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Belgium, Congo normalize diplomatic relations during visit

Sep. 17, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials from Belgium and Congo have signed agreements aimed at normalizing relations between the former European colonial power and the Africa nation during an official visit of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi to Belgium. Belgium's foreign affairs ministry said officials met Tuesday...

Congo police detain ex-health minister in Ebola funds probe

Sep. 14, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation. Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga was taken...

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Congo

Aug. 16, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry. The movement of the potentially deadly disease to a new province highlights the difficulties that health workers...

1-year-old daughter, wife of Congo's Goma victim have Ebola

Aug. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The wife and 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in Goma this week have tested positive for the disease, health officials confirmed Thursday, the first transmission of the virus inside the densely populated crossroads city on the border with Rwanda, a scenario that...

The Latest: Wife of Ebola victim in Goma has the virus

Aug. 1, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's Ebola outbreak (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The wife of the man who died of Ebola in Congo's city of Goma this week has tested positive for the virus, hours after their 1-year-old daughter was confirmed to have the disease. The Ebola coordinator for North Kivu...

Congo's health ministry says the 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola this week in Goma has the disease.

Aug. 1, 2019 6:31 AM EDT
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says the 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola this week in Goma has the disease.

Congo's health minister quits over Ebola response changes

Jul. 22, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga resigned from his post Monday to protest the president's decision to take over management of the response to the Ebola outbreak.  "Following the president's decision to manage the Ebola epidemic at his level, I handed in my resignation as...