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AU calls for international actions to address Ebola outbreak in DRC

20 July 2019, 7:43 AM

The African Union (AU) on Friday called for immediate international actions to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has lingered for almost one year with a high number of casualties.

Goma, which has a population of around one million, is the capital of North Kivu province, the epicentre of what is now the second deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak on record.

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

18 July 2019, 9:17 AM

Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago, the Ebola outbreak has proved tenacious.

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

17 July 2019, 3:10 PM

The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday,fueling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs whether to sound the alarm internationally.

Africa seeks to train more researchers

15 July 2019, 2:57 PM

In 2007, African Union countries committed to investing at least 1% of GDP to Research and Development.

Bafana Bafana are not bold enough to attack teams: Baloyi

5 July 2019, 4:17 PM

Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brian Baloyi says the national team is not bold enough to attack teams at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ebola outbreak cases continue to increase

1 July 2019, 2:33 PM

The number of Ebola outbreak cases is increasing on a daily basis in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s affected zones.

DRC targets militia in ‘large-scale’ army operation

30 June 2019, 3:29 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s leader said Sunday he had ordered the army to launch a “large-scale” operation against armed groups in the restive east after the killings of scores of civilians.

Hosts Egypt book spot in the Afcon last 16

27 June 2019, 1:55 PM

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.

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

Early Mauritania poll results show ruling party candidate ahead

22 June 2019, 2:58 PM

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

Ebola’s spread highlights importance of societal issues in scientific advancements

17 June 2019, 4:06 PM

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.



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