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Displaced people

Conflicts uproot a record 41 mln in their own countries

10 May 2019, 7:11 AM

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 dead in DRC due to Ebola epidemic

7 May 2019, 8:50 AM

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”.

Bafana Bafana to fancy their chances out of Afcon Group D

12 April 2019, 10:18 PM

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt, winner of the competition a record seven times, were grouped with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe at a spectacular draw ceremony held in Giza on Friday.

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

Museveni vows ‘Uganda is safe’ after tourist kidnap

8 April 2019, 11:17 AM

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday insisted his country was safe for travelers, after the kidnapping of a US tourist, but vowed to further strengthen security in national parks.

Mamelodi Sundowns players

Sundowns stun Al Ahly

6 April 2019, 9:08 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns  stunned record eight-time trophy holders Al Ahly of Egypt 5-0 Saturday in the first leg of a CAF Champions League quarter-final near Pretoria.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy.

Study points to new antibody approach to tackling Ebola, other infections

6 April 2019, 3:24 PM

Scientists working on developing vaccines against Ebola have found they can “harvest” antibodies from volunteers vaccinated in research trials and use them to make treatments for the deadly viral infection.

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day

4 April 2019, 10:05 AM

Four kidnappers stopped a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park on safari to see wild animals.

Ebola treatment area

Ebola spreading fast in the DRC

4 April 2019, 9:09 AM

Eight months after Ebola reappeared in Democratic Republic of Congo, the disease is spreading faster than ever.

Corneille Nangaa, president of Congo's National Independent Electoral Commission.

US imposed sanctions on three DRC senior officials

22 March 2019, 5:48 AM

The US has imposed sanctions on three senior officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission, accusing them of corruption and obstructing the December presidential election.

Uganda investigates UN food aid after three die, police say

19 March 2019, 12:15 PM

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme after three people died and 262 others got sick, police said.



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