Africa

Seven new suspected Ebola cases reported in DRC

So far, there have been 57 cases of infection reported since the outbreak was declared on May 8 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Africa

How West Africa's Ebola outbreak shapes response in DRC

Medics and officials say swift action, awareness campaigns and central leadership key lessons in dealing with disease.

How West Africa's Ebola outbreak shapes response in DRC

Opinion

Why we should be cautious about the 'game-changer' Ebola vaccine

Despite being widely celebrated, the Ebola vaccine might not prove as effective as it is advertised to be.

Adia Benton

by Adia Benton

Adia Benton

Africa

DR Congo: Ebola vaccinations under way to contain deadly outbreak

The current outbreak was declared nearly three weeks ago, but the alarm was raised last week when the first case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a busy transport hub by the River Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fifty dead after boat capsizes in DRC river

Search and rescue missions under way as authorities look for survivors after boat capsizes in Mombovo River.

Fifty dead after boat capsizes in DRC river

Health

Ebola in the DRC: All you need to know

Key questions answered as another Ebola outbreak raises concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola in the DRC: Everything you need to know

Brazil

Fleeing war in DR Congo to find 'war' in Brazil's favelas

Hundreds of Congolese refugees seeking asylum in Rio de Janeiro face the violent reality of life in the city's favelas.

Fleeing war in DR Congo to find 'war' in Brazil's favelas

Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO: DRC Ebola crisis on 'knife's edge' as cases rise

Efforts under way in Democratic Republic of Congo in bid to prevent Ebola outbreak spreading across borders.

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak on a 'knife's edge' as urban cases rise

Health

DRC: Two Ebola patients who escaped quarantine die

The third has been found alive and placed under observation, the medical charity says.

Three Ebola patients escape quarantine in DRC, two later die: MSF

Africa

DR Congo fights to curb Ebola outbreak with vaccinations

Medical staff from Doctors Without Borders are helping administer patients with vaccinations.

Africa

Experimental Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo after outbreak

Health workers hope it will prevent disease from spreading after 27 killed since last month.

Africa

Ebola vaccine to be distributed in DR Congo

Health staff working in the epicentre of the current outbreak are first to receive the immunisation, DRC officials say.

Africa

Ebola in DRC: Aid workers racing to spread awareness

Thousands of people live and work on the Congo river, which runs through several countries and raises the risk of the Ebola infection spreading. Aid workers are trying to educate people about simple steps they can take to protect themselves.

Africa

WHO rolls out experimental Ebola vaccine in DRC

This new vaccine, not yet officially licensed for human use, is being deployed to help try to stop an outbreak of the deadly virus.

Interactive

All you need to know about Ebola virus disease

A recent outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised concerns of another epidemic.

All you need to know about Ebola virus disease