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Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, Congolese doctor who helped discover Ebola virus in 1976, is one of Time 100 most influential people in 2020

Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, a Congolese medical doctor and researcher who helped discover the Ebola virus in 1976 is one of the most influential people in the world in 2020, according to Time magazine.

Amnesty International calls on President Felix Tshisekedi to take ‘concrete actions’ to protect Nobel Laureate Denis Mukwege after death threats

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the United Nations (UN) must take urgent and concrete measures to protect Denis Mukwege, a doctor and Nobel Laureate who is receiving death threats for...

WHO concerned Ebola outbreak in DRC could turn deadlier

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was concerned the Ebola outbreak in the Equator province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo could turn deadlier."There is currently a delay...

Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo reaches 100 cases

The number of cases in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached 100, a near two-fold increase in a little over five weeks.This latest outbreak,...

Human rights group calls on DRC to investigate murder of four members of President Felix Tshisekedi’s political party

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should ensure an effective investigation into the apparent murder of four members of President Felix Tshisekedi’s political party, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.“The grim discovery of...

Southern African Development Community leaders meet to discuss peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo

African Union chairperson and President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday participate in a virtual summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika plus countries contributing troops to the United Nations (UN)...

Human Rights Watch raises alarm over serious rights violations by Felix Tshisekedi’s administration in DRC using COVID-19 as pretext

The administration of President Felix Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken a serious downturn in respect for human rights in 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.The organization said Congolese...

President Félix Tshisekedi lifts COVID-19 state of emergency in DRC, authorizes gradual reopening of businesses, schools, churches and nightclubs

President Félix Tshisekedi has lifted COVID-19 state of emergency in DRC and authorized a gradual reopening of businesses throughout the country.According to the new presidential directive, businesses, including banks, restaurants, bars, and...

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola cases rise amid COVID-19, surpass previous outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps. Confirmed cases have now surpassed...

11 human rights organizations warn thousands of DR Congo mine workers at risk of contracting COVID-19

Multinational copper and cobalt mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo should take immediate steps to protect the rights of thousands of Congolese workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of 11 international and Congolese human rights groups said...

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IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

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In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

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Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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