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”.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Eight months after Ebola reappeared in Democratic Republic of Congo, the disease is spreading faster than ever.
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 is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme after three people died and 262 others got sick, police said.
At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police and medical services said.