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This is the second worst outbreak of the disease since 2014 when it killed about 11,000 people
Deadly unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo hampers the fight against Ebola during this latest epidemic, which broke out on August 1, 2018, with the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri particularly badly hit
The nationality of the peacekeeper was not given
The World Health Organization says, the 'outbreak is the largest outbreak worldwide. It is one of the largest that we have seen.' As of November 17, the country had registered 250,270 measles cases, including 5,110 deaths.
Doctors Without Borders says the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting about 50,000 people over a period of 4 months
While the judges gave Bosco Ntaganda the maximum sentence allowed by the ICC in terms of the number of years, they say that 'despite their gravity' his crimes do not warrant a full-life prison term
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
'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
'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
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 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
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'
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack
'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 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
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
(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
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
American authorities urge its citizens to 'keep a low profile' as crucial election in the crisis-gripped central African nation approaches
'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 latest violence, which sparks local anger, comes just 3 months before the Democratic Republic of Congo holds a fractious election to choose a successor to Joseph Kabila, the country's deeply-contested president
The current Ebola outbreak is still on a low scale compared with a 3-nation epidemic that occurred between 2013-15 but has stirred wide concern
So far, there have been 51 cases since the outbreak was declared on May 8, says the DRC health ministry
Since the outbreak was announced on May 8, there have been 49 cases, comprising 22 confirmed by laboratory tests, 21 probable and six suspected, says the Congo health ministry
The WHO has said the latest Ebola outbreak did not warrant being labelled an emergency of 'international concern', adding that Kinshasa's response along with its own has been 'rapid and comprehensive'
Ebola is lethal and highly contagious, which makes it difficult to contain – especially in urban environments where people are mobile and come into more contact with others
(UPDATED) The outbreak, publicly declared on May 8, had previously been reported in a rural area of Equateur that lies roughly 150 kilometers from the city
The World Health Organization is planning to begin a vaccination campaign in the area, near the border with the Republic of Congo, using an available stockpile of an experimental vaccine
Flooding is a major peril for residents of Kinshasa, a chaotic city with a population of around 10 million people, most of whom are extremely poor
"Eleven people died in Kinshasa and one in Kananga," Jonas Tshombela, a spokesman for the protest organisers, told AFP.
Violence has swelled after the date of the new vote was pushed back to December 2018, prompting fears that Kabila may seek to extend his reign
The International Criminal Court convicted Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga, 56, and jailed him to 14 years for abducting boys and girls and press-ganging them into his Union of Congolese Patriots
(UPDATED) 'I condemn this attack unequivocally. These deliberate attacks against UN peacekeepers are unacceptable and constitute a war crime,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres