End of Ebola in DRC a ‘victory for science’: WHO chief | AFP

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom hails the end of the Ebola crisis in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as a ‘victory for science’ after a vaccine helped stopped the virus spread. SOUNDBITE

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DRC: at least 10 dead and 41 injured in road accident in Kinshasa | AFP

At least 10 people were killed and 41 injured on Sunday in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, when a lorry ploughed into vehicles and pedestrians due to a brake failure, according to an inital police report. IMAGES

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In DRC charcoal is vital for homes but deadly for forests | AFP

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, charcoal is the only source of energy for 80 to 90% of households due to a lack of electricity. From Goma to Kinshasa, its consumption, multiplied by 70 to 80 million inhabitants, is eating into the forest of the Congo Basin, which is vital in the fight against global warming.

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Ebola outbreak in DRC remains emergency of “international concern” : WHO | AFP

The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo remains a “public health emergency of international concern” for three more months, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says at a press conference in Geneva. IMAGES

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UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives in Goma | AFP

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives in Goma, DRC, in a visit for a first-hand assessment of the fightback against Ebola. It is the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history after more than 11,000 people were killed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia between 2014 and 2016. IMAGES

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Children on frontline of fight to stop spread of Ebola | AFP

At the Mpondwe border crossing between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Congolese children are screened every morning for symptoms of Ebola virus that has taken over 1,900 lives in DRC before they can go over to the other side for school. Many Congolese young people attend school across the border where job and education opportunities are greater. A nine-year-old girl of Congolese origin who tested positive for Ebola at the border has recently died.

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DRC: Lake Kivu’s waters essential in the fight against ebola | AFP

The fight against Ebola in Goma, a commercial hub facing severe water shortages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, depends on the generosity of Lake Kivu, which supplies water to health teams.

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DRC and Rwandan health ministers meet to discuss Ebola spread | AFP

Diane Gashumba and Pierre Kangudia, respective health ministers of Rwanda and the DR Congo, meet in the Rwandan border town of Gisenyi to discuss the ongoing Ebola epidemic. IMAGES

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Médecins Sans Frontières carry out Ebola tests in DRC | AFP

Relatives of people undergoing tests after being suspected of carrying the Ebola virus arrive at the Médecins Sans Frontières health centre in Goma. IMAGES

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WHO asks for DRC population to be ‘committed’ in fight against Ebola | AFP

The World Health Organisation deputy director general Ibrahima Socé Fall calls for the population in Goma, to be ‘committed’ in the fight against the epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo. He was speaking before the announcement of a death in a major city and the quarantining of 15 people in a province that had previously escaped the disease.

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Traditional practices in DRC hamper Ebola fightback | AFP

In Goma, eastern DR Congo, health workers are redoubling their efforts following the first death caused by Ebola in this border city. Health authorities face several challenges in this densely populated region, where many pastors believe in the practice of healing through physical touch, which only helps spread the disease.

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Ebola case in DRC’s Goma ‘a warning’: WHO | AFP

A confirmed Ebola case in the key Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma is “a warning” about the dangers of the outbreak, a top UN official says. SOUNDBITE

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Kinshasa: Commuting hell in DR Congo’s capital | AFP

Cities almost everywhere have transport problems — just ask people stuck in traffic jams or overcrowded trains for their opinion. But daily travel in Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), may well have the best claim on World’s Worst Commuter Nightmare.

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Red Cross struggles to contain ebola in DRC | AFP

The Director of Health and social services for Red Cross Uganda says that one of the biggest challenges faced in controlling the spread of Ebola from DRC to Uganda is the porous nature of the border between the two countries.

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DRC: aerial footage of people awaiting Tshisekedi’s body | AFP

Drone footage of Kinshasa as Democratic Republic of Congo awaits the return of the remains of former opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, an emotion-laden moment for the country after his son Felix became president this year. AERIAL IMAGES of supporters waiting outside the airport

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Tshisekedi is sworn in as DRC’s new president

Supporters of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) arrive at the inauguration ceremony of the elected President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi.

African Union meeting in Ethiopia to discuss DRC situation

Continental leaders gather at a meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed election in the DR Congo. The DR Congo election commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner last Thursday. But a different opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, has appealed the result, saying it was an “electoral coup” forged in backroom dealings between Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila.

DRC election results: reactions from Goma

Residents of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern DR Congo, react to the announcement of the provisional results of the presidential election, with opponent Felix Tshisekedi as the winner. The results, announced at four o’clock in the morning from the capital Kinshasa by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), are contested by Lamuka coalition candidate Martin Fayulu.

DRC election: mock vote in Beni with makeshift polling stations

In Beni, a makeshift vote takes place in response to the postponement of the general elections that are occurring elsewhere in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Youth organisation and members of the population set up makeshift polling stations, with no police intervention so far. IMAGES

DRC election: vote ongoing in Kinshasa polling stations

Congolese citizens vote in a polling station in the capital, Kinshasa. Millions of electors are choosing a successor to President Joseph Kabila, who is stepping down after nearly 18 years at the helm. The vote gives DR Congo the chance of its first peaceful transfer of power since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960.