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GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute

6 August 2019, 3:02 PM

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Person receiving vaccine

Ugandan says starts its largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

5 August 2019, 8:19 PM

Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a potential spillover of the deadly hemorrhagic fever from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several in Goma

2 August 2019, 9:10 PM

Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east’s main city of Goma before dying of the haemorrhagic fever, officials said.

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, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC makes new push to fight year-old Ebola epidemic

31 July 2019, 5:30 AM

So far, 1,790 people have died of the dreaded haemorrhagic virus since the first cases were recorded on August 1 last year.

Six Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in World Cup draw

29 July 2019, 6:08 AM

Six of the 24 teams who played at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt will be included in the 2022 World Cup Africa preliminary qualifying draw to be made Monday.

AU warns against curbing travel to DRC

20 July 2019, 7:55 PM

The African Union has warned against curbing travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)despite the “high” threat of the spread of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Ebola patients in hospital

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.

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