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  • Congo
    Saturday Apr 24, 1965

    Che Guevara

    Cuban Expeditionaries

    Congo
    Saturday Apr 24, 1965

    Guevara, his second-in-command Víctor Dreke, and 12 other Cuban Expeditionaries arrived in Congo on April 24, 1965, and a contingent of approximately 100 Afro-Cubans joined them soon afterward.




  • Congo
    Saturday Nov 20, 1965

    Che Guevara

    Guevara left Congo

    Congo
    Saturday Nov 20, 1965

    Later that year, on November 20, 1965, suffering from dysentery and acute asthma, and disheartened after seven months of defeats, Guevara left Congo with the six Cuban survivors of his 12-man column.




  • Kinshasa, Zaire, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wednesday Oct 30, 1974

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    The Rumble in the Jungle

    Kinshasa, Zaire, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wednesday Oct 30, 1974

    The defeat of Frazier set the stage for a title fight against heavyweight champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974—a bout nicknamed The Rumble in the Jungle. Ali won by knockout in the 8th round.




  • Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sunday Aug 24, 2014

    Ebola Most Major Outbreaks

    Équateur Outbreak in 2014

    Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sunday Aug 24, 2014

    This occurred in Équateur province. Outbreak detected 24 August and, as of 28 October 2014, the WHO said that twenty days had passed since the last reported case was discharged and no new contacts were being followed. Declared over on 15 November 2014. This outbreak infected 66 and killed 49.




  • Bikoro, Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Thursday May 17, 2018

    Ebola Most Major Outbreaks

    DR Congo Outbreak in 2018

    Bikoro, Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Thursday May 17, 2018

    On 8 May 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported two confirmed cases of Ebola infection in the northwestern town of Bikoro. On 17 May, a case was confirmed in the city of Mbandaka. Health authorities are planning to ring vaccinate with rVSV-ZEBOV, a recently developed experimental Ebola vaccine, to contain the outbreak. The outbreak is ongoing as of 24 June 2018, in 2014 a different area of Equateur province was affected On July 24, 2018, the outbreak was declared over. This resulted in 54 infections and 33 deaths.




  • Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2018

    Ebola Most Major Outbreaks

    Kivu Ebola epidemic

    Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2018

    On 1 August 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ministry of Health declared an outbreak when 4 individuals tested positive for the Ebola virus. On 11 June 2019, the WHO confirmed that a five-year-old boy in Uganda died after being diagnosed with Ebola. As of 20 February 2020, the outbreak is still ongoing. So far the outbreak infected 3,874 cases and killed 2,253.




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