43 illegal miners dead in Congo copper mine collapse

The death toll from a mine collapse in south-east Congo has risen to 43, authorities said on Friday. “The toll has grown to 43,” Richard Muyej, governor of Lualaba province, where the accident took place, told dpa. On Thursday authorities had recovered 36 bodies after the accident at the Kamoto Copper Company mine. The miners […]

The deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has surpassed 1,000 cases.

More than a thousand people have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in an outbreak that has claimed hundreds of lives and flummoxed public health officials. The Congolese health ministry said Sunday the virus has killed at least 629 people and infected 1,009 […]