• Seattle November 9, 2021 7:42 am

    2 From Congo Arrested Outside Seattle in Alleged Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn Trade

    They allegedly had the elephant ivory and rhino horn cut into smaller pieces and painted black, and then mixed with a black wood to hide it.

  • Congo May 24, 2021 2:22 am

    Volcanic Eruption, Ensuing Chaos Kill at Least 15 in Congo

    Officials and survivors say a volcanic eruption in Congo and the ensuing chaos have killed at least 15 people and destroyed more than 500 homes

  • Congo May 22, 2021 9:29 pm

    Volcano Erupts Near Congolese City of Goma; Residents Flee

    Authorities in Congo say Mount Nyiragongo has erupted for the first time in nearly two decades

  • Ashley Judd February 12, 2021 10:51 pm

    Ashley Judd Is Hospitalized After Suffering ‘Massive Catastrophic' Leg Injury

    Ashley Judd “shattered” her leg in four places while in the Congo, she revealed during an Instagram Live with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof.

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection December 27, 2019 4:22 am

    Congolese Woman, 41, Dies After Entering US Border Custody

    A 41-year-old Congolese asylum seeker died Wednesday in U.S. government custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

    CBP says the woman, who the agency did not identify, had arrived at an official port of entry in Laredo, Texas, early Tuesday afternoon.

  • Afghanistan November 25, 2019 8:45 pm

    More Polio Cases Now Caused by Vaccine Than by Wild Virus

    Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild. In a report late last week, the World Health Organization and partners noted nine new polio cases caused by the vaccine in Nigeria, Congo, Central...

  • King October 29, 2019 4:51 am

    How Do You Save Endangered Gorillas? With Lots of Human Help

    Alarmed by rising rates of poaching and deforestation in central Africa, famed American primatologist Dian Fossey, once predicted mountain gorillas could go extinct by 2000. Instead, a concerted and sustained conservation campaign has averted the worst and given a second chance to these great apes, which share about 98% of human DNA. Last fall, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation...

  • Donald Trump October 13, 2019 11:46 pm

    Hundreds of Migrants Corralled at Detention Center in Mexico

    Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States. The group set out before sunrise Saturday from the town of Tapachula, where many had been marooned for months...

  • epidemics October 10, 2019 8:21 pm

    Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

    An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Bono of the rock band U2 “committed to raise at least a further $100 million...

  • Associated Press September 22, 2019 4:39 pm

    UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

    The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency. The statement Saturday says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” is refusing to share the results of its investigations...

  • Donald Trump September 7, 2019 12:19 am

    Mexico Declares Success Slowing Migrant Flow as US Border Crossings Decline

    Mexico says the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen by 56 percent since an agreement with U.S. officials three months ago to reduce the flow. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard declared the measures a success Friday. He also said the deployment of the National Guard has generated few complaints about human rights violations.

  • The Associated Press August 12, 2019 7:24 pm

    Early Study Results Suggest 2 Ebola Treatments Saving Lives

    Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an early halt to a major study on the drugs and a decision to prioritize their use in the African country, where a yearlong outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people. The early results mark “some...

  • Atlanta August 3, 2019 12:20 am

    Former Ebola Patients Calls Attention to Current Outbreak

    As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history rages in Congo, a doctor who survived the deadly disease five years ago worries that people aren’t paying enough attention. “We need the United States government and the international community to step up in a bigger way to come to the assistance of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo to...

  • Brazilian Real August 1, 2019 12:18 am

    2nd Person Dies From Ebola in Congo's City of Goma

    A second person died Wednesday of Ebola in Congo’s major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country’s borders as the outbreak enters a second year. The man may never have known he had Ebola and was contagious for days before the illness was confirmed, officials said — alarming some in the city of...

  • The Associated Press July 20, 2019 11:09 am

    War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

    With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts. The World Health Organization on Wednesday made the emergency declaration for the year-old outbreak, a...

  • Associated Press July 18, 2019 12:34 am

    Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

    The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, which other experts say has...

  • food July 16, 2019 9:18 pm

    African Man Escaped a Massacre, But Death Followed

    When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered. Death remained close as his family undertook a grueling journey starting in South America and extending through eight countries to safety in the United States. They slept along roads or in the jungle....

  • The Associated Press June 18, 2019 3:48 pm

    Porous Border Could Hinder Efforts to Stem Spread of Ebola

    Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus, and hindering efforts to control the current outbreak in eastern Congo, which has killed more than 1,400 people. The busy...

  • Administrator June 15, 2019 7:44 pm

    Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

    The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several hours couldn’t find a vehicle to take away the body. “We...

  • The Associated Press June 15, 2019 7:44 pm

    Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

    The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several hours couldn’t find a vehicle to take away the body. “We...

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