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DR CONGO : Ex-warlord ‘can’t run for president’

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba cannot run to be the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country’s electoral commission said. Mr Bemba was one of six would-be candidates deemed ineligible following hours of deliberation. The ex-rebel leader had a war crimes conviction

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the risk of Ebola spreading from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A panel will decide on Friday whether to declare a “public health emergency of international concern”, which would trigger a larger response. At least 44 people are believed to have been […]
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