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The World Health Organization (WHO) says very important progress has been made in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A total of 38 people have died since the disease was identified in May, but the WHO says there are currently no confirmed cases in the country.

Its regional emergency director, Dr Ibrahim Socé-Fall, told BBC Focus on Africa radio that it was too early to celebrate as the test results from four suspected cases were still not known.

He praised the rapid response by the Congolese authorities and other health agencies.

Dr Socé-Fall said more than 3,000 people were given an experimental vaccine and none of them had contracted the virus. ‘Progress’ in tackling Ebola in DR Congo.



US blocks visas for ‘corrupt’ DR Congo officials

The US State Department has imposed visa bans on a number of Congolese officials accused of corruption or electoral malpractice.

It declined to name those targeted, but said the move was intended to send a strong signal that Washington was committed to fighting corruption and to supporting credible elections.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is to hold a much-delayed presidential election in December to choose a successor to Joseph Kabila.

His second and final term in office ended in 2016 but many suspect he is trying to stay in power.

By Morning Call