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DR Congo’s 12th Ebola outbreak declared over

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has congratulated all involved in bringing an end to the 12th Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and stressed the need for continued vigilance to prevent a return of the disease and in containing other health challenges. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the ...

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Technology adoption leads to increased income for fish farmers in DR Congo

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Fisheries and aquaculture sector constitutes an essential source of economic activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), surpassing livestock, accounting for 12% of agricultural GDP. The industry contributes to 40% of total animal protein intake in the country. Fish harvest from floating cages on Lake Kivu The annual average per capita fish consumption is about 5.9 kg – very ...

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DR Congo reports second positive Ebola case


A second positive case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in the health zone of Butembo, North-Kivu province, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to health authorities. An Ebola patient receiving treatment The response team said the second confirmed case is a 60-year-old farmer, who died on Feb. 10, 2021 with an epidemiological link to the first ...

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WHO announces end of 11th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 announced the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The outbreak took place in communities scattered across dense rain forests as well as ...

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Basketball: D’Tigers draws DR Congo, Mali, Cote d’lvoire

Afro Basketball

Nigeria’s Senior Men Basketball team, D’Tigers, has been drawn in Group A of the FIBA/Afro Basketball 2017 competition, scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia, from September 8 to 16, 2017. According to FIBA Africa, defending champions Nigeria is drawn alongside DR Congo, Mali, and Cote d’lvoire. The official draws for the competition took place in Mauritius at the weekend. Group B ...

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WHO director in Kinshasa, discusses Ebola outbreak response

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 visited Kinshasa, capital of DR Congo, to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The visit follows notification by the DRC Government of an outbreak of Ebola ...

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Zambia, DR Congo strike deal to manage Luapula River


Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) in order to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy, David Mabumba, said the riparian states are discussing the establishment of an authority to manage the Luapula River joint resource. “The Luapula River, which is shared ...

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Court delivers verdict on DR Congo SIFORCO case, Greenpeace kicks


Five policemen and soldiers were on Monday convicted for their role in a vicious attack against community members protesting against an industrial logging company in a Congolese village in 2011. The men were found guilty by a court in Kinshasa and sentenced to between two and three years in prison charges including torture. They were among 60 policemen and military ...

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Fears over DR Congo’s endangered trees

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion’s share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) held in Geneva last week. But trees are endangered too and that is the ...

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