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Goma, which has a population of around one million, is the capital of North Kivu province, the epicentre of what is now the second deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak on record.

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

18 July 2019, 9:17 AM

Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago, the Ebola outbreak has proved tenacious.

UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1,000

6 July 2019, 7:04 AM

The UN Security Council called Friday for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention centre for migrants.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo a cause for concern

24 June 2019, 1:55 PM

More than 1,500 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said Monday.

Fight vaccine hesitancy as ‘contagious disease’, UN meeting told

22 May 2019, 12:26 PM

Faced with a global resurgence of measles, health experts have called for countries to step up the fight against vaccine resistance, warning the movement was spreading like a contagious disease.

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid ‘high’ risk of spread: WHO

21 May 2019, 5:52 AM

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread “remains very high”.

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