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Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

Dec. 5, 2019 9:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. The public-private partnership includes the World...

Rebel attacks in eastern Congo kill several Ebola responders

Nov. 28, 2019 11:39 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what has been called a war zone. “We are heartbroken that our worst fears have been...

World Health Organization says attacks by armed groups in eastern Congo kill Ebola outbreak responders

Nov. 28, 2019 1:40 AM EST
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World Health Organization says attacks by armed groups in eastern Congo kill Ebola outbreak responders.

New rebel attack in Congo kills 19 people

Nov. 27, 2019 1:36 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Nineteen people have died in the latest rebel attack near the city of Beni, where outraged residents this week stormed a United Nations base to demand protection, the U.N. said Wednesday. The attack in Oicha, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Beni, took place overnight, Beni territory...

Ebola responders on ‘lockdown’ after Congo city’s unrest

Nov. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Ebola responders are on lockdown in the eastern Congo city of Beni after angry residents attacked a United Nations base to protest repeated rebel assaults, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. At least four protesters were killed, a local official said. Every day that health...

Congo residents burn town hall after latest rebel attack

Nov. 25, 2019 4:24 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Angry residents of the eastern Congo city of Beni burned the town hall and stormed the United Nations peacekeeping mission Monday after rebels killed eight people and kidnapped nine overnight in their latest assault. Gunfire could be heard as police and peacekeepers tried to disperse...

UN: Spike in violence may jeopardize ending Ebola in Congo

Nov. 22, 2019 7:12 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday noted “a very dangerous and alarming development” in efforts to end the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, warning that the eruption of violence may re-ignite the epidemic. Dr. Mike Ryan, who directs the U.N. health agency’s Ebola...

Rebels kill 8 in eastern Congo as residents protest violence

Nov. 20, 2019 10:44 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo’s army says rebels have killed at least eight people and kidnapped about a dozen others in an attack in the eastern city of Beni. Residents angered by the ongoing violence have attacked trucks belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping mission and barricaded roads. Army...

Congo’s president hopes Ebola outbreak will end this year

Nov. 15, 2019 8:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi says he’s hopeful the Ebola outbreak in his country will end in the coming weeks. Tshisekedi said Friday a few cases of the deadly contagious disease remain in the eastern province of Ituri but “we think we can end it completely by the end of...

Congolese journalist helping with Ebola crisis slain

Nov. 4, 2019 7:45 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities in eastern Congo say a journalist who was working to spread awareness about the Ebola crisis has been killed. Papy Mahamba Mumbere, who worked at a radio station in Congo's Ituri province, also had been serving as a community health worker in the village of Lwemba. The attack...