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DR Congo: The country that knows how to beat Ebola

World Health Organization - December 11, 2014

WHO health workers getting ready to treat Ebola patients this year in Kibali, Equateur Province“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.”
DR Congo Drawn With Zambia, Cape Verde, Tunisia for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Congo News Agency - December 3, 2014

Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Equatorial Guinea GroupsThe 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.
ICC Confirms 14-Year Sentence Against Thomas Lubanga

ICC - December 1, 2014

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC on 12.1.2014The 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.
DR Congo Qualify for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Cafonline.com - November 20, 2014

DR Congo LeopardsThe 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.
ICC Case Against Bemba Wrapping Up as Another Opens

VOA News - November 12, 2014

Jean-Pierre BembaThe 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.
Setif Crowned African Champions for the Second Time

Cafonline.com - November 1, 2014

ES Setif celebrated their win against AS VitaA one-all draw in the second leg was all Algerian side ES Setif needed to claim the 2014 Orange CFA Champions League title. Setif were held to 1-1 draw by DR Congo outfit AS Vita in the decisive encounter held at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida, near Algiers, but went on to annex the title on away goals after a 3-3 tie.
All Square in First Leg of Champions League Final: AS Vita 2-2 ES Setif

Cafonline.com - October 27, 2014

AS Vita Club play against Entente Setif in Kinshasa on 10.26.2014Algerian side Entente Setif secured a precious draw away at a packed Tata Raphael Stadium in Kinshasa where the home side had to come from behind two times to keep alive their interest in the 50th edition of the Orange Champions League.
Denis Mukwege Wins Sakharov Prize 2014

European Parliament - October 21, 2014

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1998, when a war took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where today he still treats victims of sexual violence who have sustained serious injuries.
Violence in North Kivu Kills 21, Mostly Women, Children

VOA News - October 18, 2014

DRC map, North Kivu provinceOfficials said they suspected Ugandan rebels have killed at least 21 people in DRC's North Kivu province. The French news agency, AFP, reported Saturday most of the victims of the overnight attack were women and children who were hacked and clubbed to death. The assault happened 45 kilometers from the village of Beni where 26 people were killed earlier in the week.
Setif Shock Mazembe Into Champions League Final

Cafonline.com - September 28, 2014

ES Setif play against TP MazembeAlgerian side ES Setif reached the final of the 2014 Orange CAF Champions League despite a 3-2 loss to TP Mazembe on Sunday in Lubumbashi. The ‘Black Eagles’ advanced on the away goal rule after a 4-4 tie, becoming the first Algerian side to reach the final of the premier continental club championship since 1990.







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