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Film On Rape Victims' Recovery Shows Unseen Side of Congo War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Rape has been widely documented as a weapon of war in eastern Congo (AllAfrica)

DRC Back-to-Back Ties Crucial for Warriors

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S upcoming back-to-back assignment against the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers next month is likely to define their campaign. (AllAfrica)

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring

[VOA] Police in Sudan's capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. (AllAfrica)

'We Pray That Ebola Epidemic Will Stop'

[UNFPA] Mangina -As if the consequences of an ongoing armed conflict were not already challenging, Mangina Reference Health Centre has found itself at the heart of the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (AllAfrica)

Protesters Demand South Africa Intervene in Upcoming DRC Elections

[GroundUp] Congolese demonstrators oppose electronic voting machines (AllAfrica)

UN Accuses Police of Using Force to Break Up Peaceful Protests

[VOA] The U.N. human rights office accuses police in the Democratic Republic of Congo of violently breaking up peaceful protests ahead of the country's long-awaited election campaign. (AllAfrica)

Ebola Strikes Big City in the DRC and WHO Scales Up Response to New Threat

[WHO] It's been a little over a month since the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared by the Ministry of Health. In the hotspot of Mangina, which is a rural community much progress has been made, but a new case in the city of Butembo is raising concern. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan Intensifies Ebola Preparedness in Response to the Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

[WHO] Juba -In the aftermath of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that started in North Kivu province, on 1 August 2018 and the threat of cross-border spread, South Sudan has heightened its preparedness and response activities. (AllAfrica)

Fear and Violence Could Still Undermine Efforts to Contain Ebola in DR Congo

[Oxfam] New cases of Ebola found in urban areas over the last few days show the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not yet under control and the next few weeks will be critical to contain the virus, Oxfam warned today. (AllAfrica)

Liberia 1-1 DR Congo... Coach Kojo Attributes Draw to 'Lack of Concentration'

[Observer] Russian-based Sylvanus Nimely in possession of the ball against his opponent. (AllAfrica)

DRC Ebola Outbreak Expands to Large City as Beni Cases Rise

[Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy] In a pair of worrying developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak, a patient with the virus died in Butembo, a city of nearly 1 million people, and more cases were reported in Beni, an emerging hot spot where community resistance and violent incidents have recently been reported. (AllAfrica)

Update on Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

[MSF] North Kivu -MSF continues its intervention in response to the Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu, DRC (AllAfrica)

Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 5

[WHO] Date of issue: 4 September 2018Data as reported by: 2 September 2018 (AllAfrica)

African Union Begins Deploying Health Workers to Fight Ebola in the DRC

[African Union] Kinshasa -The African Union has begun sending qualified African health workers into the regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, that are affected by the latest Ebola outbreak to hit the continent. (AllAfrica)

Ebola Death Toll Rapidly Increasing

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -IT is feared the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 75 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is going to be the most fatal in the region. (AllAfrica)

African Union Trains Health Workers to Fight Ebola

[African Union] The African Union, through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) has conducted a pre deployment orientation and preparation training workshop for health care workers to be deployed to North Kivu and Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to help international efforts to fight the current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease. (AllAfrica)

SA Peacekeepers Injured in DRC After Rebel Ambush – Report

[News24Wire] At least two South African peacekeepers were reportedly wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Divide and Rule - the Problem With the DRC's Electoral System

[African Arguments] Under the current rules (changed months before the last elections in 2011), the DRC's next president could come to power with just 5.3% of the vote. (AllAfrica)

Ebola - Breaking the Deadly Chain of Transmission

[IFRC] The Red Cross and Red Crescent are working hard to contain Democratic Republic of Congo's 10th Ebola outbreak, with a special focus on breaking the deadly virus' chain of transmission. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Court Bans Jean-Pierre Bemba From Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former warlord and vice president of the DR Congo, has been excluded from December's presidential election. Bemba has been tipped as one of the potential replacements for President Joseph Kabila. (AllAfrica)

Uganda, Congo Leaders Move to Control Ebola

[Monitor] Nebbi -Leaders from Nebbi, Bulisa, Hoima and Pakwach districts have agreed with their counterparts from DR Congo to form a surveillance team at the border point to respond to ebola and cholera outbreaks at the border points. (AllAfrica)

Shekhinah and Maître Gims Are Most Nominated Artistes for 5th AFRIMA

[263Chat] As Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz, Ethiopia's Betty G, Nigeria's Simi and South Africa's Nasty C join the AFRIMA Nominees top contenders (AllAfrica)

Afcon 2019 Qualifiers - DR Congo Name 26-Man Squad for Liberia Clash

[Observer] Zimbabwe are top of Group G with goal difference after defeating Liberia 3-0 in June, 2017. Image: Getty (AllAfrica)

As Children in Ebola-Affected Areas of DR Congo Head Back to School, Unicef Ramps Up Support

[UN News] As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year - with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up education; health and water; sanitation; and hygiene programmes to assist children and their teachers. (AllAfrica)

DRC Schools Expose Thousands of Kids to Ebola

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -SOME 82 500 children and their teachers are at risk of contracting the deadly Ebola virus as the new school year begins in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

WFP Launches Emergency Food Aid to Ebola Victims in Democratic Republic of Congo

[WFP] Before the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in North Kivu on 1 August, WFP was already assisting hundreds thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in the province. In Beni territory, the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, 12,000 displaced people received monthly WFP food rations since July. In light of Ebola and the additional humanitarian needs, WFP is expanding its operations to assist also those affected by the epidemic. (AllAfrica)

New Phase of Lawlessness Grips Congo's Kasaï Region

[IRIN] Luke Dennison -In the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern Kasaï region, the mass graves and massacres of 2017 have given way to general insecurity marked by banditry, military abuses, and - after two years of poor harvests - hunger and malnourishment. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Under Assault - HRW

[HRW] Kinshasa -Government security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used live ammunition and teargas to disperse largely peaceful political opposition rallies during candidate registration in early August 2018. (AllAfrica)

Top Opposition Candidates No Longer in the Race

[Deutsche Welle] At least two political heavyweights from DRC's opposition have been excluded from the presidential race in December. Many observers believe that President Kabila will do whatever it takes to help his own candidate win. (AllAfrica)

Congo Becomes a Testing Ground for Experimental Drugs As It Fights Off Ebola in a Warzone

[IRIN] Goma/Democratic Republic of Congo -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have approved several experimental drugs to treat people infected with Ebola as an outbreak in a conflict zone proves hard to stop, with probable cases rising above 100 and fatalities in the sixties. (AllAfrica)

Congo Rolls Out Trial Ebola Treatment As Death Toll Rises

[Deutsche Welle] The Health Ministry has said two people to receive an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues to spread into conflict areas. (AllAfrica)