A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international c(...)

A family member reacts during the burial of a victim of the Ebola virus  in Butembo,  Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Cléophas Kasereka Vyavuwa (41) is used to putting on protective gear now. He carefully dresses in boots, gloves, a body suit, a face mask and a head c(...)

The world has to find a way to distribute a fairer share of wealth arising from mining activities, according to Edmund Nickless of the International Union of Geological Sciences. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The world has to find a way to distribute a fairer share of wealth arising from mining activities, according to Edmund Nickless of the International U(...)

Congolese victims of ethnic violence rest inside a ward at the general hospital in Bunia, Ituri province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, after violence broke out between the Hema and Le(...)

A female volunteer sits with her baby at a educational meeting about Ebola in Goma, eastern DRC. The meeting is part of a community outreach initiative aimed at preparing in case the outbreak spreads to the city. Photograph: Sally Hayden

At the back of North Kivu Provincial Hospital in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a young man in a tank top ducks out of a(...)

Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

A Red Cross team responds to an alert from family members who lost a loved one suspected of having died of Ebola, in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on June 2nd. Photograph: Maria Santto/EPA

Aid agencies are expected to confirm this week that more than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since(...)

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(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel. The so-called ‘métis’ children, the product of relationships between settlers and local women, were forcibly taken to Belgium between 1959 and 1962. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Belgium’s prime minister, Charles Michel, is to apologise on behalf of the state for the kidnapping of mixed-race children torn from their Congolese m(...)

 Italian senator Roberto Calderoli said his comments were just ‘playful banter’. File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

A senator from Italy’s far-right League has been given an 18-month prison sentence for likening the country’s first black minister to an “orangutan”. (...)

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