“In DRC there was long experience with Ebola – this was the seventh outbreak of the disease here. The country had the knowledge and the people needed to stop an outbreak – plus strong technical assistance and support from WHO,” says Dr Joseph Waogodo Cabore, WHO Representative to DRC. “It is an impressive achievement, considering that overall, the country’s health system has serious weaknesses.”
The draw for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea was made on Wednesday night. DR Congo's Leopards will face Zambia, Tunisia and Cape Verde in Group B.
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered, in open session, its judgments on Mr Lubanga's appeal against the verdict issued by ICC Trial Chamber I, that Mr Lubanga was guilty of the enlistment, conscription and use in hostilities of children under the age of fifteen.
The Leopards of DR Congo claimed the final spot in the qualifiers for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015. The Congolese went through as the best third place team from all the seven groups. The 1968 and 1974 champions sealed their place after Egypt were beaten 2-1 by North African rivals, Tunisia in the Group G clash in Monastir.
The four-year-long trial of former Congolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba is finally wrapping up in The Hague. But the story is not over. ICC judges want another trial, this time targeting both Bemba and his legal team for allegedly tampering with justice.