The latest Ebola outbreak is the tenth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the disease was first reported there in 1976. New intervention techniques including the vaccination of thousands of people are being used to contain the outbreak…
By PBS NewsHour
Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are working to end the latest Ebola outbreak that began in early August. The new cluster of cases has emerged in an area with active fighting between the government and more…
By Benedict Moran, Jorgen Samso
“Each of them in their own way has helped to give greater visibility to wartime sexual violence, so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Friday.
By Larisa Epatko
The spread of Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2016 was the worst outbreak since the disease's discovery. Here's how international health agencies are responding this time.
By Larisa Epatko
By Associated Press
Health officials declared an Ebola outbreak in the country's northwest on Tuesday after lab tests confirmed the deadly virus in two cases from the town of Bikoro in the Equateur province.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
To date there have been nine suspected cases of Ebola, three of whom have died, according to local authorities. The first case dates back to April 22.
By Emily Baumgaertner, Scientific American
Yellow fever could be on the verge of exploding out of central Africa and spreading to Asia, which has never before suffered a major outbreak. The most likely route of transmission: any one of the thousands of unvaccinated Chinese expatriates…
Filmmaker Petna Ndaliko still remembers sneaking into the movie theater as a boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But in the wake of turbulence and civil war, the cinema in the city of Goma has long been closed. Now,…
Bismack Biyombo, a 22-year-old basketball center who recently signed with the Toronto Raptors, grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, dreaming about playing in the NBA. Contributing editor Soledad O’Brien follows him on a trip back to his home…
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