Ebola outbreak in DRC confined to one area

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) does not warrant the implementation of travel restrictions to the country because the virus is confined to a remote region, based on the information currently available.

On Saturday, 11 suspected cases and three deaths were reported in the Likati district, in the northeastern province of Bas-Uele, with the first case being confirmed in April, reports Fox News.

WHO has said that the epidemic outbreak in West Africa between 2014 and 2016 was the most widespread in history, with the most…
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Ebola outbreak in DRC confined to one area

The Long Road to Odzala, Congo

Roasted peanuts and an ice-cold crocodile. Those are the abiding memories of my first night in Brazzaville, the colourful capital of the Republic of Congo. We bought half a dozen roasted peanut-filled cones in twists of newspaper and spread them out on a plastic pavement table. The tavern- owner delivered a crate of chilled Ngok’ beers and we were all set for sundowners, Brazzaville-style.

I was heading north to the rainforests, but it made sense to spend at least one night in “Brazza”, the tiny cousin of mega-city Kinshasa across the Congo River. It’s a…
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The Long Road to Odzala, Congo

City Guide: Brazzaville

Brazzaville by Christopher Clark

Out and about in Brazzaville…? Here are some suggestions of where to eat and drink, sleep and experience the arts.

EATING AND DRINKING

For fine dining and the best river views within stumbling distance of the city centre, Mami Wata has become an obligatory weekend stop for wealthy locals and expats alike. La Corniche. Tel: +242 053 42879.

La Bodega offers a strange and intriguing mix of Peruvian and Congolese cuisine and often has live music. It’s popular among expats and younger locals. 40 rue de Dr Cureau. Tel: +242…
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Kingsley Holgate touches the Heart of Africa

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Kingsley Holgate, the greybeard of African adventure – on another journey, this time to the Heart of Africa.

He’s survived more than 50 bouts of malaria, traversed bone-dry desert and rain-drenched tropical forests while visiting every country in Africa and circumnavigated the continent in an epic journey stretching to over 400 days. Kingsley Holgate, the greybeard of African adventure, is a man in love with exploring off the beaten track in Africa, so it’s only fitting that he recently became the first man to touch the very…
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