Latest Democratic Republic of the Congo News

UN warns over 27 million Congolese suffer from acute hunger

Apr. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two U.N. agencies warned Tuesday that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record high representing almost one-third of the conflict-wracked African nation’s estimated population of 87 million. The Food and...

Egypt, Sudan say no progress in talks over Ethiopia's dam

Apr. 06, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to make progress in the latest round of African Union-led talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on big dam amid tensions

Apr. 03, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary. The three-day talks are taking place in Kinshasa, the...

Baylor bigs: Flo, `Everyday Jon' help make Bear guards great

Mar. 31, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Flo Thamba, the high-energy athletic bigs who do so much inside helping guard-oriented Baylor, first met at a Basketball Without Borders camp in Johannesburg, South Africa. That was about five years ago and far from the NCAA Final Four. It...

Man's Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

Mar. 31, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence that the deadly virus can lurk in the body long after symptoms end, and that survivors need monitoring...

23 people in Washington being monitored for Ebola

Mar. 25, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials in Washington state are monitoring 23 people for Ebola who recently traveled from the West African countries of Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Department of Health said Thursday in a news release that...

State: 4 people being monitored for Ebola virus in Oregon

Mar. 25, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State health officials say four people are being monitored for the Ebola virus in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority says officials are monitoring four people who recently visited Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, KOIN-TV reported. ...

Utah advocates prepare for potential rise in refugees in US

Mar. 22, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Refugee advocates in Utah have started to prepare for a rise in the number of people resettled from foreign countries in the state as the Biden administration implements new immigration policies. Asha Parekh, director of the Utah Department of...

Jill Biden helps honor women from 15 countries for courage

Mar. 08, 2021 12:30 PM EST

First lady Jill Biden says nearly two dozen women the State Department honored for their courage made an “intentional decision” to persist and demand justice despite their fear. The 21 women recognized Monday with the department's International Women of Courage Award...

COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Mar. 02, 2021 00:47 AM EST

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out and suffered a fracture. The second was beaten into a coma. Following the assaults, nurses at Federal Medical Centre in the Southwestern city of Owo stopped...