Tuesday, February 27

Congo

At Least 10 Dead and 20 Missing in Congo Rebel Attack
Congo, News

At Least 10 Dead and 20 Missing in Congo Rebel Attack

At least ten are dead, and twenty are missing. That is the hard balance after an attack in the province of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Local officials report that Tuesday evening's attack is attributed to rebel group ADF, the Central African branch of the Islamic State terrorist group. The attack took place in the centre of the village of Vido. About 25 houses have been set on fire. It sounds that the Congolese and Ugandan soldiers who were present in the area were said to have arrived "late" on the spot. Eleven bodies have been found, according to a local official. Most of them were stabbed to death. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), proposed by the Islamic State terrorist group as its branch in Central Africa, has been accused of killing civ...
Congo Announces Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever
Africa, Congo, News

Congo Announces Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever

In Eastern Congo, the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the country's history has officially come to an end.   This was reported by a coordinator of the "Ebola response team". 2,280 people have been killed by the disease, which has raged in the region for nearly two years. But the country faces other massive health challenges, including a recent Ebola outbreak in the north. The fight against Ebola in the east of the country was complicated by widespread suspicion of aid workers and the new vaccine. For example, treatment centres for Ebola were attacked and burned to the ground. The insecurity of the region also made the fight against the disease more difficult. In Eastern Congo, rebel groups are constantly attacking villages, killing, looting and raping. Initially, the World H...