Rappler's latest stories on Congo
(UPDATED) The announcement comes as the aid group Doctors Without Borders accuses the WHO of rationing the first Ebola vaccine in the Democatic Republic of the Congo
'One of the main problems currently is the fact that in practice the vaccine is rationed by the WHO and that too few people at risk are protected today,' Doctors without Borders says
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
Officials say former health minister Oly Ilunga was about to flee the country when he was arrested
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 Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola epidemic has claimed more than 1,900 lives since erupting last August 2018
Gilas Pilipinas misses a chance to face Spain's powerhouse national team of NBA players following a loss to Congo in the Torneo de Malaga
Gabe Norwood continues to nurse a mild groin injury that sidelined him in a friendly match against Ivory Coast
Gilas Pilipinas takes Congo to school, virtually securing the victory even with a quarter to spare
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
'As a result of your decision to place the response to the Ebola outbreak under your direct supervision... I hereby submit my resignation as health minister,' Oly Ilunga wrote in a resignation letter to President Felix Tshisekedi.
'It is time for the world to take notice,' says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, accepting the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision
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
ICC head judge Robert Fremr says Bosco Ntaganda was a 'key leader' who gave orders to 'target and kill civilians' in DR Congo's volatile, mineral-rich Ituri region in 2002 and 2003
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'
The current Ebola crisis, which began in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, has recorded more than 2,000 cases, including 1,411 deaths
The World Health Organization confirms that Uganda has now recorded 3 cases of Ebola, in the first spread across the country's porous western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo
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'
Funeral ceremonies for ebola victims are carried out in sanitized conditions, with relatives and friends kept at a distance. This is a traumatic break with traditions that demand the body of a loved-one be seen or touched.
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
'It is really a mind-boggling figure,' NRC chief Jan Egeland tells reporters. 'It takes extreme violence and fear of disasters to force a family out of their home, their land, their property, their community.'
'We are anticipating a scenario of continued, intense transmission,' says Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
13 are confirmed dead, while 114 are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Kivu
Poor security owing to the presence of armed groups, coupled with resistance of some communities to seeking treatment, hampers the fight to stem the spread of the disease.
The latest outbreak of the virus has killed more than 700 people
The ivory-stuffed timber logs are discovered Tuesday at Danang's main port on a ship from the Republic of Congo in central Africa
The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo says there are no new confirmed cases of Ebola in the Beni area for the past 21 days
'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
Demonstrators took the streets after the Democratic Republic of Congo's national election panel announced that elections will be postponed in several areas until March
The United Nations Security Council calls on all parties to 'engage peacefully and constructively in the electoral process'
Problems pile up ahead of the Congolese vote, with violence at electoral rallies, inter-ethnic conflict, militia attacks in the east and an Ebola outbreak