• Uganda Extends Lockdowns In Bid To End Ebola Outbreak

    Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has extended quarantine measures in the two districts at the epicentre of the country’s Ebola epidemic for another 21 days, citing the need to protect gains in the fight against the virus. This marks the third renewal of lockdowns in Kassanda and Mubende, and authorities are hopeful it will be the […]

  • Ebola outbreak in Uganda appears under control

    Uganda has reached seven days without any new cases of Ebola, suggesting that the deadly outbreak is under control and possibly coming to an end, although caution is needed and it’s too early to declare the outbreak over. A daily update from the World Health Organization said no new cases were reported on Tuesday. The […]

  • Texas on the tail end of a potential tornado outbreak

    Scattered showers are back in Houston today, but there’s also a very slight chance of a few strong to severe storms in the afternoon, mainly northeast of Houston.

  • Bacolod declares cholera outbreak in another village

    BACOLOD CITY — The City Health Office (CHO) declared a cholera outbreak in Barangay Mandalagan here Wednesday, Nov. 23. A sanitary inspector informs the residents of Purok Luhod-Luhod, Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, about the chlorination after a dug well in the area tested positive for cholera on Nov. 11. (Photo

  • The tools Uganda is using to fight Ebola outbreak

    While most previous Ebola outbreaks have been with the Zaire virus, Uganda has been hit with the Sudan Ebola strain

  • Cellnex declares end to aggressive European M&A

    Tower company Cellnex reportedly ruled out any further acquisitions in the European tower market following a period of heavy investment.

  • Deadly floods, landslides in eastern DR Congo

    Goma, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 19, 2022 Two days of flooding and landslides in eastern DR Congo have claimed more than 20 lives, officials and police said Saturday. At least 13 people were killed Friday at an illegal gold mine at Rubaya, in the North Kivu province territory of Masisi. "The victims were 'diggers' who were in wells and people who were nearby," Jean-Paul Barindikije, secretary of an association of artisanal miner

  • M23 rebels advance into eastern DR Congo

    The M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has advanced into new territory after calls by regional blocs to lay down their weapons, officials said. The M23, a revived group drawn primarily from the Congolese Tutsis, swept through North Kivu province, sparking a humanitarian crisis and a confrontation between the DRC and …

  • Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

    By EVELYNE MUSAMBI, AP News NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday […]

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    Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

    By EVELYNE MUSAMBI Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc has begun in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. The Kenyan and Burundian presidents attended the opening session in person Monday, while

  • Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

    The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc has begun in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. The Kenyan and Burundian presidents attended the opening session in person Monday, while the presidents of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda attended virtually. The leaders reiterated their commitment to support and ensure lasting peace in Congo. The East Africa regional bloc secretary general said some of...

  • Ugandan doctors face fear and shortages in Ebola outbreak

    NAIROBI/KAMPALA  (Reuters) – When Ebola broke out in Uganda in September, 10 doctors immediately stepped forward to work in an isolation unit at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, but now only three are left. Staff are reluctant to work in the unit for fear of catching the deadly hemorrhagic fever, and also because of exhaustion […]