The UN's refugee agency says more than 300,000 people have fled their homes in the past two weeks after a new outbreak of interethnic violence. The most recent flare-up of hostilities is centered on Ituri state in the east of the country.
Over 2,230 people have been infected with Ebola and at least 1,510 have died over the past year. "We know how to address the crisis," says German church-based NGO Difaem, "but the unrest is making this impossible."
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma. The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border.
The ex-warlord was convicted on 13 counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity. The trial began nine years after the International Criminal Court called for his arrest.
International aid organizations are warning that the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could worsen in the face of instability, public distrust and a critical shortfall in funds to contain the deadly virus.
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