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A motocycle drives past the entrance of the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018

Families Steal Ebola Patients from Hospital in DR Congo

International public health authorities confirmed 52 cases and 22 deaths in the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo this week, where locals’ fear that medical professionals are intentionally spreading the disease has triggered at least two cases of families stealing patients out of hospitals.

A nurse working with the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign. - The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose …

Nigeria Ramps Up Security as Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Grows

Nigerian public health facilities and airport security leaders began increasing security measures and preparing medical staff for the potential spread of Ebola to the country as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its 27th death from the virus over the weekend, a nurse attending to victims.

Ebola graveyard

At Least 19 Dead in Latest Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has documented 19 deaths and 39 potential or confirmed cases of Ebola beginning on April 4, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which deployed extensive medical assets to the country this week in the hope of preventing a devastating outbreak on the scale of the one that ravaged West Africa in 2014.

Pope Francis (R) talks with Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila during a private audience in the pontiff's studio, at the Vatican, on September 26, 2016. / AFP / POOL / ANDREW MEDICHINI (Photo credit should read ANDREW MEDICHINI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Stern Pope Francis Receives Congo’s President Kabila

As violence continues unabated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis met with President Joseph Kabila Monday, sending what observers describe as unspoken yet clear messages of disapproval for the leader’s handling of internal problems.

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British Aid ‘Making Foreign Police Even More Corrupt’

Britain has wasted a fortune on funding schemes for foreign police forces that have increased crime, corruption and political repression. Over the past four years, Diana Good, who was appointed to scrutinise Britain’s foreign aid funding, found numerous examples of