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Ghana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus

13 March 2020, 3:52 AM

Gabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases.

SuperSport’s Furman still undecided about his future

22 January 2020, 4:49 PM

SuperSport United captain Dean Furman is still not sure if he will remain with the team beyond this season.

SA to face Ghana, Zim and Ethiopia in Soccer World Cup qualifier

21 January 2020, 8:41 PM

South Africa will face Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in Group G, in the World Cup qualifier draw announced on Tuesday. 

Celebrations will be taking place in Brussels to honour at Lumumba Square, in Brussels

Belgium to honour Patrice Lumumba

17 January 2020, 1:19 PM

Belgium is set to honour the life of the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba.

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

16 January 2020, 5:40 AM

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country’s population has access to electricity. The country has access to vast and diverse possible energy resources. These include about 12 billion metric tonnes of coal, hydro power potential concentrated along […]

Bad weather blamed for SA military plane crash in DRC

9 January 2020, 9:23 PM

Bad weather has been blamed for the crash landing of the Defence Force C 130 transport aircraft in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

WHO decries ‘collective failure’ as measles kills 140,000

6 December 2019, 6:35 AM

Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 19, burn church in eastern DRC

21 November 2019, 11:20 AM

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign against them in border areas with Uganda, local officials said.

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Scientists discover new strain of HIV in DRC

10 November 2019, 12:25 PM

Scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The discovery of the new strain has been reported in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni.

WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

31 October 2019, 10:27 AM

Congo’s Ebola outbreak has infected over 3,000 people and killed more than 2,000 since August last year. It is the second-worst outbreak after one in West Africa between 2013 and 2016.



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