Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

NBA and Youtube Partner to Launch Live Games on League’s First Channel Dedicated to Fans in Sub-Saharan Africa

New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com) and YouTube (https://www.YouTube.com) today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals and The…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN Humanitarian Chief and UNICEF Executive Director to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo 17-21 March 2019

Nearly 13 million Congolese are facing food insecurity in 2019, including over 4 million malnourished children

WHO: Henrietta F. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator WHAT: Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo WHEN: 17-20 March for USG Lowcock and 17-21 for ED Fore WHERE: Kinshasa and Ituri and North Kivu provinces UNICEF’s Executive Director Henrietta F.…

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    • Table 1: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases, and number of health areas affected, by health zone, North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, data as of 12 March 2019
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The greatest concern centres on the neighbouring urban areas of Katwa and Butembo, which continue to contribute about three-quarters of recent cases

The public health response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak continues to make gains. During the last 21 days (20 February – 12 March 2019), no new cases have been detected in 10 of the 20 health zones that have been affected during the outbreak (Figure 1). There has…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Congolese journalist jailed for one year for insulting governor

Iwewe, a reporter at the privately owned broadcaster Radio Television Sarah, was convicted on March 1 in the Mbandaka criminal court

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe's appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Iwewe, a reporter at the privately owned broadcaster Radio Television Sarah, was convicted on March 1 in the…

Source: Amnesty International |

DRC: Release of prisoners of conscience first step towards restoring human rights

President Tshisekedi’s decision to pardon prisoners of conscience and other people arbitrarily detained is to be applauded as a crucial first step towards restoration of human rights in the country

Following last night’s presidential pardon of about 700 people, including many detained solely for expressing their political views or participating in peaceful protests over the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Sarah Jackson said: “President…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN report details horrors of western DRC violence, urges action to prosecute those responsible and prevent further bloodshed

The investigation team was able to verify that at least 535 men, women and children were killed and 111 others injured in Yumbi town, Bongende village and Nkolo II village

A special investigative mission to Yumbi territory in Mai-Ndombe province, in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, found that horrific intercommunal attacks carried out between 16 and 18 December 2018 at four locations were planned and executed with the support of customary chiefs and may amount to crimes…

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Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

UK aid project helps cut violence against women by more than half in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) project was part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Initiative

A project working to challenge the social acceptance of violence against women and girls in the DRC saw women’s experience of domestic violence fall from 69% to 29% after two years of intervention. UK aid-backed research programme ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ studies effective ways to reduce rates of violence…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN report details horrors of western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) violence, urges action to prosecute those responsible and prevent further bloodshed

The investigation team was able to verify that at least 535 men, women and children were killed and 111 others injured in Yumbi town, Bongende village and Nkolo II village

A special investigative mission to Yumbi territory in Mai-Ndombe province, in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, found that horrific intercommunal attacks carried out between 16 and 18 December 2018 at four locations were planned and executed with the support of customary chiefs and may amount to crimes…

The World Bank Group
Source: The World Bank Group |

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…