Hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt, confirmed their place in the knockout stages after a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Early poll results put Mauritania ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani comfortably ahead after Saturday’s presidential election, taking50.41% of the ballot with more than half votes counted, data from the electoral commission showed
The persistence of Congo’s Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say.
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.