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UN report reveals positive developments in Great Lakes region

3 October 2019, 8:42 PM

The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy Huang Xia has told the Security Council that there are good grounds for hope and optimism in the Great Lakes region despite persistent security and socio-economic concerns.

US travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases

29 September 2019, 9:50 AM

The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there.

Xenophobia puts South Africa’s moral authority in Africa at risk

22 September 2019, 11:51 AM

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe’s erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe. It was easy to guess why. When he stood to speak, Ramaphosa apologised for weeks of violence in his country targeted at non-national Africans.

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives in Harare

11 September 2019, 2:53 PM

More than 2 000 people have received former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s body at Harare’s International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

Felix Tshisekedi

Head of DRC’s public finances watchdog questioned by authorities

1 September 2019, 2:35 PM

The head of Democratic Republic of Congo’s public finances watchdog was detained for questioning for several hours on Saturday, in what he said was retaliation for investigations by his office into spending by senior government officials.

Vaccine group seeks $7.4 billion to save up to 8 million lives

30 August 2019, 7:29 AM

GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, has called on donors for $7.4 billion to help immunise 300 million children against life-threatening diseases between 2021 and 2025, and save up to eight million lives.

Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame

Leaders of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact in bid to end tension

21 August 2019, 5:41 PM

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed a pact on Wednesday in Angola’s capital aimed at ending a long-running rivalry that has resulted in their busiest border crossing being closed for six months.

Ebola Vaccine

New Ebola drugs to make disease ‘preventable and treatable’

15 August 2019, 2:20 PM

There’s been a possible major breakthrough in the fight against Ebola after trials of new drugs suggested they could make the disease ‘preventable and treatable’.

Ebola Vaccine

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers: WHO

15 August 2019, 10:15 AM

Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.


New Ebola drugs show up to 90% chance of survival

14 August 2019, 5:39 AM

  There’s new hope in the battle to halt a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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