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