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Travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Episode 433

subscribe: rss feed | iTunes | stitcher | Live365 Hear about travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chris and Sasha Rosencranz about their […] The post Travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Episode 433 appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.

Unidentified fever 'kills 13' in DR Congo in 10 days

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

A fever of unidentified origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, the health minister said. "All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," Dr Felix Kabange Numbi said late Thursday. Show More Summary

World Briefing: Congo: Illness Kills at Least 70 People

yesterdayHealth : NYT: Health

At least 70 people have died in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DR Congo in 10 days: official

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Kinshasa (AFP) - A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, a health ministry official said.

War, Peace, and the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has struggled through years of war, which have claimed more than five million lives and littered the country with landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).

Fears Ebola has spread to another African country

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Polio Vaccines May Not Always Work

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The standard polio vaccine may not always work, as vaccinations didn't prevent polio in people in the Republic of the Congo during an outbreak there in 2010, a new study shows. The reason the vaccine didn't always work during the outbreak was that the virus had mutated, the researchers said. Show More Summary

Deadly 2010 polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

An unusually deadly outbreak of polio in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Congo was linked Monday to a mutated form of the virus which common vaccines may not prevent. The outbreak of polio infected 445 people and killed 47 percent of them, a rate much higher than a six percent death rate seen during an outbreak in Tajikistan the same year. Show More Summary

3,000 victims of sexual violence in two DRC provinces

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A medical group working in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo reported Monday that there were nearly 3,000 victims of sexual violence in the region during the first half of this year. Heal Africa, which works with victims,...Show More Summary

Ex-rebels accuse DR Congo army of executing PoWs

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Former rebels beaten last November by government and UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday accused the army of executing 10 prisoners of war. "We are completely distressed, stunned, frustrated" to learn of "the summary execution of the prisoners of war by the DRC's military intelligence service in Kinshasa... Show More Summary

DR Congo opposition figure Tshisekedi medevaced to Belgium

Etienne Tshisekedi, an 81-year-old prominent opposition politician in the Democratic Republic of Congo, left Kinshasa for Brussels early Saturday on a specially-arranged medical flight, an AFP journalist witnessed. Tshisekedi, who had...Show More Summary

Monument to African dictator Laurent Kabila in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Towering in the middle of a traffic circle in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a roughly twenty five foot tall statue of a bald headed, dour looking, Laurent Kabila, the former despotic leader of the DRCongo. With his finger...Show More Summary

DR Congo launches new national airline

The Democratic Republic of Congo has created a new national airline as part of a push to clean up its poor air safety record, a government source said Friday. Shareholders, including the Congolese state and several state companies, hope to launch Congo Airways by the end of the year, the official from the Ministry of Transport told AFP. Show More Summary

Activists urge DR Congo to do more to stop illegal logging

The Democratic Republic of Congo takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business. In the Congo river port of theShow More Summary

Blog: As elections approach, fear of more attacks on Congolese press

Map sources: Congolese organizations, news reports, and CPJ research. Not all data has been independently verified by CPJ. Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a government official announced recently he would support a change in the constitution to allow President Joseph Kabila, who has...

US Police Idly Watch as Congo President’s Security Force Beats Protesters on American Streets

Despite the protests of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joesph Kabila’s presidency taking place on American soil, President Kabila’s security forces saw fit to brutalize the protesters – beating them right in front of American law enforcement. Show More Summary

The West African Food Staple That Isn’t Helping the Ebola Crisis

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Smoked monkey is sold at a local market in Sept. 2013 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Africa. Shutterstock Where food is scarce, creative measures are taken for the sake of survival, and that’s why bush meat—which can consist of anything...Show More Summary

Condola Rashad, Broadway’s Most Recent Juliet, Signs With ICM Partners

EXCLUSIVE: Rashad made a sensational debut off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club playing a young girl in a brothel in Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined, set in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic Of Congo. She’s...Show More Summary

US Senate Passes Resolution to Bring 1,000 Congolese Childen Home to Adoptive Families

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution calling on the Democratic Republic of Congo not to block any longer the 1,000 Congolese children who have been adopted, or are in the process of being adopted, from uniting with their adoptive families in the United States. The Congolese government stopped processing adoption cases last September.

Friday Morning Splash

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Luncheon with Dennis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m. — Inside Media: John W. Dean and the 40th Anniversary of the Nixon Resignation at the Newseum, Saturday...Show More Summary

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