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An Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and containment efforts are being hampered by armed attacks

An Ebola outbreak in DRC has now killed over 1,000 people. The executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme said in a press conference on Friday that the organisation expects, “a scenario of continued intense transmission.” Containment of the virus has been hampered by armed attacks on treatment centres. […]
An Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and containment efforts are being hampered by armed attacks
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Shares in a tiny Australian miner just jumped more than 70%

Shares in AVZ Minerals surged after the junior Australian miner announced the acquisition of a lithium deposit in Africa. A short time ago, they were up 73% to $0.033. The company is buying a 60% interest in the 188 square kilmetre Manono Project, said to be one of the world’s […]
Shares in a tiny Australian miner just jumped more than 70%
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32 People Were Killed When A Plane Crashed Into A Bar In The Congo

[credit provider=”Guy Gervais/AFP/File “] A Congolese city morgue official on Sunday updated the death toll from a cargo plane crash two days ago to 32, as the search continued for more bodies in the wreckage at Brazzaville airport.So far emergency workers had removed 32 bodies from the scene, 15 of […]
32 People Were Killed When A Plane Crashed Into A Bar In The Congo
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Chimps Are Reportedly Killing People In The Congo

[credit provider=”Flickr/AfrikaForce” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/afrikaforce/5187404205/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Several reports of chimpanzees attacking humans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been surfacing in recent months and years, New Scientist reports.The attacks have taken the life of at least one child, though local media reports state that as many of 10 people have been […]
Chimps Are Reportedly Killing People In The Congo
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The Late Horst Faas Risked Everything To Get These Gritty Wartime Shots

[credit provider=”AP”] Horst Faas, legendary photojournalist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and senior photo editor at The Associated Press, died in Munich on Thursday, his daughter told the AP. Faas was 79.Faas, born in Germany in 1933, joined the AP in 1956 and was best known for his war photography: Congo, […]
The Late Horst Faas Risked Everything To Get These Gritty Wartime Shots
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JIM ROGERS: I’ll Never Forget About The Time I Was Held Hostage For 9 Days In The Congo

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=jim%20rogers&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1331092229&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=63b33e029673411ab0290b376137f31c&dbm=PY2009&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] After Jim Rogers left the Quantum Funds, he took off on a motorcycle adventure across the world in the 80s.Then between 1999 and 2002 he took off on another round the world journey, this time with his wife Paige Parker. 
JIM ROGERS: I’ll Never Forget About The Time I Was Held Hostage For 9 Days In The Congo