Democratic Republic of the Congo

How coronavirus threatens animals

March 27, 2020

Humans are not the only species that is threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Animals are also endangered by both the disease and the way people respond to it. The problem of bear bile China’s National Health Commission is recommending the use of bear bile for treatment of COVID-19, and conservationists are concerned. One of the […]

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At the Congo-Angola border, a migrant crisis deepens

November 8, 2018

Angola’s violent expulsion of 200,000 Congolese nationals is raising tensions in a border region fraught with ethnic conflict. Over the past month, Angola has forced Congolese living in its territory to cross the border back into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai and Kasai Central provinces. Kasai was the site of a brutal conflict in 2016–2017 […]

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Ebola response: More than medicine

September 4, 2018

Ebola has returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a web of social issues are complicating the medical response.  According to health officials, 75 people have died and there are now 112 suspected Ebola cases in the nation’s eastern regions. Schools are particularly concerned about how to proceed, and UNICEF is scaling up their […]

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