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A health worker looks on as he wears protective gear to mix water and chlorine in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP/Getty Images

The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment t(...)

A nurse vaccinates a child against Ebola in Beni, Congo DRC: the WHO has declared an international health emergency. Photograph: AP Photo/Jerome Delay

A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World H(...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman as part of the ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, DCR. Photograph:  Olivia Acland/Reuters

Ebola’s arrival in eastern Congo’s main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the bord(...)

Health workers dressed in Ebola protective suits place a coffin containing the body of an Ebola patient to a truck at an Ebola treatment centre in the DRC. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the health ministry has said, and aid agencies exp(...)

Michael Ryan of WHO’s health emergencies programme says accessing target communities to administer vaccines and treat patients is being hampered by hostility towards medical staff. Photograph: Martial Trezzini

Congo’s Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country’s east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and fr(...)

A doctor in protective wear attending to a patient in a “bio-secure” plastic cube at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo in December, 2018. Photograph: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi/The New York Times

Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley in their rubber boots, into a forest so thick and so tall that the air around th(...)

Independent National Election Commission (CENI) workers load a truck with voting materials to be distributed to polling stations in Bukavu,  Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP/Getty Images

Polling stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday’s presidential vote, diplomats and an observer mission said, as polli(...)

Protesters set up a barricade in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Thursday after the area was excluded from voting in Sunday’s presidential election. Photograph:  Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to scatter demonstrators who burned tyres and attac(...)