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Democratic Republic of Congo

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, known until 1997 as Zaire, is a country located in Central Africa, with a small length of Atlantic coastline. It is the third largest country in Africa by area.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was formerly, in order, the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo-Léopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zaire (Zaïre in French). Though it is located in the Central African UN subregion, the nation is economically and regionally affiliated with Southern Africa as a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Read More

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Articles About Democratic Republic of Congo

Lyn Gilbert, a leading infectious disease expert who was earlier this month placed in charge of Australia's response to the Ebola virus, speaks during a lecture at Sydney University October 30, 2014. Australia's newly appointed Ebola tsar challe
Singapore Imposes Visa Requirements On Ebola-Stricken West African Nations

By IBTimes AU

Citizens of Ebola-afflicted West African nations need to secure visas before they can enter Singapore. (Nov 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MALI

An advertisement for donations to fight Ebola in Africa is displayed on a bus stop near the apartment building
Ebola Scare For Aussie Man In Thailand

By IBTimes AU

An Australian man in Thailand has been suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus and is currently under the 21-day quarantine period. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: THAILAND, AUSTRALIA

Singapore Merlion
Lonely Planet Lists Top Ten Countries To Visit in 2015

By IBTimes AU

Lonely Planet has released its annual Best In Travel list of 2015. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, MOROCCO, NAMIBIA

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.
Ebola Outbreak To Continue Until Effective Vaccine Surfaces; 120,000 Women To Die of Childbirth

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak will continue and the virus will spread unless a vaccine is developed to stop it, a scientist said. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, NIGERIA

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.
New Zealand Aid Worker Shocked At Auckland Airport's 'Relaxed' Ebola Screening

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand aid worker expected a tight Ebola screening process at Auckland Airport but authorities didn't even take her temperature. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UGANDA, RWANDA

Rangers stand near a decomposing carcass of an elephant in one of the ranches within the Tsavo West wildlife ecosystem in Voi
Human Exploitation Reduces 52% Of Wildlife Population In 40 Years

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

WWF reports a decline in wildlife and the need for conservation. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, INDIA, LONDON

Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West
Condoms Too Small For Uganda Men, Fight Against AIDS Hampered

By IBTimes AU

Uganda men protest for bigger size condoms. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: SUDAN, UGANDA, AIDS, INFECTION

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema
New Ebola Strain in Congo Spark Fears of Outbreak Across Africa; More Flight Cancellations Hamper Aid

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is believed to have come from a new and more dangerous strain. The alarm over Ebola continues with more flight cancellations and border closures. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, SENEGAL, KENYA, INFECTION, UNITED NATIONS

Ebola Virus Outbreak in Africa: Transmission and Symptoms
Ebola Virus Outbreak in Africa: Transmission and Symptoms

By IBTimes AU

The deadly Ebola virus is reportedly spreading in Africa again. The virus has fatality rates of up to 90%. The virus is mostly found in Central and West African regions and the spread is being controlled before it reaches other countries. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, SUDAN, INFECTION

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Levi’s Pushes for No Washing of Jeans to Save Water

By IBTimes AU

With the threat of El Nino looming over different parts of the world, popular jeans maker Levi's wants to contribute its bit to the environment, particularly water conservation efforts, by advocating its jeans need not be washed at all. (May 22)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, UNITED NATIONS