WHO launches Ebola vaccination program in DR Congo

CGTN published this video item, entitled “WHO launches Ebola vaccination program in DR Congo” – below is their description. For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-17/WHO-launches-Ebola-vaccination-program-in-DR-Congo-XXukk66Os0/index.html The World Health Organization (WHO) has started an Ebola vaccination program in Butembo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC’s health ministry declared a new round of Ebola outbreak last week … Read more WHO launches Ebola vaccination program in DR Congo

WHO pledges urgent aid after Guinea health officials warn of new Ebola ‘epidemic’

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “WHO pledges urgent aid after Guinea health officials warn of new Ebola ‘epidemic’” – below is their description. The World Health Organisation pledged emergency assistance to Guinea on Sunday after the country’s health agency said it was seeing a new Ebola “epidemic”, including the first deaths from the … Read more WHO pledges urgent aid after Guinea health officials warn of new Ebola ‘epidemic’

Rising mortality as Africa marks one year of COVID-19

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Rising mortality as Africa marks one year of COVID-19” – below is their description. February 14 marks one year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Africa, so today we will look back over a year of achievements, challenges and learning as Africa responded to the pandemic. … Read more Rising mortality as Africa marks one year of COVID-19

“Temporary hold” on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – WHO Press Conference (8 Feruary 2021)

United Nations published this video item, entitled ““Temporary hold” on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – WHO Press Conference (8 Feruary 2021)” – below is their description. WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus expressed concern following an announcement by South Africa that it was putting a “temporary hold” on the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Speaking at a press … Read more “Temporary hold” on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – WHO Press Conference (8 Feruary 2021)

Congo working to stop new Ebola outbreak in country’s east

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Congo working to stop new Ebola outbreak in country’s east” – below is their description. For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-08/Congo-working-to-stop-new-Ebola-outbreak-in-country-s-east–XIwnb55XQQ/index.html Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed another Ebola outbreak in the country’s east on Sunday, the fourth in less than three years. On February 3, a woman … Read more Congo working to stop new Ebola outbreak in country’s east

DR Congo’s authorities powerless to stop deadly violence in North Kivu

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “DR Congo’s authorities powerless to stop deadly violence in North Kivu” – below is their description. For the past six years, the city of Beni in DR Congo’s North Kivu region has been the scene of almost daily attacks which have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds … Read more DR Congo’s authorities powerless to stop deadly violence in North Kivu

‘DRC marked by political tensions, violence & fragility due to COVID-19’ – Zerrougui (MONUSCO)

Briefing by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Security Council Open VTC. UN Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Leila Zerrougui said the situation in the … Read more ‘DRC marked by political tensions, violence & fragility due to COVID-19’ – Zerrougui (MONUSCO)

Ebola in a war zone

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But the humanitarian response has been mired by conflicts. Nature reporter Amy Maxmen was invited by WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to visit Butembo in North Kivu and see the challenges for herself. This story was supported by … Read more Ebola in a war zone

UN Peacekeepers Attacked in Democratic Republic of Congo

According to the UN mission in the Congo, 50 men armed with assault rifles and other weapons attacked the base of the UN peacekeeping base in Rwindi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at around 22:30 local time on Saturday 23rd October 2010. MONUSCO released a statement saying: At about 22:30 hours, on Saturday … Read more UN Peacekeepers Attacked in Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo: Mass Rape in North Kivu

The UN Secretary-General, Ban-Ki Moon, has dispatched an assistant to the Democratic Republic of Congo after reports of mass rape in North Kivu. Special Representative Roger Meece and Assistant Secretary-General in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Atul Khare, are both looking into allegations that as many as 154 civilians had been raped in … Read more Democratic Republic of Congo: Mass Rape in North Kivu