] Health Experts at the World Health Assembly in Geneva agree the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be contained and prevented from spreading to highly-populated urban areas. (AllAfrica)

Tensions Run High at DRC Policy Breakfast on Capitol Hill

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The 'Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo' panel convened by the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill last week was planned before the recent outbreak in DRC of Ebola, an infectious and often fatal disease. (AllAfrica)

Ebola - Medical Experts Differ Over Nigeria, DRC Football Match

[Vanguard] As Nigerian football fans warm up to watch live friendly football match between Super Eagles and the football team from the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Nigerian medical doctors have expressed divergent views over the match following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the central African country. (AllAfrica)

Ebola Virus Has 'Potential to Expand' WHO Reports

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus in the DRC could spread to other countries. Congo's neighbors have started taking steps to stem a possible cross-border spread of the disease. (AllAfrica)

USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million to Combat Ebola

[USAID] Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage.  This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar made the announcement in his address before the 7 (AllAfrica)

WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting As Ebola Spreads

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)