Egypt are in Group A with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe for the June 21-July 19 tournament as they seek a record-extending eighth African title.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new leadership is under mounting pressure to diversify the country’s economy from its dependence on raw materials following the plunge in the price of cobalt.
Pressure will be on Egypt next Friday when they open the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament against Zimbabwe at the Cairo stadium.
A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a 5-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.
Heads of state, former heads of state and heads of international and regional organisation have started arriving for President-elect, Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.
The United Nations congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his election, noting that South Africa is playing a leading role in the work of the UN and in the support of multilateralism.
The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the DRC to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread “remains very high”.
A record 41.3million people were uprooted within their own countries in 2018 due to conflicts and violence, data showed on Friday, with two-thirds displaced in just 10 countries including Syria,Colombia and Somalia.
More than 1 000 people have now died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, as aid workers warned that the highly contagious virus combined with insecurity in the restive region was creating a “deeply worrying situation”.