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DR Congo: Death toll from Ebola outbreak hits over 2,000

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the country’s year-long Ebola outbreak has led to the death of at least 2,000. According to government data published on Friday, the number of confirmed and probable cases has also hit a milestone of more than 3,000. The government data showed Ebola deaths reaching 2,006 and cases at 3,004. The current Ebola outbreak is the second-worst in history. In the DR Congo the current outbreak is the 10th Ebola to be recorded. The worst epidemic was recorded between 2013-2016 in West Africa.…

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Explosions at Congo Weapons Depot Kill Scores

DAKAR, Senegal — A series of explosions at a weapons depot in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, killed scores of people on Sunday, according to Congolese Web sites and news agency dispatches. A man was treated at a hospital on Sunday after multiple explosions occurred at a munitions depot in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Witness described collapsed houses and panic in the streets. The Web site Les Dépêches de Brazzaville spoke of 150 dead, said houses had “collapsed” in the neighborhood and reported that “panic” had taken…

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