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With over 100 luxury rooms and all the amenities, the five-star Serena Hotel in Goma, eastern DR Congo, stands out in the capital of North Kivu province, better known as a stronghold for armed groups than a tourist destination

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Twenty-nine bodies were found in the Virunga Park after being "executed en masse", the interior minister of North Kivu province, Jean-Bosco Sebishimbo, said.

WHO has appointed two distinguished leaders @AMindaoudou  and @LusengeJ  to co-chair an Independent Commission on sexual abuse and exploitation during the response to the tenth #Ebola  epidemic in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, #DRC .

Statement from Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, on Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Allegations in the North Kivu#Ebola  Response@WHO  @MoetiTshidi  @WHOAFROA @DrTedros #ExploitationR #WomenO

1. Horrific: More than 50 women in DRC allege they were coerced into having sex by aid workers in the response to the protracted North Kivu#Ebola  outbreak. Allegations against WHO, UNICEF, IOM, Oxfam, World Vision and others.

I am proud to coauthor, along with my CDC colleagues, a new perspective in @NEJM  highlighting the lessons learned from the North Kivu#Ebola  outbreak.

Democratic Republic of Congo: a @WorldVision  staff member was killed in North Kivu on 16 September, and one injured in the attack, while three aid workers have been abducted the same week in Ituri. Humanitarians are #NotATarget  @UNOCHA_DRC  statement: [FR]

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In the D.R. Congo, @MONUSCO  is working to ensure all members of the community are equipped to stop the spread ✋of #COVID19 . During a recent patrol, South African peacekeepers ZA distributed face masks and hand sanitizers to students in North Kivu. #A4P 

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Despite the challenges of #COVID19 , @MONUSCO  continues to carry out key disarmament, demobilization and reintegration activities in the D.R. Congo CD . The mission recently joined @UNICEF  in supporting the rehabilitation of 29 former child soldiers in North Kivu. #A4P 

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Despite the operational challenges of #COVID19 , @MONUSCO  peacekeepers continue to perform critical duties in the D.R. Congo. Peacekeepers recently conducted long-range patrols in North Kivu to reassure the local population and meet with local civil society leaders. #A4P 

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The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo #DRC  ?? announced today that preliminary lab results indicate a cluster of #Ebola  cases in North Kivu province, some 2500 km from Equateur province.

The announcement that the dreadful North Kivu-Ituri#Ebola  outbreak is now only hours away. Such a huge toll on the people of that region of DRC; such a huge effort by so many Congolese public health workers, NGOs, @WHO  & others. We owe them.

1. #Ebola  thread: The situation in DRC looks quite dangerous. Just days before the 20-month long North Kivu outbreak was to be declared over, a new case was diagnosed. Now the count is up to 6. Four are dead. One escaped care & is in the community, ie infecting others.

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Heartbreak: There is a new case of #Ebola  in DRC, @DrTedros  says. This news comes 2 days before the nightmarish North Kivu outbreak was to be declared over.

Pray to all the gods: It really does look like the North Kivu-Ituri#Ebola  outbreak is over. What a slog. We owe an enormous debt to so many people who worked at this for the past 20 months.

Big news on the Ebola vaccine from Congo: "the evidence the WHO has been gathering in North Kivu — where nearly 64,000 doses have been administered — point to the vaccine being 'highly, highly efficacious.'"

Tomorrow, 1 August, marks one year since the Government of #DRC  declared an #Ebola  outbreak in North Kivu province. @DrTedros , @UNReliefChief , @unicefchief  & @WFPChief  salute the heroic efforts of the #healthworkers  on the front line ?

Ebola stole away Christ-Vie’s mother in DR Congo. Now she's being cared for by Ruthia, an Ebola-survivor, at a @UNICEFDRC  nursery in North Kivu until her family arrives.

BREAKING: Congo confirms 4 new Ebola cases in North Kivu province, week after outbreak in northwest ends.

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