Congolese citizens-in-exile follow DRC election from afar

With less than two weeks to go until presidential elections are held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thousands of Congolese citizens will not be able to cast their vote. Many have fled the country’s conflict and war in the hope of finding refuge in neighbouring countries.

In Gabon, a high security laboratory fights the Ebola virus

In Gabon, a high-security laboratory has quarantined itself from the rest of a medical research centre in an attempt to give it the best chance of fighting deadly diseases, in particular the Ebola virus, which has killed 28 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last six weeks.

DR Congo’s Mbandaka battles Ebola

Doctors have installed a washbasin outside the Church of Christ in Mbandaka, the center of the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

WHO, UNICEF mobilised against Ebola in the DR Congo

The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), expresses concern over the spread of the Ebola virus to a city — a development that typically makes it far tougher to fight a contagious disease — after the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed that a case of Ebola had been recorded in a northwest city. Meanwhile UNICEF remains mobilised in the DRC area where the outbreak originated.

UN urges DR Congo leader to keep promise to step down

UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to abide by an agreement to leave power, after at least eight people died in protests against his rule.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 22, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Anti-government demonstrations grow in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, amateur video appears to show aftermath of Syrian air strikes on village controlled by the Islamic State, U.S. law enforcement agencies are using a radar that can detect if you’re home through the walls, and Crimea’s water shortage has zoo animals parched.

D.R. CONGO
Demonstrations Continue Against Proposed Electoral Law
The powerful Catholic Church has condemned the reform, which the opposition claims would only serve to extend President Joseph Kabila’s rule.

SYRIA
Aftermath of Government Raid on Militant-Controlled Territory
Medics say at least 65 people are dead after an air strike on a cattle market in the northeast village of Khansaa.

U.S.A.
Police Radar Used by 50 Agencies Can ‘See’ Inside Homes
Using radio waves, the Range-R device can detect the slightest of movements. Privacy advocates aren’t pleased.

CRIMEA
Water Shortage Threatens Zoo Animals
Reservoir levels on the peninsula have fallen and have left lions, tigers, and bears are at risk of going thirsty.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 19, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Bangladesh’s navy rescues hundreds of people from human traffickers near Myanmar’s border, Human Rights Watch accuses police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of mass executions and abductions during gang crackdown, Italian police release rare footage showing initiation ceremony of the ‘Ndrangheta criminal organization, and report claims child homelessness has risen to a record high in the U.S.

BANGLADESH
Navy Rescues Hundreds of Trafficking Victims​
More than 600 people from Bangladesh and Myanmar were found aboard a commercial fishing boat.

D.R. CONGO
Police Allegedly Kill Dozens in Anti-Gang Operation
A report released by Human Rights Watch details witness testimony of mass executions and abductions during a crackdown on Kinshasa’s criminal gangs.

ITALY
Mafia Initiation Secretly Filmed in Northern Town
The video shows the swearing-in of mobsters belonging to the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate. Police arrested 40 people in several raids on Tuesday.

U.S.A.
NGO Report Warns Child Homelessness at All-Time High
A comprehensive study conducted by the National Center on Family Homelessness claims one in 30 American children were living on the streets in 2013.

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The Fight Against Ebola (Full Length)

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The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013. From there, it quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases also appeared in Senegal and Nigeria, and there was another outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, Liberia is at the center of the epidemic, with more than 3,000 cases of infection. About half of them have been fatal.

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.

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Managing the Spread of Infection: The Fight Against Ebola (Part 3)

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In Part 3 of The Fight Against Ebola, we return to Redemption Hospital in Monrovia and speak with Mohammed Sankoh, the director of the facility, which started as a holding center for patients but has since turned into a de facto treatment center. We also visit a nearby Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facility and learn about the challenges foreign healthcare workers face as they help manage the crisis.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013. From there, it quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases also appeared in Senegal and Nigeria, and there was another outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, Liberia is at the center of the epidemic, with more than 3,000 cases of infection. About half of them have been fatal. 

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to the Liberian capital of Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak. 

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Watch Part 2: http://bit.ly/Ebola-Part-2

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Uncovering a Mysterious Cholera Outbreak in Haiti: http://bit.ly/1x7C90J

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