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How Africa’s Porous Borders Make it Difficult to Contain Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts – such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours – th...

Joburg Post·6 months ago

300,000 Forced to Flee Their Homes in the DRC.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past two weeks, escaping a wave of resurgent inter-ethnic violence that killed more than 160 people,...

Neo Sithole·6 months ago

Kenya Responded Fast to Ebola Scare, but Cross-Border Risk Remains High

The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded. Uganda, which shares a long and porous border with DRC...

Joburg Post·6 months ago

When the Church Takes On the State: Eritrea Joins DRC, Burundi

The ongoing standoff between the Eritrean Catholic Church and the government becomes the latest conflict between church and state on the African continent- Pull Quote. The church has condemned this month’s seizure and closure of its ...

Daniel Mumbere·6 months ago

Luano Railway Project Gets Tshisekedi Thumbs-Up

The ongoing Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) may have already paid off for one of the exhibitors. The Luano Railway Project got the presidential thumbs-up from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi, who was the gue...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Ebola Case Confirmed at South Sudan Border

Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) border with South Sudan, a country with a healthcare system weakened by years of civil war, making it vulnerable to the potential spread o...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Context Matters in Fighting Ebola: Lessons From West Africa for the DRC

There seems to be no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak that has swept through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. By 19 June, nearly 1500 peoplehad died. Uganda is on high alert after three positive cases, two ...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

How the DRC’s Ebola Crisis Has Led to Children Dying from Measles

Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases – measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been d...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Rwanda on High Alert after Confirmed Spread of Ebola in Eastern DRC

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed on Sunday that the Ebola virus had spread to the Eastern city of Goma. This is the first case in the lakeside city of 1 million people, which is more than 350 km (220 miles) south o...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Why Declaring Ebola a Public Health Emergency Isn’t a Silver Bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agreed i...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Why the Ntaganda judgment Shows That the ICC has Found its Footing

In early July the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda of war crimes, torture, and sexual slavery. Nicknamed “Terminator”, the 46-year-old is the first person to be convicted of sexual slavery by ...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Congo's Liputa Fashion : Fashion in Brazzaville

The mix of bold, bright, brilliant and elegant colours that define the stunning prints and fabrics used in creating Congolese fashion are as surreal as a dream. They caught the Western tune, but with their vibrant hues and striking print...

Usifo Mike-Alvin ·4 months ago

Meet Tchiana Tchicou-Pembey, the Congolese Designer Paying Homage to Africa

The Republic of Congo is a land of fashion enthusiasts – a fact that’s undeniable, seeing as the country is home to the sapeurs, one of Africa’s most dynamic fashion movements. Amid this creative landscape, one talented designer is takin...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC’s Ebola response. How he can make a difference

JBThe most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There’s been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use of ...

Mosoka Fallah·4 months ago

Hospital Ebola Spread Confirmed in South Kivu, DRC

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today the third case of Ebola identified in South Kivu province was in a patient who contracted the virus at a health center where other Ebola patients had been treated. The details on the nosocom...

Stephanie Soucheray·4 months ago

Chéri Samba | The Art Of Telling The Truth

Chéri Samba is one of the most famous African artists. His notoriety both in the West and in Africa exploded between the 70s and 80s, and is strictly linked to his ability to mix a bit of humor with a handful of paradox and deliver truth...

Joburg Post·4 months ago